Nutrition

  • Recipe: Malt Loaf

    Recipe: Malt Loaf

    17th June 2016

    MALT LOAF, FRUIT loaf, tea bread, hot cross buns and crumpets are great choices for athletes as a pre-training snack prior to a high intensity session/competition as they are easily digestible and help to keep glycogen (carb) stores topped up.…

  • Right on Time Carbohydrate

    Right on Time Carbohydrate

    17th June 2016

    Carbohydrate is your body’s 5-star fuel and is absolutely essential for maximising performance short and long term WITH ALL THE research over several decades on carbohydrate and endurance performance, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there’s nothing new to learn.…

  • Iron Constitution: Fuelling for your Ironman

    Iron Constitution: Fuelling for your Ironman

    17th June 2016

    Fuelling an ironman starts long before race day and finishes long after. Here’s what you need to eat and drink to ensure optimal preparation, racing and recovery “Competing in an ironman event places huge physiological and psychological demands on an…

  • Fat: no longer the bad guy

    Fat: no longer the bad guy

    16th June 2016

    Did you know that many healthy option foods are more likely to harm you than the so-called bad foods they replace? Andrew Hamilton explains how the latest research is turning our thinking on saturated fats upside down. A professor of…

  • Blackcurrant endurance power

    Blackcurrant endurance power

    16th June 2016

    LOOKING TO GET an edge from your fitness and outdoor activities? New Zealand scientists have discovered that blackcurrants may enhance the benefits of exercise and boost recovery. Scientists are discovering previously unknown benefits of blackcurrants that could be potential game-changers…

  • Red meat, green light?

    Red meat, green light?

    13th June 2016

    A study published in Network Health shows how three out of five endurance and female athletes are iron depleted and a third are at risk of iron deficiency. The research examines how the body uses iron and how deficiency can erode…

  • Carbohydrate: loads of advice!

    Carbohydrate: loads of advice!

    13th June 2016

    If you’re serious about performing well for a big event, your pre-race carbohydrate nutrition is vital. But as Andrew Hamilton explains, carbohydrate loading to keep your muscle stores topped up is something you need to think about day in, day…

  • 24-Hour Food

    24-Hour Food

    13th June 2016

    Beer, baby food and choc chip cookies – welcome to the crazy fuelling sources of the day-night marathon runners.  Ask a dozen different runners what they’d eat over a 24-hour event and you’d get a dozen different answers for sure.…

  • Recover the right way

    Recover the right way

    13th June 2016

    Don’t underestimate the importance of recovery if you want to get the best from your training Without that R&R you could easily open the door to a host of issues you don’t want, such as a plateau, loss of muscle…