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Hydration On The Run

Adapted from Matt Fitzgerald Hydration during running is not as complicated as you may have been led to believe. When you run, you sweat. The more you sweat, the more your blood volume decreases. The more your blood volume decreases, the harder your heart has to work to deliver oxygen to your working muscles. Sounds… Keep Reading

BLOGS/RECOVERY

To Burn Off A Soda, You’ll Have To Run 50 Minutes

As a society, we don’t pay much attention to nutrition information when we eat out. A U.S. Department of Agriculture report estimates just 8 percent of Americans use nutritional information when deciding what to order. So, what might make us pay attention? Well, researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have a theory. Instead of just… Keep Reading

BLOGS/LIFESTYLE/RECOVERY

Spilling The Beans on Caffeine

Hydrate, caffeinate, repeat. It’s a way of life for those with an active lifestyle. So what is it about caffeine? Can it really be that good for performance? Who can benefit from caffeine? Caffeine can have positive performance improvements across a range of different sports and in both males and females. Performance improvements of ~3% have been found… Keep Reading

Women’s Health Magazine Trained With The Australian Olympic Rugby Team And This Is What Happened

As WH Editor Jacqui Mooney and I are driving to the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation in Narrabeen, where the Aussie 7s train every day, regret starts to kick in. Why on earth did we agree to take part in the training of the Olympic-gold-medal-winning women’s Rugby 7s? It doesn’t help that yesterday we… Keep Reading

Magnesium and Muscle Cramps

Anyone who has suffered from a muscle cramp during or after exercise understands that it’s definitely something worth trying to avoid. For those who have been lucky enough to evade them, a muscle cramp is a sudden, involuntary, painful contraction of a muscle. These symptoms generally ease off within seconds to minutes but are often… Keep Reading

Food v Supplements

We all know a fast-food competitor, the person who, despite using a drive-through burger after training as their version of quick recovery nutrition, continues to run well. This same person is likely to take vitamins and other supplements because they know their nutrition is below average. Those who prioritise optimising their nutrition as part of their training… Keep Reading

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