Every athlete knows that physical training alone won’t get them to where they want to be. An athlete’s performance is determined by a number of factors, with nutrition being key. But with so much conflicting information out there about what athletes should or shouldn’t do when it comes to nutrition, we felt it was time to provide the facts. In this post we address 6 sports nutrition questions adapted from Advanced Sports Nutrition, so you can maximise your potential as an athlete. Question 1: As an athlete, is it true that protein is the most important macronutrient for me to consume? There is no hierarchy of importance in the energy substrates; all are critically important and fulfill necessary biological functions. However, there is a common belief among athletes that the consumption of protein is critical to athletic success, often to the detriment of carbohydrate and fat. As a consequence of the overemphasis on protein, the inadequate consumption of carbohydrate appears to be the most likely to result in poor performance. Only a limited amount of …
What is the dopogenic environment? Susan Backhouse shows that doping risk factors emerge from multiple contexts and interact to place individuals and groups at risk.
Not every elite runner has perfect form. But, the contrast in form between elite runners and non-elite runners couldn’t be more dramatic. The biggest contrast is in running foot strike. In this post we’ll look at the simple drills you can use to improve your foot strike and ultimately, your running form.
We are pleased to be supporting Setanta College and their upcoming Speed and Acceleration Masterclass event with two of the worlds leading sprint coaches and Human Kinetics authors Loren Landow and Ian Jeffreys.
We are pleased to be supporting the 4th Sportdata & Performance Forum in Zurich on the 27th and 28th November 2017.
Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes provides the tools needed to create a successful athlete monitoring plan. Coaches are able to use these skills to adapt their current training programmes and help their athletes achieve peak performance.
The General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) model, forms the basis of many discussions regarding the monitoring of physiological stress.
Our journal of the month for April is the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP). The journal has been in existence since 2006 and has an impact factor of 3.042.