Sports Nutrition

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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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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Sports Injury Prevention

Don’t Let a Diet Hamper Sports Injury Prevention for Athletes

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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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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Marathon Training Diet

Marathon Training Diet – The Best Nutrition for Marathon Training

Training for a marathon requires a lot of commitment and determination. It is one of the most challenging events you can put your body through, so getting your nutrition right is a massive bonus to support your training and keep you fit and healthy. As you edge closer to the competition it’s important to have …

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what to eat on marathon day

What to Eat on Marathon Day

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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is glutamine worth it

Is Glutamine Worth Buying?

Glutamine is a naturally occurring nonessential amino acid meaning that the body can produce its own and is abundantly stored in skeletal muscle and blood. Glutamine plays a vital role in immune and intestinal health, glucose formation, acid-base regulation and acts as a precursor of nucleotides which are the building blocks of DNA formation [1]. …

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what to eat before a workout

What to Eat Before a Workout: Best Pre Workout Foods

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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