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    Booze and your performance: the health effects of alcohol

    Booze and your performance: the health effects of alcoholAs we’re not the Daily Mail we’ll not be crapping on about how booze can either make you super healthy, or kill you stone dead overnight. These polar opposites are simply the result of lobbying and hokey science from heavily invested pro and anti booze groups and [...]

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    When Russian roulette meets health and performance

    Russian roulette, now there’s a bloody dangerous game none of us would choose to play. But we all do, because life is much like Russian roulette and we all begin with exactly the same weapon: a six-shooter that comes with one guaranteed bullet, and one guaranteed empty chamber.Spooky sh*t, but there's good news: we get [...]

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    Better sleep for athletes

    Better sleep for athletes: nine easy lessonsIn our quest to become fitter, stronger and faster we work on everything from nutrition to flexibility yet rarely think about sleep, often leaving our night's rest a misunderstood lottery. We go to bed, close our eyes, and may as well throw dice for all we know about how [...]

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    Protein energy gel

    Protein energy gel - done to perfection naturallyFor faster and better protein ingestion, small amounts ingested regularly as opposed to one whacking great dose are more effective. Which is where a protein energy gel works absolute wonders, delivering regular doses of protein throughout the course of an event or session and helping aid recovery during [...]

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    How to avoid stomach trouble when running and during exercise

    How to avoid stomach trouble when running and during exerciseToday, we will be mostly dealing with puking, barfing, throwing up, blowing chunks, laying cable, getting the squits, poo-mergencies and more. Because this post is all about the messy subject of stomach trouble when running and during exercise - push your body hard enough for long [...]

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    Weight loss for athletes: best strategies, foods to avoid, motivation and more

    Weight loss for athletes: best strategies, foods to avoid, motivation and moreFocusing on nutrition for performance, it’s easy to skip straight to protein, fats, carbs and the best diets for both fueling and recovery. These are the pillars of great nutrition, health and athletic ability. Get them right and you’re on the road to new [...]

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    The seven golden rules of post-workout nutrition

    The seven golden rules of post-workout nutritionTraining does not make you fitter, not on its own anyway. In reality training makes you less fit because if you’ve done your job properly and pushed yourself beyond your current limits you will have caused your body to begin breaking itself down. Do your recovery job properly and [...]

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    Dairy products and athletic performance - good or bad?

    Dairy products and athletic performance - good or bad?Milk, cheese and yoghurt have been at the centre of our diets for so long the assumption they are good, natural and healthy products goes almost without question, particularly when so many dairy industry marketing campaigns like ‘Got Milk?’ in the US and ‘Make Mine Milk’ in [...]

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    Why the top 10 fitness hacks are a crock of sh*t

    Why the top 10 fitness hacks are a crock of sh*t‘Hacking’ in this case is the practice of breaking down the smallest efforts that deliver the greatest results in any area of performance, and in the world of health, nutrition and fitness it is seriously popular. Hence endless magazine features with headlines like ‘top 10 [...]

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    Coffee and athletic performance

    Coffee and athletic performanceThere are a lot of unhealthy folks the world over pouring down an awful lot of coffee which is hardly an encouraging sign that coffee and athletic peformance could ever go hand in hand. But, used properly, coffee is a powerful - and tasty - tool in any athlete’s arsenal, particularly for [...]

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