Nutrition

Sodium bicarbonate: why athletes take it and how it improves performance

Heard sodium bicarbonate can improve your performance? James Witts explains the why and how of this popular supplement
27 January 2020 at 12:21

Do women need to carb-load more or less than men before a triathlon?

Wondering if a woman's pre-race carb-loading strategy should differ to a man's? James Witts looks at the evidence
27 January 2020 at 11:10

Is weight a bad measure of fitness?

Using weight as a measure for performance is at best lazy and misguided, at worst destructive to long-term health, argues Tim Heming
24 January 2020 at 11:30

New Year meal plan for triathletes

Beat the post-Christmas bloat and get back on track after the festive season with Nigel Mitchell's super-healthy menu for triathletes...
03 January 2020 at 08:00

What is a detox and is it necessary?

After a period of excess (which might have happened during the off-season!) there’s often a suggestion of needing a detox, a purification of all the self-indulgence. So what is a detox? What does it really involve? And is it truly necessary? Renee McGregor examines the truth...
02 January 2020 at 11:00

Chicken versus turkey: which is best?

We deliver the 220 verdict on which one's better for a triathlete's dinner
25 December 2019 at 10:00

Beat Christmas weight gain

The season of festive treats and stodgy puds is upon us! Our nutrition expert Nigel Mitchell explains how you can indulge without losing fitness...
20 December 2019 at 17:00

How to survive the Christmas feasting

How to stay on track without being a festive killjoy
19 December 2019 at 11:00

What's the difference between BMI and BMR?

Performance nutritionist Stephan Smith explains the difference between BMI and BMR, and why BMR is more relevant for athletes
17 December 2019 at 11:00

Does caffeine affect male and female athletes differently?

Does caffeine affect men differently to women? Who responds best to caffeine in a triathlon? James Witts investigates the evidence
18 November 2019 at 09:53

4 key energy products to carry race day

Here the four key energy products that need to be part of your race day arsenal
07 November 2019 at 11:24

Are ketone drinks worth it?

James Witts explains what ketones are and why harnessing them in drinks could help performance
06 November 2019 at 09:31

Can you overdo protein?

Increased your protein intake, and now started to worry you might be overdoing it? It's very unlikely you are eating too much protein says Jon Hodgkinson, nutritionist for Triathlon Coaching UK. Here is his top advice
28 October 2019 at 10:57

Could potatoes be an alternative to energy gels?

Potato found to have same energy-boosting benefits as carbohydrate gels
21 October 2019 at 09:45

Why do you put on weight when you hit middle-age?

Wonder why you've started to put on weight despite eating and exercising the same as always? Scientists from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, discover the reason lies in the decline of your lipid turnover…
03 October 2019 at 11:24

Body composition testing: what's the best and most accurate test?

Body composition testing is a valuable tool if you’re looking to lose weight, put on muscle mass or want to improve your sporting performance. Nick Beer explains three popular body composition tests
30 September 2019 at 10:10

How much food (kcals) should I eat for my training?

Training about 10-12 hours a week and want to make sure you're eating the right amount? Here's Sophie Heath, a registered nutritionist, with the advice and calculations
17 September 2019 at 14:04

Puddings for athletes: 4 delicious, protein-rich dessert recipes

Everything in moderation, we say! Satisfy your sweet tooth with these four delicious, protein-rich desserts, ideal post-session or race
30 August 2019 at 11:48

Tapering nutrition: what should you eat during the taper period

What you eat during the taper can make or break your race. Here’s how to master pre-race nutrition
30 August 2019 at 09:45

What are the differences between saturated and unsaturated fats?

Confused about fats? Renee McGregor explains all you need to know about saturated and unsaturated fats, and how they differ
14 August 2019 at 11:45