Performance

rugby player body

How to Build the Rugby Player Body

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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Caffeine as an Ergogenic Aid

Can You Use Caffeine as an Ergogenic Aid – Is Caffeine a Diuretic

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. But, health-conscious people need to question is caffeine a diuretic substance before using it excessively. Coffee & tea have become the major sources of caffeine intake, and …

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food that gives energy and stamina

3 Functional Foods that Gives Energy and Stamina – Best Endurance Foods

Fuelling your body with the right energy and nutrients is fundamental for maximising performance. Eating a variety of foods, “a rainbow a day”, is the best way to ensuring your body receives an abundant supply of all nutrients allowing your body to perform, recover and develop after each training session. Nutrient deficiencies are the main …

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Carb Loading Diet

Effective Strategies for a Carb Loading Diet

It was in the 1960s when dietary carbohydrates were discovered as the major energy source to fuel exercise by being stored in the muscles as glycogen. Muscle glycogen content is linked to endurance performance and starting with lower concentrations results in premature fatigue, therefore nutritional strategies to increase muscle and liver glycogen before competition are …

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Hydration in sport

Hydration in Sport: Improving Athlete’s Health and Performance

Water is an essential constituent of the human body as it makes up approximately 60% of its whole composition. Hydration in sport is very important because dehydration will negatively impact an athlete’s performance. All cells, organs and tissues are primarily comprised of water making it vital for correct function of all physiological processes in the …

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what to eat on marathon day

What to Eat on Marathon Day – Race Day Nutrition for Marathon Runners

After you’re fully prepared for the marathon after maximising your body’s internal carbohydrate stores and hydration levels, this third and final blog of the series will outline the last minute touches to complete your marathon nutrition strategy and complement your marathon training diet. Contents Marathon Race Day Nutrition StrategyWhat to Eat on Marathon Day Caffeinated …

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good pre workout meal

Choosing a Good Pre Workout Meal to Fuel Your Training

It’s a Saturday morning and my brother is getting ready for a 10km run in preparation for an upcoming race. My sister is going out for a light run as she wants to lose a few pounds. They both eat the same breakfast consisting of cereal and fruit juice because they want to have enough …

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