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Zwift and my nutrition plan

April 7, 2020

Myth busting: the alkaline diet

April 7, 2020

Is everyone who eats and drinks, a nutrition expert?

April 5, 2020

The role of energy density in weight management

March 20, 2020

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September 16, 2019

Resynthesis of liver and muscle glycogen respond differently to different types of carbohydrate. This may have implications for performance.

October 18, 2017

I have been helping athletes to create nutrition plans for their races for a long time. For 25 years, I have worked with, listened to and learned from professional as well as recreational athletes. My advice was always based on evidence, studies that we and others cond...

September 22, 2017

Caffeine can improve performance but there seem to be large individual differences in the response. Is this all down to our genes?

December 26, 2016

The topic of low carbohydrate high fat diets (LCHF) or ketogenic diets for athletes is still hotly debated. I posted some thoughts in a blog recently but a few days a paper was published in the esteemed Journal of Physiology that studies the effects of different diets...

September 26, 2016

In the previous blog "How common are illnesses amongst athletes? "we saw that a large number of athletes are affected by illness. The prevention of illness is a key component in athlete health management. Illness prevention strategies are not only important to optimise...

September 26, 2016

We all suffer from colds at some time but recent research indicates that a person’s level of physical activity influences their risk of respiratory tract infections such as a cold, most likely by affecting immune function. Moderate levels of regular exercise seem to re...

August 19, 2016

Athletes train hard, compete a lot and are subject to a lot of psychological stress. This in turn can increase the chances of injury, overtraining and illness. For elite athletes (and everyone else who trains hard and works or manages a family at the same time), it is...

August 2, 2016

There is no question that caffeine can improve endurance performance. But what if you take it late in exercise? does it still work?

The recent blog by Prof Neil Walsh on Train Cool - Bathe Hot covered the scientific aspects of a publication on "heat acclimation through hot baths" (first author Mike Zurawlew). The findings of the study were presented in a very clear way, but often a research paper l...

We are all familiar with the no-pain-no-gain images of hardy Olympic athletes plunging into post-race ice baths ─ but our new findings show there may be another path to greatness.

In our new paper in Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports we show that sw...

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