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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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January 12, 2020

Sleep is vital for physiological and psychological functions that may be particularly important to athletes. Nutrition can influence sleep quality and duration.

September 16, 2019

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

March 15, 2017

New research suggests that we may be able to use gelatin to prevent injury. Here is the how and what by one of the worlds leading experts.

December 7, 2016

I grew up in Holland, a country where children drink a lot of milk. The milk came from a cow and other types of milk were rare. Nowadays there are many different types of “milk” on the market; all with health claims and some even with performance claims. When traveling...

Tart cherry juice has become increasingly popular as a recovery aid and the scientific evidence seems to be growing. I caught up with Professor Glyn Howatsen.

November 5, 2016

In recent years there has been a growing interest in so-called ‘functional foods’. One of these is tart cherry juice which is supposed to help recovery.

October 18, 2016

There's nothing like a cool pint after exercise on a warm day. But is this a good idea? In a previous blog I discussed the effects of binge drinking on recovery and these effects were not positive. However, others have argued that beer drinking, in moderation, can have...

October 6, 2016

A couple of weeks ago a paper was published in the Journal of Physiology with the title “Post-exercise cold water immersion attenuates acute anabolic signalling and long-term adaptations in muscle to strength training”. Essentially the study compared the effects of col...

We all know that recovery is becoming increasing important and popular in athletes. As with most aspects of science, our expanding knowledge in the area only leads us to more questions. One of the more recent and controversial topics in the area of athlete recovery is...

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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