Nutrition for ACL and Achilles Tendon Injuries

Maximising the prevention and treatment through nutrition for ACL and Achilles tendon injuries should be a high priority for athletes because of the seriousness of the injury. Tendon and ligament injuries are very common and there’s some exciting research over recent years showing effective nutrition strategies for collagen protein to reduce the risk and speed …

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How to Build Muscle and Strength like a Rugby Player

Rugby is a physically demanding sport that requires players to have high levels of muscle mass and low body fat levels. Rugby players come in a variety of different shapes and sizes specific to their position, therefore training and nutritional requirements must be tailored to each player. Playing position, total body weight and body composition …

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Is caffeine a diuretic?

Is Caffeine a Diuretic or Ergogenic Aid?

Caffeine is a naturally occurring chemical found in certain plants including cocoa beans, kola nuts, yerba maté, guarana, and the world’s most beloved tea leaves & coffee beans. Coffee & tea have become the major sources of caffeine intake, and many consider it as an essential dietary component to get them through the day. But, …

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A New Year’s Resolution That You Can Stick To – Part 2

You’re eating healthier, exercising more, drinking less, and generally feeling a lot better in yourself. The New Year is a great time to change your lifestyle for the better, and you may even find that you’re better off financially! But what else can you change about what you were doing previously that will make you …

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The truth about detox & juice diets: fad diets that don’t last

Detoxes & juice diets are popular dieting strategies that are advocated to cleanse, detoxify, recharge, or “fat-flush” your body by eliminating dangerous toxins and impurities from the body. This is an attractive solution for individuals looking for a quick fix to improve body composition and health by rapidly burning unwanted body fat. However, the reason …

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Carbohydrates – Fuelling Your Training & Avoiding Sugar-Cravings

One of the biggest dietary challenges is to know how to select your carbohydrate intake based on your lifestyle and training requirements.  This article gives tips on how to fuel your training based on the demands of that session, and offers smart swaps when you’re craving something naughty!   Maximise training performance Carbohydrates are the main …

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Muscle Recovery Foods

Best Muscle Recovery Foods to Eat as a Post-Workout Meal

After a long, intense training session your body has been stressed so much that muscles are damaged and your energy stores (muscle glycogen) are depleted. After a workout, you need to eat foods that speed up muscle recovery. You also face other problems like dehydration after working out. As a post-workout meal, it’s better to …

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Is Your Diet Leaving You Prone to Injury?

For anyone who exercises regularly or is a competitive athlete, the reality is that you will experience some form of injury in your life. It’s not until the onset of injury that people think it will happen to them, but unfortunately, it does. Strategies for preventing injury include diet, hydration, sleep, cold-water immersion and prehabilitation …

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