Category Archive for: ‘Articles – Sport’

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    Sports Drink Shenanigans

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    Out of all the sports supplements available on the market, Sports Drinks are one of the key sellers. Whether you are walking on the treadmill in the gym or playing a 5-a-side, you are led to believe that you must have a sports drink with …

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  • Fat Adaptation & Fuel Efficiency – The Secret to Ultra Endurance Performance

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    Part 1: Endurance sports require the body to produce energy for a very (and especially “ultra” events) very long time. Thus, it would seem logical that to improve your endurance performance, it would be wise to make your body very efficient and robust at producing energy. …

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  • Articles – Pimp your Protein Shake

    Let me start off my stating that “Protein Shakes” are not magical foods that suddenly turn you into muscle bound bodybuilders or beach babes. That’s all hype and marketing which supplement companies have been using to sell their products for the past 20yrs or so. …

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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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  • 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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  • Articles – Pre Exercise Nutrition

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    Training for Football/Rugby/GAA and most team sports usually involves a combination of sprint drills, body weight exercises, weights and practice match. Duration is typically 1.5 – 2hrs and pretty much all the different energy systems are used. In general, the training involves a combination of …

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