Posted: 19 Oct

When I’m working with endurance athlete clients, I don’t expect them to eat perfectly 100% of the time. This is unrealistic.

Fad diets often set very high expectations, are strict and prohibitive, often expecting the individual to completely change what they are eating as well as introducing the latest weird and wonderful, often expensive ingredients.

I think that there are a number

Posted: 10 Oct

I ran a day of metabolic testing yesterday to see how metabolically efficient a group of triathletes were. Knowing if your body is metabolically efficient at burning carbohydrate and fat as the right proportions as your exercise intensity changes is really important particularly if you compete at longer distances. One triathlete had been struggling with her weight after an injury

Posted: 18 Sep

Are you seriously confused about what you should and shouldn’t be eating as an endurance athlete? Should you eat low fat or high fat?

Many of the clients I work with are in the 40+ age group which means that they have been indoctrinated into thinking that if you eat high fat foods, you increase your risk of having a heart

Posted: 25 Aug

I’m sure that you know that being leaner and lighter will mean you can go faster but do you consistently struggle to get to your optimum racing weight?

If you’re serious about improving your race times, losing body fat and weight can be the best way to go faster, how are you planning to get rid of that surplus body fat

Posted: 17 Aug

As an endurance athlete, do you need to eat carbohydrate for training and racing? The answer is, it depends.

Over recent years, many books have been written about the low carb high fat (LCHF) endurance athlete. They are full of case studies reporting athletes who do endurance events on less than 50g of carbohydrate a day. The view is that you

Posted: 7 Aug

When I work with clients who want to shed some body fat, one of the first things I get them to do is to keep a food diary for 7 days.   This gives me a snapshot of the foods they are eating, when they are eating them and how much they are eating.

When they return their diary to me I

Posted: 1 Aug

Have you ever entered a race and turned up on the day having not done any training and expected to race well? Of course you haven’t ! You might have a coach. You will have put in the hours training in your chosen discipline as well as paying attention to strength, conditioning and stretching. By doing all this preparation you

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