Hydration, Fueling and Performance Advice for Athletes

Performance

How many hours should athletes train during pregnancy?

Sports Scientist Inez Griffin explores the literature and guidance for athletes training during pregnancy, and provides some practical training advice for pregnant mothers...

8 Minute Read
Nutrition

Does the type of carb in your energy products really matter?

Sports Scientist Abby Coleman explains why the type of carb in your energy products only really matters once you've addressed two more important aspects of your fueling strategy...

17 Minute Read
Nutrition

Can you train your gut to optimise your fueling strategy?

The most common reason for athletes failing to finish a race are 'gut issues' resulting from a high-carb intake. The good news is that your gut can be trained to take on more carbs...

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Interview

The Pregnant Athlete: How pro athletes changed their training volume during pregnancy

Pro triathletes Michelle Heneghan and Mary Robbins share their training plans to show how their training volume changed pre-pregnancy and during pregnancy...

7 Minute Read

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Nutrition

Which energy products are right for you?

To help you select the format of fuel that's right for you, Andy Blow outlines the pros and cons of carb drinks, gels, chews and bars...

14 Minute Read
Nutrition

How much carbohydrate do athletes need per hour?

When refining your fueling strategy, the key question to answer is 'How much carbohydrate do you need per hour?'. Sports Scientist Andy Blow outlines the science and basic guidelines for athletes...

15 Minute Read
Hydration

How elite athletes prepare hydration and cooling tactics for hot weather

Sports Scientist Abby Coleman explores the findings of a 2019 study that investigated hydration strategies and cooling techniques amongst athletes at the Doha World Champs...

5 Minute Read
Hydration

How Coast To Coast winner Dougal Allan uses sodium to aid recovery

Pro athlete Dougal Allan - winner of the 2019 and 2021 Coast To Coast Race - explains how a better understanding of his sodium intake has improved his recovery and reduced his problems with cramps...

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Performance

How to train for hill races

International Mountain Leader and UESCA qualified ultra running coach Sam Hill explains how you can train for hilly races, even if you don't live in a hilly area.

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Performance

How to use the rowing machine for cross-training

Sports Journalist Patrick Wilkins and Masters Rowing Coach Bill Chambers give an insight into how you can use the rowing machine for cross-training...

7 Minute Read
Performance

Pro triathlete Sam Appleton on the benefits of cross-training

15x IRONMAN 70.3 winner Sam Appleton gives an insight into how spending more time on his gravel bike helped him produce his best on race day.

4 Minute Read
Performance

Ultra training: Is it possible to stay injury free?

GB athlete and UKA coach Damian Hall tempts fate by explaining how he's dodged injury niggles for four years despite 100-mile races and training weeks.

8 Minute Read

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