BACKED BY SCIENCE: Fixing Gut Issues during Competition – Endurance Athletes

Gut issues, or gastrointestinal (GI) distress is a common and recurring issue amongst athletes participating in sport and exercise. The prevalence of such problems can interfere with performance to such an extent that it will either impair or cause in-completion of an event or exercise session.

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Meal Frequency and Body Composition: Does it Even Matter?

It is commonly believed that eating smaller, but more frequent meals will increase rates of fat loss when compared to a calorie matched diet that consists of eating fewer meals per day.

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BACKED BY SCIENCE: Low Carbohydrate Dieting for Sport: On its Last Legs?

Low carbohydrate dieting for sporting performance was popularised in the 1980s with the aim of enhancing fat usage during exercise, in return sparing muscle glycogen and improving exercise performance.

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Nutrient Timing and the Anabolic Window: An Update

Confusion often surrounds the need to consume protein immediately post training – Conflicting research data, anecdotal evidence and personal beliefs lead to many misconceptions and assumptions with regards to nutrient timing and it’s hierarchy of importance for inducing muscle hypertrophy.

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