Training nutrition made simple

It is quite simply the most common question we hear from you – what nutrition do I need to use in training? And more specifically, how much fluid, when to have carbs, what about electrolytes, should I add protein??  No matter what new exciting product or promise is out there, your basic nutrition needs are…

How Caffeine Improves Exercise Performance

Caffeine has been show to consistently improve exercise performance, and up until 2004 it was on WADA’s banned list.  Although we think mostly of coffee, caffeine is found in many foods and beverages, and so monitoring and testing can be a problem.  Caffeine is also metabolised at different rates in people, and so a simple…

How to Carbohydrate Load for Race Day

Getting ready for a big race?  Wondering what all the carb loading hype is about?  Here are some great tips to get you prepped and ready for your best race day yet! 

How to Keep Fit in Isolation

A common question we are all asking right now is, how do we keep fit in isolation? With many races cancelled and even regular exercise restricted for athletes right across Australia, our routines have to change.  That can be hard, both physically and mentally, and many athletes feel that by slowing down they will lose…

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Improving Your Mood with Natural Nutrition

Improving Your Mood with Natural Nutrition We all know that when you eat healthy food, you feel better.  It seems logical that a diet of natural nutrition which is rich in fruit, vegetables and lean proteins will result in good physical and mental health, and studies have already shown this to be the case.  Conversely,…

Electrolytes: Essential to life

Electrolytes: Essential to life Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electric charge when they are dissolved in a liquid such as blood. The blood electrolytes—sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate—help regulate nerve and muscle function and maintain acid-base balance and water balance, essentially controlling the shift of fluid in and out of cells.  These minerals derived from the earth’s crust,…

What’s so super about Supergreens?

What’s so super about Supergreens? We might all debate what the perfect ‘healthy’ diet is, but we know that eating whole-foods including a wide range of nutrients and avoiding sugar and processed foods is vital.  While we might aim for the perfect diet, it’s not always that easy. Whether it’s a heavy training load, lack…

Boost your immune system to avoid illness

Boost your immune system to avoid illness As we face new and unique health challenges, our immune system is the first line of defence.  Therefore, people with compromised immunity are most at risk such as people with chronic diseases or the elderly. Although we can’t do anything about our age, there are many things we…

How much protein do we need?

by Issi Brookes ~ Feb 2020 It is vital that as an athlete you ensure that your protein intake is adequate and this particularly applies in the post activity period. When exercising, the presence of adrenaline and absence of insulin results in muscle proteins breaking down to release amino acids. As muscle protein is breaking…

The pros of plant protein

by Issi Brookes ~ Feb 2020 Protein is an essential macro-nutrient that helps build muscle, repair tissue, and make enzymes and hormones in our bodies.  Basically, it is one of the building blocks of our bone, muscle, and skin and is an important component of almost every cell in the body.  Eating adequate amounts of…

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