Caffeine is one of the most popular ergogenic aids in the world, but it has the potential to reduce sleep quality and recovery time, resulting in lower physical and cognitive function. So how do athletes strike the best balance?
We still need to learn more about how to use vitamin D to improve sports performance but it does seem clear that obtaining sufficient vitamin D can only help improve an athlete’s bone structure, immune system, and potentially muscle health.
There are many risks involved with losing weight ahead of athletic performance, but a leading performance nutritionist says there are ways to do it safely. Here, he shares his weight cutting tips.
Energy availability in athletes is a growing area of focus for sports nutritionists. But how important is the concept of inadequate energy intake for both health and performance?
Caffeine for sports performance – is it worth the hype? It seems almost all athletes may potentially benefit from caffeine supplementation, with aerobic sports benefiting most.
The majority of combat sport athletes will go through a period of short-term weight loss prior to a fight. Why do they endure weight cutting, and can it be done safely?
Should athletes be more aware of the impact of alcohol on performance? We delve into what the science says in terms of its effect on performance, recovery and nutrition.
Having a basic understanding of how carbs are used during exercise can take your training and performance to the next level, and carbohydrate loading is a piece of the puzzle
From powder-based proteins and creatine, to gel- and gummy-based caffeine and carbohydrates, performance supplements are sold to professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. But what exactly are the advantages and risks?
ACL injuries are one of the most painful setbacks in sport. Can nutrition play a part in fast-tracking a return to play?
Do your athletes know why they are taking supplements? Your weekly research review Contents of Research Review Background & Objective What They Did What They Found Practical Takeaways Reviewer’s Comments About the Reviewer … Read more
The severely detrimental effects of making weight the wrong way Your weekly research review Contents Background & Objective What They Did What They Found Practical Takeaways Reviewer’s Comments About the Reviewer Comments Background … Read more