Nutrition

Increasing mitochondria improves performnce

How and why increasing your mitochondria levels could be the key to improving your triathlon performance
20 July 2016 at 13:37

Carb-free diet: good or bad for athletes?

High fat and protein diets are on the increase among endurance athletes, but at what cost to performance? Renee McGregor investigates…
19 July 2016 at 10:58

Hydration: 5 mistakes triathletes make and how to avoid them

In theory hydration should be easy; You get thirsty, you drink something... but if it really is that simple, why do so many athletes come unstuck with hydration-related issues during races and training? Andy Blow explains the common mistakes and how to fix them
11 July 2016 at 09:14

Triathlon diet: sugar intake

Dietician and sports nutritionist Renee McGregor discusses the right amount of sugar for a triathlete in training
30 June 2016 at 09:07

Hyponatremia: causes and symptoms of low sodium levels

Research has found that hyponatremia and low sodium levels are more common among triathletes than first thought. Here we explain how it's caused and how to avoid it by keeping your sodium levels at recommended levels
27 June 2016 at 09:10

How to plan your hydration

Hydration is key to both recovery and race performance, says Nigel Mitchell. Here's his failsafe hydration facts to counteract the effects of sweat loss…
24 June 2016 at 14:16

Racing weight: 4 tips for combining lean with power

The race season is upon us, so how do we adopt our perfect racing weight? Here's multisport author Matt Fitzgerald's essential guide to getting lean for peak performance, while increasing your power…
22 June 2016 at 10:51

12 sports nutritional tips for the perfect triathlete diet

Follow this nutritional advice from Kevin Currell, head of performance nutrition at the English Institute of Sport and former British Triathlon’s lead nutritionist, working with the Brownlees, for a fitter, happier, enhanced performance.
20 June 2016 at 11:02

Does coffee dehydrate you?

Coffee and caffeine have been well documented for its performance enhancing abilities, but does it also make you dehydrated? Andy Blow discusses...

Hyponatremia: What it is and how you can avoid it

Hyponatremia means low blood sodium levels and is potentially very serious. Andy Blow discusses causes, symptoms and how triathletes can avoid it
13 May 2016 at 11:01

How to prioritise your nutrition to your triathlon training

Matching your nutritional intake to the training you’re doing (nutritional periodisation) can really help you get the best out of your sessions, says Nigel Mitchell
03 May 2016 at 12:03

Dehydration and sodium: why replacing salt is crucial

Most triathletes understand that replacing the sodium lost when they sweat is important for maintaining performance, but they don't really know why.
26 April 2016 at 11:37  (3)

The vegetarian triathlete: what to eat if you are meat-free

Whether you’re thinking about going vegan/vegetarian or are already, Nigel Mitchell explains how to get the most from your meat-free diet…
04 April 2016 at 15:05

Good carbohydrate nutrition: keep your intake in control

Want to keep your carb intake under control without feeling depleted of energy? Andrew Hamilton advises...
17 March 2016 at 10:49  (3)

Healthy eating: sports supplements vs nutritious food

What’s better when training and racing – ‘real’ nutritious food or sports supplements? Top nutritionist Nigel Mitchell explains how to choose the best products to support your training
09 March 2016 at 12:36

Sweat testing for athletes: is it worth it?

Understanding your sweat content helps you tailor your rehydration needs effectively on race-day
07 March 2016 at 09:55

Nutritional supplements lowdown: when and what to take

It can be tempting to knock back a daily cocktail of supplements, but which ones do you actually need? Nigel Mitchell explains all
23 February 2016 at 12:58  (1)

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12 February 2016 at 13:28

10 minute recipe: buckwheat pancakes with smoked salmon

Enjoy pancakes packed with athlete essentials - carbs, protein and minerals
08 February 2016 at 15:44

How to order a healthy takeaway

Some times only a takeaway will do at the end of a long day of training, but is this a disaster for your nutrition? No, says head nutritionist for Team Sky Nigel Mitchell, as not all takeaway food is bad. Here he examines the smartest – and the not so smart – choices for triathletes.
08 February 2016 at 13:57