With schools, clubs and competitive fixtures at junior age groups not returning till at least September, you may be asking several questions such as when should I start preparing for the return of competitive fixtures? Read to see what your three main focuses should be when returning to training for competitive sport.
Supplements and exercise nutrition aids are a massive industry. Figures estimate the dietary supplement market will be worth 278 billion dollars by 2024. This goes to show the appetite for the market and the potential costs to the customers. So the question is do you need to take supplements and more importantly should you be taking them? Read this blog to have a greater understanding of the use of supplements in sport.
Like a lot of things within the health and fitness industry, there is a lot of misinformation around topics such as nutrient timing, meal sizes, caloric amounts and of course carbohydrate loading. This is not to say that some of these strategies are not based on sound science and rationale but a lot of them are based on outdated science, myths and poor understanding. What we are aiming to highlight in this article is that the ‘one size fits all method’ to nutritional guidance does not work for everyone.
The current dogma for many is that weight training and intensive training impacts negatively on the growth and stature of youth athletes. Read our summary of why this is false information and for an insight into the correct beliefs and methods of youth training.
Mobility and flexibility are often two interchangeable words that people think mean the same thing. There is some truth that they can be perceived to have similarities but there is one key difference between them. Read this short blog to find out the key differences and how to improve both.
Pre-event nerves are normal. In fact, they are needed for you to perform at your best. But there is a fine line between being underprepared and overstimulated. In this blog, we are going to introduce you to the best ways to keep you "in the zone", investigating mental preparation for you to use in any situation.
We have all had that experience of watching a young athlete, for example, a 14-year-old who is so physically imposing that he or she looks more like 18 years old. Coaches, parents and other players subconsciously are immediately drawn to this child as a physical specimen who if they have on their team is a huge advantage and if on the opposing side is going to cause all sorts of problems. This blog looks at the early developer bias in sports at both grassroots and elite pathways.
Good nutrition will provide the body with the optimal levels of hydration and deliver the right nutrients at the appropriate time to help sustain a high-intensity for as long as your event demands you work hard for. This blog will focus mainly on carbohydrate intake and race day/match day behaviours.
Lockdown is easing and the date has been set for gyms to reopen (25th July). So the question is, are you ready? Are you ready to hit the gym after months of your daily home workout routine (or lots of Netflix and snacking), and get those hard-earned results that you want? Check out our recommendations for your first week back to the gym to make sure you do it safely!
To be the best in your field takes a huge amount of effort, both physically and mentally. Training hard and making sacrifices is part and parcel of the journey. It is all about those 1% gains and how to take performance to the next level! Read this blog post to see how to make sure you are naturally making your sports performance better!