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Low carb diets for endurance exercise?

High carbohydrate, low fat (HC) diets with >60% carbs and <20% fat have long been favoured in the mainstream scientific literature for health and sports performance. However despite this advice alongside advances in nutritional science over recent decades, rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes have risen worldwide. During this time a growing number of […]


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Foam Rolling:

The Facts: Foam rolling is a form of ‘Self myofascial release’ which has been proven to improve flexibility, reduce risk of injury without impacting performance. As a result research has recommended foam rolling should be used as a part of a warm up programme. The term ‘Myofascial release’ mean ‘myo’- muscle, ‘facia’- the sheet of […]


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Strength Training for Triathletes

In my last blog “My Triathlon Season is over!  What now?” I talked about how you should look to prepare in the off season to ensure that 2018 will be your best season yet.  Another very important part of the training puzzle is strength training.  In the past strength training was frowned upon as lifting […]


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My Triathlon Season is over! What now?

Like me and the athletes that I coach you have probably completed your last triathlon of 2017!  Hopefully, you had a great season and are now looking towards 2018.  If you are like the majority of athletes I talk to the 2018 season seems a long way off and you are probably asking yourself how […]


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Bike Safety!

Should you throw your bike Helmet away after a CRASH? I was unfortunate enough to have a crash whilst out on my bike last week!  But before you all send cards, flowers and general get well messages I am OK 😁! To paint the picture I was out with a friend and we were cycling […]


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Lower limb tendinopathies

Following a recent competitive triathlete coming to the clinic with what he described as ‘runners knee’ covering the topic of lower limb tendinopathies seemed relevant. What is tendinopathies? Tendons attach muscle to bone. Hence the common tendons in the lower limb that may develop tendinopathy are: patella tendon, Achilles tendon, gluteal tendon and the plantar […]


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Gut Issues During Endurance Exercise

The gut and the rest of the body are somewhat at odds during endurance exercise, with quote by Bill Rogers stating that “more marathons are won or lost in the porta-toilets than at the dinner table”. 30-50% of athletes report suffering from gastrointestinal symptoms, increasing to around 90% in elite athletes. Prevalence of symptoms is […]


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Knee injuries: joint cartilage injuries are not to be missed

The dreaded knee injury: when the patient reports a slip, twist or tackle and they hear a pop or crack followed by pain and difficultly walking and moving the knee. Thankfully these incidences are rare. However, accurate assessment and diagnosis are key to the successful recovery from such an injury because delayed or misdiagnosis can […]


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Healthy Eating over the Christmas Period

Christmas and the New Year can be a challenging time for maintaining fitness, with long cold nights hampering motivation to train, and excesses of food and drink helping to pile on the pounds. But not all food at this time of year is bad news for fitness, with plenty of nutritious Christmassy options on offer. […]


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Omega 3 fats and endurance exercise: Do we need to supplement?

Omega 3 fats are frequently in nutrition and health news with a wealth of research to support their importance for cardiovascular research, and for improving symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis. There is growing evidence for their use in other chronic conditions such as asthma and ADHD. Athletes also commonly increase omega 3 intake to improve body […]


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