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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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    Pre-workout nutrition: what to eat, when to eat it, and what to avoid

    Pre-workout nutrition: what to eat, when to eat it, and what to avoidGetting your pre-workout nutrition right before a session makes a huge difference to performance. You’ll be able to push harder, feel more energised and gain more from any efforts with the right fuel on board before you start. For hitting your peak, the [...]

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    Maltodextrin and sports nutrition: how one ingredient kills gut health, promotes chronic disease, and depletes nutrient stores

    Maltodextrin and sports nutrition: how one ingredient kills gut health, promotes chronic disease, and depletes nutrient storesMaltodextrin is the bottom feeder of the nutrition world. One of the cheapest and most ubiquitous additives in processed food, it has long been the darling of the sports nutrition industry and is found in most products. It’s the [...]

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    Freaks, hotpants and fitness v health

    Freaks, hotpants and fitness v healthThe Oxford English dictionary defines a freak as: a person regarded as strange because of their unusual appearance or behaviour. Mindful of this we’re going to wade into the great fitness v health debate with this opener:You, are a freak.The evidence, part one: unusual behaviourRunning marathons, racing triathlons, spending your [...]

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    Ueli Steck: life, death and doing what matters

    Ueli Steck: life, death and doing what mattersWe’re taking a diversion off the path of nutrition and training today to explore the power of adventure in life and the risks it comes with since reading with shock and sadness about the death of legendary climber Ueli Steck in an accident on Everest. Like so many we’d [...]

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    What Metallica can teach us about performance nutrition

    What Metallica can teach us about performance nutritionWhether you love heavy metal masters Metallica or would rather stick your head in a blender than listen to them, they are a font of nutritional inspiration. Despite packing booze, coke and heroin addictions into their rock and roll histories they plain straight nailed the core of performance [...]

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    Powerful natural sports nutrition from 33Shake

    Powerful natural sports nutrition from 33Shake: it's all we do, it's everything we're about As someone concerned about performance, smart food choices are everything so you can perform at your best when it matters. But sports nutrition products are loaded with the same cheap sugars, additives and artificial sweeteners as junk food and won't do your [...]

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    Performance v Health in Sports Nutrition

    Performance v Health in Sports Nutrition - the trade off you don't need to makeFor years it's been accepted that elite athletes ultimately aren't healthy due to the stress they place on their bodies maxing out peak performance year after year. They're fast, but that speed ultimately comes at a price. It's similarly been accepted that sports [...]

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