Dark chocolate could help boost athletic performance

Dark chocolate has long been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health, but now a recent study has found that the tasty snack could actually help boost athletic performance.

A team at London’s Kingston University were hoping to find out whether dark chocolate could provide a similar boost to that of beetroot juice.  Continue reading “Dark chocolate could help boost athletic performance”

Carbohydrate gel increases risk of gastrointestinal distress

CHO GelThe ingestion of exogenous carbohydrates (CHO) during prolonged endurance exercise, such as long-distance triathlon, is considered beneficial with regards to performance. However, little is known about whether this performance benefit differs among the various forms of CHO administration.

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Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon: Less than 100 days to go

The inaugural Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, 11–12 June 2016, represents the pinnacle of triathlon competition in the UK, providing recreational triathletes with a unique opportunity to compete on the same course as the world’s best.

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