3 Smart strategies to avoid the Christmas bulge

It’s time to enjoy all Christmas has to offer, so we turned to Simone Allen from Nutrition Works for her three top strategies to help you enjoy the festive season! Wishing you Merry Christmas from the Bindi Team x

Endurance Swim Nutrition

“Endurance swimming is not about who can do the most amount of training, on the least amount of fuel. Practice your race nutrition in training, as your performance will improve in the KEY sessions, as will your guts’ ability to tolerate and digest fuel come race day”. Read on for some fantastic advice from leading Sports Dietitian David Bryant on how to nail your endurance swim nutrition.

Kona – the beautiful and brutal race

Kona – it’s not just an Ironman race.  It’s so difficult to understand beauty of the island, the race, and the Hawaiian people that it’s no wonder people describe it with equal parts myth, legend and awe.  So until you step foot off that plane into the heat and humidity you can’t really understand what you are about to face. 

Realising the Kona dream

Beginning triathlon is something I always wanted to do, however with a busy career as a vet and then moving into motherhood I had to bide my time.  Five years ago – with 3 boys under the age of 5 and a very supportive husband – I entered my first Half Ironman and so this incredible journey began. 

Ready to nail your bike nutrition this season?

This month we have an insightful Q&A with Nathan Groch, who is one of our experienced long course Bindi athletes. Nathan lives and trains in north west WA in very hot and harsh conditions, and certainly knows how to nail his bike nutrition.  He shares so much gold here, so read on to find out why you’ll never find anything taped to his bike! 

How to use Caffeine and Beetroot to enhance performance

There are a number of natural supplements which are actually proven to enhance performance, with caffeine and beetroot the most popular right now. To make life simple, we have put together a handy guide on how to use these supplements to get the most benefit.

What’s the buzz about Supergreens?

Supergreens and superfoods in general are getting plenty of media hype, and quite rightly so. Supergreens contain antioxidants, enzymes, and phytonutrients which pack a real nutritional punch. Let’s have a look at why they really do work to alleviate the physical stress of exercise.

Let’s talk about drug testing in sport…

We are often aware of drug testing in elite athletes and sports people, however anti-doping policies extend right through to recreational athletes. It is becoming increasingly common for athletes of any ability to be targeted for testing, and we have a look at some current issues surrounding drug testing and supplementation in sport.