Nutrition Insights – the Top Trends of 2019

2020 is underway and with that comes a renewed sense of vigour and enthusiasm.  Goals are set, race plans are made, and many resolutions include improved nutrition and body composition. January is the perfect time to reflect on the 2019 lessons learnt in nutrition, so we can take what works as we move into the…

Simple hydration tips for summer

As summer hits Australia, here are our top five tips for keeping hydrated and some guidelines on when it’s a good idea to use a sports drink! … SHOP ELECTROLYTES AND HYDRATION HERE

What causes cramping… and how to avoid it?

We’ve all felt it at some point… that intensely painful and involuntary muscle contraction we know only too well as cramp.  Some people rarely get cramps… whereas others will have a crippling cramp just by pointing a toe in the water and seem to be more prone to them on a regular basis.  It’s natural…

Coming to Busselton? Our favourite local ‘must visit’ spots

There is no doubt that Busselton in December is absolutely buzzing.  The town is filled with Ironman athletes in compression gear… the foreshore fills with marquees and red carpet… and the atmosphere is electric. As a triathlete AND a local, this has to be my favourite time of year – right in the heart of…

The best training day snacks

A lot of our talk about nutrition will focus on the big stuff.  The macros of protein, carbs and fat, or what makes the perfect post training breakfast.  But if you are on a decent training program and expending plenty of energy each day, there’s a good chance you will need snacks between your meals…

I ran marathon last weekend, and here’s what I learnt

The marathon.  What a beautiful, challenging and even mythical distance.  Throughout history, runners have challenged themselves in both mind and body over this distance.  The first marathon commemorated the run of the soldier Pheidippides from a battlefield near the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C to announce the defeat of the Persians….

Addicted to sugar?  Why you need to think twice as an athlete

We all know sugar tastes good and it’s hard to stop at just a small sample of anything deliciously sweet.  But are you actually addicted?  It’s certainly possible, as sugar activates opiate receptors in your brain to make you feel good emotionally, even if only in the short term.  But once the sugar high wears…

The health benefits of supergreen powders

Green is the new black, and it suits everyone. While fashion may not be my forte (lycra anyone??), I do know a lot about nutrition, and when it comes to upping your daily intake of vitamins and nutrients, I’m all over it.
While hippies have been spouting the benefits of a plant-based diet for decades, the rise in popularity of superfoods and drinks has increased exponentially in the last few years. Why? In honesty, it’s because the benefits of a daily dose of super greens are undeniable.

The travelling triathlete… Brandon

Travelling can be a big part of the sport of triathlon – whether it is a few hours to a race or even overseas.  The tricky logistics of nutrition, hydration and bike transport can really derail your ideal race. Our star Bindi athlete Brandon, travels regularly for races, so we pumped him for his best advice on avoiding the pitfalls such as dehydration, food poisoning and mechanicals.

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