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Discover Wearable Fitness Technology

Essentials of Fitness Technology In an ever expanding world of futuristic tools, gadgets & gizmos available to us today, it is no wonder that advances in fitness technologies have skyrocketed over the past few years. Whilst there are many very high-tech things out there, the benefits of a lot are often not always obvious and […]

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Part 2: Food quality – When and When Not to Buy Organic Food

Following on from last week’s blog, Revolutionising Breakfast, I want to share with you another invaluable piece of information that I have learnt during the last 6months. Take a good look around your local supermarket these days and you’ll undoubtedly see the label ‘organic’ tagged onto thousands of items, often trying to entice us health […]

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Part 1: Revolutionising Breakfast – The 6 biggest things I’ve learned about nutrition in the last 6 months.

Reflecting back upon the last few months, I can confidently say that my knowledge of training, performance and particularly nutrition has advanced exponentially, and continues to do so today. Whilst lucky enough to be surrounded by and lectured by some very knowledgeable academics here at Loughborough, a lot of the knowledge that I have gained […]

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5 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity and Avoid Cold & Flu

It is fair to say that battling the common cold is never an enjoyable experience, avoiding infection and flu is therefore often of high priority at this time of time of year, when we seem to be most vulnerable.  Below are five tips that may help to ward off the symptoms of the common cold […]

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A Brief Look at How and Why to improve your rate of force development for sports performance

In the majority of modern sports, power is often the key component in making for a successful performance. Whether your sport is dependent upon sprinting, striking, throwing or jumping, your ability to very quickly produce large amounts of force will be a massive factor in determining sporting success. Whilst many athletes will perform maximal strength […]

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What is GPP and why is it important for sports performance?

This week I’m going to cover an area which is often overlooked by many sports people when designing and implementing training programs, but if included wisely can be of great benefit. General Physical Preparedness, or GPP for short, is a very simple yet effective way to boost overall performance by: 1)      Increasing overall metabolic conditioning […]

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Planning your training for optimal performance

At this time of year many sportsmen & women will be returning from an end of season break and embarking on the first stages of training to prepare themselves for next year.  The most effective way of conducting your training through the off season is obviously brought about through careful planning and preparation. It is […]

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Essential Micronutrients for Sports Performers

As keen sports men and women we’re often keen to know what we should be eating to help refuel and energise our bodies in order to improve. Whilst usually we think on a macronutrient level, i.e. Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats, today I thought I would take a moment to look at a few micronutrients (vitamins […]

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5 Quick Tips for Energy and Endurance

1)      Fuelling your body before exercise: Good endurance relies on having adequate energy sources to fuel your body during exercise, it is therefore really important to consume complex carbohydrates prior to aerobic exercise, along with a small amount of protein and fat.   2)      Economy of movement: One thing that a lot of people neglect […]

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Five must do Exercises for Sports Performance and Longevity

For many of us playing sport and being physically active forms an integral part of our lives, providing us with enjoyment, accomplishment, challenges and excitement. It is an area where all strive to be our best and remain competitive for as long as possible. However, often injuries and setbacks can impair or prevent us from […]

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