High-performance training tools, tips and advice for endurance athletes

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How good is the ‘bod pod’?

Athletes from a variety of different sports feel the need to monitor their body composition. Resistance-trainers, for example, check weight changes and percentage body fat on a regular basis to ensure that the gains they make are in the form of lean mass rather than fat; endurance athletes are often concerned about potential gains in […]

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Fat-burning after ovulation

Female athletes fire up fat burning after ovulation, but does it make any difference to weight loss or competitive performance? Most people are aware that strenuous endurance training can disrupt normal menstruation in female athletes, but few are aware of the effect that the menstrual cycle itself can have on training and performance. Now, researchers […]

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Fat and body fat levels – cyclists

As competitive cyclists search for ways to improve their workouts and performances, they often focus on their body-fat levels. Most cyclists want to get rid of surplus body fat so that they will have less ‘excess baggage’ to carry as they train and compete. Paradoxically, although cyclists hate flabbiness, many of them actually take in […]

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How endurance training helps women keep their weight down

Endurance training leads to metabolic changes which favour leanness in women. That is the main conclusion of a Canadian study which compared the thermogenic (energy-burning) response to food and other metabolic changes after eating in 12 endurance-trained and 13 untrained women. The trained subjects were distance runners or triathletes, who had been training for at […]

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Dietary performance enhancement

Burning more fat to increase periodisation Many athletes are familiar with the concept of training ‘periodisation’, where training volume and intensity are deliberately structured in distinct phases in order to peak for a specific event, while allowing adequate recovery. In recent years however, ‘dietary periodisation’ has been proposed for endurance athletes as a way of […]

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Conjugated linoleic acid – does it aid fat loss?

Is conjugated linoleic acid really a magic route to fat loss and a healthy old age? Lies, damn lies and supplements! At least, that’s the way it can seem in the world of performance-enhancing sports supplements. All too often, the mere mention of a theoretical and untested benefit of a metabolic intermediate or obscure nutritional […]

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Body fat – improve your immunity and endurance levels

Athletes: increase your body fat levels! The relative importance of fat in the athlete’s diet has been undervalued, with potentially harmful effects on immunity as well as endurance performance, according to New York researchers reviewing the effects of diet on immune function in athletes. ‘It is of great concern,’ they comment, ‘that many athletes are […]

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