Posted: 5 Feb

Did you know that during a 10-mile run, your feet make approximately 15,000 strikes with the ground at a force of three to four times the body's weight.
Stress fractures can happen in endurance athletes when too much pressure is placed on the same spot on a bone in the legs and feet of runners and athlete over long periods of

Posted: 30 Jan

I hate the word “Diet!” There, I’ve said it.

The word “Diet” has to be one of the most unhelpful words in the English language, or any other language for that matter. Immediately you say that you are on a diet, the brain seems to become a food seeking machine driving you to eat anything and everything in sight!

Many endurance athletes

Posted: 23 Jan

I have been working with membership group this week teaching them about the essential nutrients an endurance athlete needs to stay healthy and avoid injury. We covered carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals and water. One of the questions I got asked was about vitamins and minerals and if there were certain ones which were particularly useful to an endurance

Posted: 16 Jan

We all think we eat more healthily than we do. The phrase “You are what you eat” may be an over used cliche but it is especially relevant to endurance athletes.

Endurance athletes need to eat to support their body through training and racing. Day to day eating habits will either support or sabotage you results. Eating for performance is so

Posted: 9 Jan

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017.

By now I expect many of you have planned which events you are going to be competing in throughout the year. Some of you may have chosen events that you competed in last year and you want to improve your personal best this year. Some of you may never have done an endurance event

Posted: 12 Dec

Over the last few weeks, we have been looking at how getting leaner and lighter will make a real difference to your race results. We have also looked at the pitfalls of traditional dieting for endurance athletes who have different energy and nutrient requirements to people who are more sedentary as well the factors which might influence your ability to

Posted: 5 Dec

One of the questions I frequently get asked by endurance athletes is ‘What ratio of carbohydrates:proteins:fats should I eat for maximum performance?’

It’s a good question and unfortunately there isn’t an exact depends.

Protein and fat need to be eaten to supply essential nutrients to the body. Carbohydrate however isn’t required to maintain a healthy body but it is useful to

Posted: 28 Nov

There are many factors at play when it comes to controlling your appetite. As an endurance athlete, you can eat the healthiest diet in the world and exercise frequently but if you still eat too much you won’t get to be as lean as you would like. This will affect your ability to reach your target body composition goals which

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