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January 12, 2020

Enhancing sleep through nutrition

January 12, 2020

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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 10, 2017

Sleep is generally recognised as a critical factor in athlete’s performance. Sleep is thought to affect both physiological and cognitive function and this can affect performance in many sports. This article is about how to improve sleep using appropriate nutrition.

November 10, 2016

Wearable technology is estimated to be a $6 billion dollar industry, but is it solving a real problem? or is it helping the athlete?

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 26, 2015

A few weeks ago a study was published in the Journal of Sports Sciences that investigated the effects of intensified training on sleep quantity and quality (1). Sleep is an important part of recovery and this is recognised by athletes and coaches. There is also some ev...

 

Below is the second part of the interview with Dr Tim Snijders. Part 1 can be found here

 

Asker: The supplement you gave to your subjects was 300ml of a drink that contained 27.5g protein and 15g of carbohydrate. Why did you give carbohydrate and what was the effect...

An interesting study was published recently that confirmed a practice that few athletes are following today but may become more common in the future. I discussed the results of the paper published in the Journal of Nutrition in a recent blog: The study showed that prot...

April 30, 2015

During sleep, protein synthesis rates are normally very low. Professor Luc van Loon from Maastricht University in the Netherlands argued that sleep is a period of 7-10 hours that is normally not utilized to adapt to training. Peter Res in van Loon's research group perf...

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