Weight management

Endurance athletes seeking success need to maintain optimum muscle mass and maximum power-to-weight ratio. This section contains the latest research on how best to achieve this goal, along with practical recommendations.

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

Risks of sauna-induced weight loss

in Weight management

Sauna-induced dehydration is an effective way for athletes competing in weight class events to lose weight rapidly before competition, according to a new study from Spain. However, female athletes may find the weight loss benefits cancelled out by a decrease in explosive power. Athletes competing in such events as weight-lifting, judo, karate, boxing, rowing and... MORE

Running and body fat – walking the tightrope of...

in Weight management

Professor Ron Maughan explains how runners can reduce body fat while ensuring optimum health and performance Although it’s immediately apparent that there are substantial differences in physical characteristics between sprinters and long distance runners, elite runners at all distances come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and there are perhaps too many exceptions to... MORE

Midnight snacking may make athletes fatter

in Weight management

The later you stay up at night, the higher your risk of tacking on unwanted body fat. That’s the somewhat strange story which has emerged from recent research carried out in France. The new French studies were carried out because previous research had uncovered two startling facts: (1 ) When factory workers change from day... MORE

The metabolic impact of exercise – or how your...

in Weight management

You finished your workout a couple of hours ago and now you are relaxing as you get your regular fix of Peak Performance. But in fact your body may not be quite as relaxed as you think. There are a number of ways in which exercise can exert lasting physiological effects that persist for long... MORE


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