During exercise our bodies use a mixture of carbohydrates and fats for energy. When carbohydrates are consumed they are stored as glycogen (the storage form of glucose) in the muscles and liver. During exercise these glycogen stores are then converted to glucose which is used to provide energy. Glucose is the bodies preferred energy source especially when performing at a high intensity. This is because... Read More
Supplementation with Leucine has become increasingly popular. Leucine is one of the 3 branched chain amino acids which need to be consumed as the body is unable to produce them. It has been found to have many potential benefits such as aiding muscle growth, fat loss and glycogen replenishment. Read More
Water makes up about 60% of the body and without it we can only survive a matter of days. So it’s kind of a big deal! It is required by all cells within the body and has many functions including... Read More
Caffeine is the world’s most commonly consumed stimulant. Despite being classed as a ‘Drug’ it is a legal ergogenic aid (performance enhancing substance). Following extensive research into its potential performance benefits, Caffeine is considered one of the most effective legal performance enhancing substances you can take... Read More
Everyone knows the importance of carbohydrates when it comes to performance with lot’s of athletes ‘carbo loading’ leading up to a race and consuming high carb drinks and gels during and after. However less thought is given to the role of fat in endurance sport. Our bodies are like hybrid cars they don’t just run solely on one source of energy they use both carbs and fat and even a bit of protein. Read More...
A healthy gut is essential for overall health! It doesn’t matter how good your diet is, how often you’re exercising or how much you’re sleeping, you’re body will not function optimally unless you look after your gut. In this article our Nutritionist talks about the importance of gut health and how we can improve it... READ MORE
Lactose Intolerance can cause symptoms which will have a negative affect on performance. Our Nutritionist talks us through how to get a diagnosis and how to manage lactose intolerance once diagnosed...READ MORE.
Carbohydrates fuel your exercise regime and are stored as glycogen in the muscles and liver. A regular intake of carbohydrate is needed as low glycogen stores can result in poor performance and can increase the risk of injury. We take you through the importance of getting the right carbs at the right time READ MORE
Here Nazli talks you through the credible evidence on the issue of fats and sugars. Sourced from the World Health Organisation, European Food Safety Authority, NHS and the British Nutrition Foundation, we hope this will enable you to make your own mind up on ths divisive subject. READ MORE