Articles: Sports performance

Sports nutrition for endurance athletes

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Sports nutrition for endurance athletes “Ultimately, the athlete who optimizes post exercise nutrition after an acute bout of exercise will be best positioned to maintain or enhance performance during a subsequent bout and/or to adapt, over time, to the repeated stress of multiple exercise bouts (i.e., training)” What this means: the athlete who takes their […]

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Pre race nutrition

How many carbohydrates DO I really need? In this blog post, I review a journal article that highlighted the influence of pre race dietary carbohydrates for marathoners. More specifically, the researchers wanted to find the ‘answers’ that led to improved marathon performance in sub-elite runners. One of the answers was a greater carbohydrate intake… Brief: […]

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What causes muscle cramps during exercise?

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Watch the video for a 2 minute soundbite of what causes muscle cramps, or read on for more information if you prefer. Muscular cramping is typically experienced by people in a variety of situations, including: pregnancy, sleep, or exercise. The blog below relates specifically to exercise induced muscle cramps, referred to in the literature as […]

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