Swimming nutrition - your questions answered 1

Swimming nutrition – your questions answered

Swimming nutrition – your questions answered From keeping cramps at bay to priming your body with key vitamins and minerals, elite sports nutritionist James Collins answers your commonly asked questions on swimming nutrition… Question 1 Can you eat anything in particular to help stop cramping? There are many potential links to muscle cramping, but there

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What to eat before a swim 2

What to eat before a swim

What to eat before a swim Eating before a swim can be tough, whether you’re training for a competition or putting the strokes in to manage weight. Make sure your fuel stores are primed while avoiding discomfort in the pool with James Collins’ top tips… Swimming provides a good workout for the whole body and

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What to eat before your run

What to eat before your run Want to know how to run faster? Looking for the best snacks to eat before a run or wondering if carb-loading is right for you? Elite sports nutritionist James Collins has the answers… Question 1: Should I be eating the same for all my runs? What to eat before

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How to stay hydrated

How to stay hydrated Staying fully hydrated when exercising can be a challenge, especially for those who are training hard for an event like a marathon… Question 1: What are the different strategies for staying hydrated during a marathon? James says: This is often a contentious issue and ultimately takes some planning and a bit of

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What to eat before cycling

What to eat before cycling If you're looking to get on your bike more and improve your fitness, or want to step up your training to compete in races this year, elite sports nutritionist James Collins has some advice to help you boost performance and get the most from your rides… Road cycling has witnessed

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What to eat after cycling

What to eat after cycling Eating the right foods after a ride is essential to boost energy-giving carbohydrate stores and help build and repair hard working muscles. Elite sports nutritionist James Collins explains what, when and how to refuel once you've climbed off the bike… Question 1 What and when should I be eating after

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Meal plans for runners

Meal plans for runners Whether you're taking on a 10k or marathon this year, get your training diet spot on with our nutrition plans that you can tweak and build on to help you reach your goals… Running a marathon is a great time to improve your overall nutrition to support your training and race performance.

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Eat like an athlete hub

Eat like an athlete hub What do professional athletes eat? From basketball and hockey to volleyball and athletics, the sporting elite share their daily diets, nutrition tips and fitness secrets for staying on top form… Eat like an athlete – Jonathan and Alistair BrownleeThe Brownlee brothers are unstoppable champions who have been steadily amassing a

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How to eat for more energy

How to eat for more energy Are you struggling to get going in the morning or hitting a wall of fatigue in the afternoon? What and when you eat can have a profound effect on your energy levels… Those enviable people who effortlessly drift off to sleep, wake up with the birds and charge through

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Exercise tips for weight loss

Exercise tips for weight loss Wondering why all your efforts in the gym aren't paying off? Fitness writer, Katie Hiscock shares her top tips to help you get the most from your workouts, shed the pounds and stay on track… If your waistline is groaning from the excesses of Christmas and you want to kick-start

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