Dietary basics

The cornerstone of any nutritional plan is a high-quality day-to-day diet. Given that even some elite athletes struggle with dietary basics, this is where you should start.

In this section, you’ll find scientifically-validated information on what constitutes an optimum diet and how to put together an eating plan that will keep you healthy, support your training and racing, and help aid recovery.

Midnight feasting: can it help the following day’s performance?

in Dietary basics, Endurance health and lifestyle, Nutrition for endurance athletes

Early morning training before a proper breakfast has become popular among some endurance athletes as a way of helping the muscles to adapt to exercise low-glycogen training. The theory is that regular training without an ample supply of carbohydrate trains the muscles to become more efficient at burning fat during exercise, which can help with... MORE


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