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Sports Nutrition and Protein

‘The Power of the Building Block Similar to carbohydrates, the protein debate has been rolling on for what seems like a life-time! With regards to type, source, quantity, and the timing of consumption, athletes, coaches, and academics alike have been, and still are attempting to underline what’s right, and what’s not so right with regards … continue reading »

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Sports Nutrition and Micronutrients

‘Tiny but mighty’   The diet of human beings needs to consist of both macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fat), and micronutrients (vitamins & minerals). As macronutrients make up the larger portion ratios of our food consumption, do not be misguided in to believing that because of their name that micronutrients are less important than their … continue reading »

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Fuelling for a Ultra Marathon

 Lakeland 100   When you are fuelling for a Ultra marathon be it 50 or 100 miles the basic principles can be the same. We take a look the well known Lakeland 100 Ultra Race as an example guide to fuelling for long distance running. The Lakeland 100 ‘Ultra Tour of the Lake District’ is possibly … continue reading »

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Sports Nutrition and Carbohydrates

  Understanding Carbohydrates Part 1: ‘The Substrate King!’ Unless you have been recreating the legendary Forrest Gump’s run across America, then you may well have heard of the macronutrient, carbohydrate! The scientific carbohydrate debate has been gathering pace for years, and potentially will continue to split opinions among athletes, coaches, and academics alike for some … continue reading »

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Sports Nutrition: Macronutrients

‘The Good, The Bad, & The Kilocalorie?’ Carbohydrates, protein, and fat ultimately provide the energy necessary to maintain our body’s functions during both rest, and physical activity (1), and consequently maintain its structural and functional integrity. However, over the years’ macronutrients have been interchangeably used in various amounts, types, and periodization throughout our diets with … continue reading »