Now that Christmas is finished and everyone is on the mend from that terrible flu, too much shopping, too much family, or all 3, it is time to start thinking about getting back to fitness. I have decided this year to join in with all the other non-drinkers and attempt what has been commonly known […]
Its commonly known that chocolate milk’s combination of antioxidants, protein and carbohydrate makes for a great recovery drink. But chocolate – or rather cocoa ﬂavanols, a speciﬁc group of ﬂavonoids – consumed pre-exercise can improve performance too, according to nutritionist Christine Bailey. According to 2012 research from Australia, consumption of a cocoa ﬂavonol-rich drink may […]
There are certain details nutrition professionals need to know about supplements. But as time has progressed I have come to learn that athletes just want to know the facts.
Will eating this work or won’t it? When should I take it? And how much should I take?
Quite simply minerals are the spark plug of life. Every biochemical process in the body is driven by enzymes. Enzymes are catalysts – they accelerate chemical reactions so that they occur quicker; and enzymes NEED minerals to work.
– To absorb protein you need minerals
– To produce hormones you need minerals
– To convert food into energy you need minerals
– To build muscle you need minerals
If you want to train harder for longer, if you want to run faster and if you want to grow bigger you need minerals BUT be warned! – the quantity and type of minerals humans require is very specific.
After your last race at the end of the summer it is always a good idea to have 1-4 weeks off, and this gives your body a chance to recovery after the summer season and the time off always makes getting back into training so much better because you really begin to miss the buzz of the sessions and the racing!
to talk about over-training and how it relates to what you eat and don’t eat and how nutrition plays an important part in making you the ‘complete’ athlete. Nutrition is as important as any training session, you don’t put diesel in a petrol car and expect the same performance, do you?