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  • From UK to Kathmandu: Nutrition and Food

    From UK to Kathmandu: Nutrition and Food

    24th December 2015

    So, we’re almost ready to discuss our training programmes but first, food! We have always been passionate about food, Sam has taken courses in how to cook and has even worked as a chef for a while and Henry is highly…

  • Superfood: Moringa

    Superfood: Moringa

    15th December 2015

    Described as the most nutrient-rich food yet discovered, but we bet you’ve not heard of Moringa. Moringa Oleifera – also known as the Horseradish tree, Mulangay, Benzolive and Drumstick tree – has actually been used as food and medicine for centuries and by many cultures.…

  • Defend yourself!

    Defend yourself!

    8th December 2015

    If you’re striving for a new PB then avoiding the lurgy could be your biggest training asset. Andrew Hamilton looks at what the very latest research says about nutrition and immunity. In a carefully-crafted training programme where you’re looking for incremental gains in performance,…

  • Breakfast Of Champions

    Breakfast Of Champions

    3rd December 2015

    Nutella, smoothies, doughnuts and a whole load of oats, welcome to the weird and wonderful day starting meals of some of the greatest endurance athletes The importance of starting your early endurance sessions with an energy boosting meal is well established and research…

  • Dose up on D

    Dose up on D

    27th November 2015

    The majority of athletes are deficient in vitamin D, which is vital for sporting performance. Taking the right dose of vitamin D has the capacity to dramatically improve sporting performance, according to a new study. The research indicates that appropriate vitamin D supplementation can increase…

  • Vegetarian Endurance Nutrition

    Vegetarian Endurance Nutrition

    19th November 2015

    Get the most out of your vegetarian diet and training. Find out what foods you should be eating more of and why. If you’re a vegetarian endurance athlete it can be hard to get the quantity of carbohydrates, fats and protein, the calories and…

  • Tea Time

    Tea Time

    18th November 2015

    That afternoon (morning or evening) cuppa is a bit of a ritual for us Brits but as Andrew Hamilton explains as well as being refreshing and good for your health it can also boost performance too.  Originating from China around 2000 years ago,…

  • Using tea on the go

    Using tea on the go

    18th November 2015

    Much as you may be tempted, it’s simply not practical to stop and brew up in the middle of a long workout or race.  The good news is that you can easily make your own tasty tea-based sport drink to both hydrate…

  • Hench Nutrition teams up with Bear Grylls

    Hench Nutrition teams up with Bear Grylls

    10th November 2015

    Norwich-based producer Hench Nutrition has partnered up with Bear Grylls to release a new range of supplement products for the UK. Bear Grylls Nutrition offers six products designed to promote a lean and healthy physique.  The “Bear Grylls – Fuel…

  • Protein Percentage: How much do you need?

    Protein Percentage: How much do you need?

    5th November 2015

      How much protein do you need to keep in tip-top condition and maximise your endurance performance? Andrew Hamilton looks at the recent evidence. Once upon a time, many athletes believed that the secret to sporting prowess was protein, and lots of it…