Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

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    Whats this Low Carb for athletes all about ?

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    This has been a journey spanning over 5yrs. I didn’t just pick up a book; listen to a podcast, read a blog and then start just eating loads of fat, no carbs and doing long runs on empty. I looked into everything I could (and …

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    Sugar v Fat – Horizon BBC Documentary

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    Dig yourself hole and then keep digging. That’s essentially what this BBC documentary did. They had two identical twins compare a high sugar diet versus a high fat diet for one month. How each faired then was based on body composition, cognitive performance, fitness and …

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  • Athlete Support for 2013/2014 season

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    I am going to be taking on two Irish endurance athletes for the coming season. This follows on from my work this year with Ryan Sherlock and Eimear Mullan. This “ad-lib” nutrition support is for any athlete that is looking to turn pro or race …

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    An Ode to the Trail

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    A piece I wrote for the Irish Runner Magazine, published in September 2012; We are slowly but surely becoming a running nation. More and more people are hitting the pavements and pounding the roads. But I want to tell you all about a better place …

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  • Special Announcement: A New Beginning..

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    Commencing Jan 1st, I will be working with BMC’s Development Squad as their Performance Nutritionist. This will see me based out of Quarrata, Tuscany, where I will work with the individual riders, attend training camps and support their race program. My contract is not full …

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  • Athlete Support for 2012/13

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    Over the past few years, certain individual pro/elite athletes have contacted me directly to seek advice and support. These have been usually full time pro athletes or those looking to turn pro that have no official sponsor or funding. I have been able to take …

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  • An ON4S State of Mind… Find the Woods, not the Tree’s

    ……The Whole is Only as Good as the Sum of its Parts Improving your health and fitness is a multifactorial equation. It involves many different factors which all have to be figured out and then put in place. Once they are in place, they need …

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  • CCC 2012 Race Report

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    More of a story than a report: The CCC is an ultra trail marathon, starting in Courmayer and Finishing in Chamonix. It is essentially 100Km of the 168km official UTMB. These two races (plus the TDS and the PTL) make up a week of ultra …

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  • An Ultrarunners State of Mind…

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    I’m not going to write a big step by step, checkpoint by checkpoint report on the race this time. However, it would be an insult to the race to not write something. So if you read my report from last year http://optimumnutrition4sport.co.uk/2011/08/03/race-report-the-lakeland100/ , you will …

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  • Optimum Performance Workshop

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    This will be a fully packed day of seminars and practical workshops that will teach you how to improve your fitness, health and performance. The objective is to bring you up to date with the world of sports science and to show you exactly how …

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