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Mental fatigue in sport- what is it and how do we recover from it?

January 12, 2020

Enhancing sleep through nutrition

January 12, 2020

Is game changers game changing or is it sensationalism?

November 6, 2019

Effects of dietary supplements on adaptations to endurance training

October 13, 2019

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November 25, 2018

​High protein intakes are considered essential to support the demands of training but can they harm bone development?

November 3, 2017

The best choice of protein source for building muscle is, without question, a hot topic in Sport Nutrition. Here we discuss animal versus plant proteins.

October 18, 2017

We can ingest a lot of protein and break it down, and digest it, but how much is used for protein synthesis?

October 18, 2017

Master athletes (40 years and over) may have different nutrition requirements. Especially protein needs may be higher.

October 2, 2017

BCAAs are a popular supplement with a lot of claims but a closer look reveals that evidence isn't actually strong.

The previous blog Time to rethink the protein intake guidelines for athletes? reported on a recently published study from the research group of Professor Kevin Tipton. Kevin and I used to share offices next to each other at the University of Birmingham, so I used this...

November 16, 2016

Most athletes easily exceed the recommendations for daily protein intake. However, in order to optimise the effects of training, it is still important to understand the amount of protein needed in each meal. Studies have demonstrated that 20-25 grams per meal results i...

February 3, 2016


Recovery starts immediately after exercise. It is well established that the first hours after exercise are particularly important for recovery as well as longer term adaptations. Nutrition plays an important role in this process: it helps to restore muscle glycogen, h...

October 12, 2015

 This week I chaired a session at the ECOSEP conference in Barcelona. Some of the top researchers in the field of muscle and tendon injury research got together in the amazing facilities of the great Barcelona Football Club. I was asked to bring together 3 experts in t...

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