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  • Training Diary of an Ultrarunner

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    Monday Time/Training Description Why Am – 90min Run Variable Intensity Session This involved the following: 15min warm-up, just easy running, some dynamic stretching Main set: 3 x 5min hill effort + 3min tempo flat. 8min jog back to start. So 1:1 interval set 15min cool …

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  • Articles- The Coffee Low Down

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    This is another one of those nutrition conundrums – “you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t”. Many of us love a cup (or 2!) of coffee and simply just enjoy the taste and the occasion. Others know that there are performance …

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  • Always Put Things in Context

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    Most of you know that nutrition is not a simple case of black and white. What works for one person may not work for another… “One man’s food is another man’s poison” and all that. But it’s very true; there are huge variations between us in …

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  • What makes a “good” Nutritionist ?

    There are a lot of individuals out there that called themselves Nutritionists. Anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist as there is currently no legislation that governs the title. This means that there are essentially no set education or qualification requirements that need to be met …

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  • Articles – Essential Recovery for the Endurance Athlete

    As a Sports Nutritionist, a favorite saying of mine is that “You don’t get fitter during training, you get fitter after”. The most important part of your nutrition strategy is what you drink/eat during the first few hours after exercise. The reason for this is that all of …

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  • Whats this Nutrition all about ??

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    So my first blog is a bit of a general rant. However, I want to explain this whole concept of nutrition as I still feel people don’t properly understand what it’s all about. One way I like to explain things is to discuss the “don’ts”, …

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  • Articles – A Bit on Protein

    What is it ? Proteins are polymer chains of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds. Protein is a nutrient needed by the human body forgrowth, repair, metabolism, immunity, digestion, nerve function, hormonal function, basically every cell, tissue and physiological process in the body requires …

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  • Articles – Detox

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    Let me start off by saying that there is no requirement for the body to undergo specific starvation, celery juice 7 day programmes in order for it to be “cleansed”. Those that tell you it is necessary, are those trying to sell you magical gut …

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  • Articles – Beta Alanine

    This is like creatine in that it works, its proven and its safe. This is an amino acid that combines with histidine (another amino acid) to form a compound called Carnosine (1). We have plenty of histidine in the body but not a huge amount …

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  • Articles – The Creatine Low Down

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    Most people have heard the word “creatine” before. It is the most well known and researched of all sports supplements. It was first used competitively by athletes during the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and hundreds of studies on it have been conducted since. Despite this, …

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