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

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

Dark chocolate found to reduce stress and inflammation

Looking for a reason to justify eating more chocolate? Then this could be it - but the chocolate needs to be the dark stuff with at least a 70% cacao content
31 May 2018 at 12:50

How does sweating help the body?

Understanding human biology and how it can affect our performance can only help us in our strive for sporting success. Here Andy Blow from Precision Hydration explains how and why we sweat, and why it’s so important to replace what we lose in sweat…
15 May 2018 at 10:15

Matt Hanson breaks Ironman record amidst controversy

Ironman announce Hanson's 7:39:25 IM Texas time will stand as a new Ironman world record
04 May 2018 at 09:15  (1)

Eating fish helps boost sleep and athletic performance

Research shows how eating fish just once a week can help sleep and boost performance
25 April 2018 at 10:15

What's better for you: meat or vegetable protein?

Wondering what the differences are between meat and vegetable proteins, and which are best for you? Jo Scott-Dalgleish explains all
19 April 2018 at 14:49

Does an endurance athlete's hydration needs change as they age?

Sports scientist Andy Blow examines whether the hydration needs of endurance athletes change as they age, and whether these changes need factoring into their nutrition plan.
01 February 2018 at 10:36

Are body composition scales useful for athletes?

Traditional bathroom scales are great for showing us how much we weigh but is it worth investing in body composition scales to get a more in depth look at our body? James Pryke, coach and co-founder of Triathlon Coaching UK discusses how they work and what they offer triathletes
29 January 2018 at 08:49

How including good fats in your diet can help you race better

Enduring stomach problems when racing is a common problem for triathletes. Dave Scott explains how including good fats in your diet can help you combat them and race faster and stronger
25 January 2018 at 15:27

Are protein shakes actually worth it?

Wondering whether you need to drink protein shakes or rely on your diet for all your protein needs? Joel Enoch explains all
23 January 2018 at 12:12

How to use caffeine to improve your athletic performance

Want to get the most from a caffeine boost? Then save it for the important races, when you need it most say scientists
22 January 2018 at 09:06

How to reach your optimal bodyweight for triathlon

Apart from training smarter and harder, the next best way to get faster is to hit your optimal body weight. Joe Friel shows you how…
10 January 2018 at 09:38

What to eat during a duathlon

Jo Scott-Dalgleish explains how to fuel a standard-distance duathlon so you start the second run strong
08 January 2018 at 15:23