Hydration, Fueling and Performance Advice for Athletes

Interview

Rowing the Atlantic solo: A physical and mental challenge

Sports Psychologist Dr Karen Weekes explains how she's preparing both her mind and body as she bids to become the first Irish woman to row the Atlantic Ocean solo.

6 Minute Read
Motivation

How to take a DNS or DNF in your stride

Sports Psychologist Evie Serventi explains why knowing when to DNF or DNS is about level-headed risk management, and is as much to do with your mind as it is your body...

6 Minute Read
Motivation

When does it make sense to DNF?

Pro athlete Dougal Allan recounts his own experiences when exploring the debate of whether you should call it a day or carry on when training sessions or races aren't going perfectly.

5 Minute Read
Motivation

Lessons from my first DNF (and the importance of fuel for the brain...)

Damian Hall reflects on his DNF at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and explores the psychology behind his decision to pull out of a race for the first time in his ultrarunning career.

8 Minute Read

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Performance

How to prevent chafing and blisters during exercise

Sports Scientist Gemma Everson explains why prevention is better than cure when athletes are dealing with the dreaded chafe and blisters associated with endurance exercise.

11 Minute Read
Interview

From morning commuter to National 12-hour TT Champion (in 6 years!)

Kimberley Barfoot-Brace bought her first bike through the Cycle-To-Work scheme 6 years ago. She explains how she's risen from morning commuter to National 12-hour TT Champion...

5 Minute Read
Motivation

How to maintain motivation for training as you get older

Dr Bryce Dyer looks at what the scientific literature and his own hard-won experience tells us about maintaining motivation and longevity in sport as you get older.

7 Minute Read
Nutrition

How to carb load before your next race

You probably know you should top up on carbohydrate before events but do you know how to carb-load effectively? Sports Scientist Abby Coleman explains the science and practical considerations...

8 Minute Read

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Hydration

Hydration and fueling recommendations for tennis players

Sports Scientist Abby Coleman explains how to stay properly hydrated and fueled during your next tennis match...

7 Minute Read
Nutrition

How a pro endurance athlete approaches gut training

Pro athlete and endurance coach Dougal Allan explains how he learned to train his gut so he can consume more carbohydrate on race day.

6 Minute Read
Performance

The sports tech that actually makes you faster (but is it ethically right to use it?)

Dr Bryce Dyer explores some of the current technological innovations in sport to see if they really can give you a performance gain...

7 Minute Read
Interview

Former Olympian opens up on the disappointment of failing to qualify for Tokyo

Pro triathlete Gabor Faldum explains how he rediscovered his motivation for racing after missing out on qualification for Tokyo 2020...

4 Minute Read

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