The general nutrition rules for maximizing muscle mass and strength gains are fairly similar. Building muscle mass and muscle strength go side by side to some degree. For this reason, whether you are trying to maximize muscle hypertrophy or muscle strength, nutrient requirements are very similar.
Consider your body to be like a motor vehicle. It needs constant fuel to run efficiently, and you must use the correct fuel and oil for the engine to work optimally; putting petrol in a diesel car would be disastrous! Your body works in the same way.
The female athlete triad involves three interrelated factors: energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density (BMD). We explore each factor in this extract from Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Nutrition.
As part of our celebration of Women in Sport, we caught up with our expert women authors to ask them what their top career tips are for other women working in sport, health and fitness. Our authors boast a wealth of knowledge and experience in their given fields, from sports nutrition to personal training, coaching and beyond.
As we celebrate women in sport throughout March we wanted to hear our women authors’ thoughts on what the future holds for women in sport. We spoke with some of our women authors to see what they felt had changed for women in sport over recent years and what the future might hold.
Whether you’re feeling happy, sad, stressed or anxious, many of us may turn to food when we’re experiencing a certain emotion. In this post, adapted from Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths, author Melody Schoenfeld talks us through how to break the habit.
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.
Intermittent fasting has become more popular recently. But, is intermittent fasting healthy? This article features the latest research and expert advice.