Fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand, so make sure you have your sports nutrition facts right. These articles will give you the sports nutrition education you need. Learn about muscle recovery, proper hydration, and the latest sports supplements the experts are suggesting… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.
When sports drinks don’t work
Optimum protein intake levels for athletes and when to take protein to build muscle
Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.
The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance
Losing too much fluid will not only mean that you can’t physically perform as well, but that you can’t think and make decisions as well either.
The health benefits of green tea and the implications for endurance athletes
How 'carbohydrate rinsing' can boost sports performance
How 10 years of sports nutritional research can be utilised in your training programme
Could training when muscle carbohydrate stores are low be advantageous to athletes?
New research suggests that there’s less evidence for adding protein to carbohydrate than many would have us believe
Dietary nitrate can aid mental and physical performance for athletes.
The transtheoretical model of behaviour change for improving eating behaviour
New research suggests taking sodium bicarbonate before you train boosts endurance levels
This bean salad recipe packs a delicious nutritional punch
How the right nutrition can help prevent coughs, colds and flu in the winter
The role of sports drinks in an athletes diet
Breakfast is vital for helping your metabolic and energy-producing processes swing into action
How to cook an omelette and its nutritional benefits to the athlete
Specific nutritional practices can prevent overtraining and accelerate exercise recovery
The importance of sports nutrition and how to make the perfect recovery drink
When injury strikes, one aspect of recovery that is often overlooked is nutrition
The difference between every day nutrition and training/recovery nutrition
Protein and weight control
Should you add protein to sports drinks?
BCAA supplements- the latest evidence
Fat oxidation through intense exercise
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT): How fatty acids can improve sports performance
New research suggests that optimum hydration is not just about ‘drinking plenty’ and hoping for the best. It actually requires a good deal more thought.
Glycerol is recommended for athletes who train and compete for long periods