Fat Burning - using body fat instead of carbohydrates as fuel

In this article the fat burning processes are well explained and the latest scientific research dispels many popular myths. Mike

Fat oxidation through intense exercise

Fat burning is a very popular and often-used term among endurance athletes. But is it really important to burn fat – and, if so, how can it best be achieved? Asker Jeukendrup looks […]

Recovery - how the right nutrition can help prevent overtraining

More in the series on recovery and the prevention of overtraining which again emphasises the importance of having a good balanced nutrition programme. – Mike

Specific nutritional practices can prevent overtraining and accelerate exercise recovery

Where should we draw the line between appropriate ‘heavy training’ and overtraining? And are there specific nutritional practices that can prevent […]

Sports Nutrition - Medium-Chain Triglycerides

This is a follow up article on the previous one I posted entitled “Sports Nutrition – It is essential you include fat in your diet” and which expands on the use of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Mike.

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a special class of fatty acids. Normal fats and oils contain long-chain fatty acids (LCTs). […]

Sports Nutrition - It is essential you include fat in your diet

An extremely informative article on the vital need for increasing Omega-3 oils in our otherwise highly deficient modern diets, as well as some interesting benefits for endurance athletes when consuming medium-chain fats in sports drinks. Mike.

Fat is necessary to absorb key vitamins and assists carbohydrate in providing you with energy

After all, dietary fat is necessary […]

Sports nutrition - A training strategy for protein consumption

A comprehensive and well researched article for those who want to optimise their nutrition to maximise performance which could give them the edge over their competition. Mike.

There is more to protein intake than simply eating the right amount

There’s more to protein nutrition than just eating the optimum amount; the timing of consumption and the type […]