Nutrition

Protein: Do your needs change as you get older?

Wondering if your protein needs change as you age, and whether a woman's protein needs differ from a man's? James Witts investigates
13 May 2019 at 10:55

Energy bars: 4 of the best reviewed, tested and rated

Energy bars are a great aspect of a triathlete's fuelling strategy. James Witts tests 4 of the best...
29 March 2019 at 10:45

Endurance diet: Nutrition that'll improve your staying power

Include these in your diet to improve your endurance and stamina so you perform at your best when it matters
13 March 2019 at 11:31

Probiotics: Are they worth taking?

Thinking about adding probiotics to your diet? Renee McGregor explains all you need to know
26 February 2019 at 10:40

Get lean for tri: Does it matter what time of day you eat?

Want to get lean for tri and wondering if there is a best time to eat to maximise muscle gain and weight loss? Sports nutritionist Stephen Smith has this advice for meal times
25 February 2019 at 12:09

Should you maintain your racing weight over winter?

Wondering how much weight gain you should allow yourself in winter? And how you maintain weight throughout the season? Tim Don explains what works for him and shares some advice
29 January 2019 at 12:39

How much should you pee during an Ironman?

Wondering how much, and how often, you should pee during an Ironman? Hydration expert Andy Blow of Precision Hydration explains
25 January 2019 at 10:30

Lucy Charles-Barclay on triathlon nutrition

Kona 2017 and 2018 silver medallist Lucy Charles-Barclay talks to Tim Heming about her nutrition
21 January 2019 at 14:38

Does a woman’s hydration needs differ to a man’s?

Andy Blow from Precision Hydration explains how a woman’s hydration needs differ to a man’s
02 January 2019 at 13:09  (1)

What is the the FODMAP diet?

Suffer from gastrointestinal issues when racing and training, and heard the FODMAP diet could help? Sports nutritionist Stephen Smith explains what it is, how it works and why it's worth giving it a go under the direction of a qualified nutritionist
12 December 2018 at 10:00

Tuna versus salmon: Which is best for you?

Nutritionist Renee McGregor explains the nutritious benefits of salmon and tuna, and discusses which is the healthiest for endurance athletes
16 November 2018 at 11:16

The big sports nutrition debate

Nothing stokes the flames of controversy quite like nutrition messaging in sports media. Especially when the ‘wrong’ tone can have disastrous consequences for vulnerable athletes. So what advice should we be reading and following? Let’s get debating…
16 November 2018 at 09:25

Ironman run: How can I stop constantly needing to go to the loo?

Fed up with needing to go to the loo every 10-15 minutes on the Ironman run, and not sure what you're doing wrong? Mark Kleanthous has this advice
22 October 2018 at 09:48

What is a sweat test, and should you take one?

Sports scientist and hydration expert Andy Blow explains what a ‘sweat test’ is, what the options are for endurance athletes, and how taking one could help you significantly improve your performance…
12 October 2018 at 10:22

Energy gels: 9 of the best reviewed, tested and rated

Energy gels are a vital part of every triathlete's training and racing kit. James Witts tests 9 of the best to find what you should be taking
27 September 2018 at 11:07  (1)

How does endurance sport affect your digestive system?

Understanding how your body works is crucial if you want to perform at your best. Sports nutritionist Stephen Smith explains how endurance sport affects your digestive system
14 August 2018 at 10:28

What is dopamine and how does it affect athletic performance?

James Witts explains the role the hormone dopamine plays in your body
05 July 2018 at 15:08

When should you start carb-loading for a triathlon?

Carb loading's been hugely popular for years, but what is the proven way to carb-load before a triathlon? We asked James Witts to explain
29 June 2018 at 12:20

Carb rinsing: can it really improve your athletic performance?

Concerned you’ll bonk but can’t stomach eating another sickly-sweet gel? No worries – carb rinsing's the way to go, just learn to swill and spit
28 June 2018 at 12:03

Can I check my hydration levels via my urine?

Wondering whether checking the colour of your pee is an effective way of monitoring your hydration status? We take a look at the evidence
08 June 2018 at 09:45