Supplements

So long as the dietary fundamentals are in place, the use of sports supplements such as carbohydrate drinks and gels, protein and caffeine can play an important role in boosting performance and aiding recovery.

In this section, you’ll find the most up-to-date scientific information on when to consider supplementation, and how this should fit into an overall dietary plan.”

Which whey to go? How to choose the right...

in Nutrition for endurance athletes, Recovery nutrition, Recovery strategies, Supplements, Weight management

The importance of post-exercise recovery cannot be overstated. If you can recover faster, you can train harder again sooner. And over time, this means getting bigger fitness gains, and with less chance of illness or injury. In recent years, sports nutritionists have come to understand that as well as carbohydrate and fluid, post-exercise protein is... MORE

A morning cuppa for recovery

in Nutrition for endurance athletes, Recovery nutrition, Supplements

Unlike many sports supplements on the market, caffeine has been rigorously tested and proven to improve endurance performance – especially during longer events. By stimulating the central nervous system, caffeine can fight fatigue, which helps maintain performance during the later stages of exercise. In recent years, caffeine has been further investigated, and studies suggest that... MORE


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