Tag: carbohydrates

  • Carbohydrates for Endurance Performance

      Aerobic endurance is classed as the ability to exercise for long periods of time with the absence of fatigue. Therefore, it is important that athletes train and prepare appropriately for the demands of their event. This may be through the intensity or the volume of training. In terms of nutrition prior the event itself; […]

  • Supplementation on a Budget

    When thinking about the best way to get value from supplements it is important to take a look at our goals, our current diet and then think about how we can use supplements to either plug in the gaps where maybe our day to day nutrition falls short or where supplements can offer us a […]

  • 25 Great Food Sources of Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of energy and are stored in the body as glycogen – both in the liver and more importantly, in the muscles. Whether you need a slow digesting carbohydrate such as ultra fine Scottish oats, or a fast absorbing carbohydrate such as dextrose for post-workout recovery, make sure you’ve got enough fuel to perform […]

  • Personalise Your Intra Workout Supplementation

      Following on from the “Personalise Your Pre-Workout” article, we are going to take a look at intra workout supplementation. Intra workout is the period during our workout and these supplements are designed to help support performance and muscle growth during exercise. There are a few different situations in which intra workout supplementation may be […]

  • Why You Should Be Using Instant Oats

      When it comes to sports nutrition, for many years carbohydrates were seen as the enemy to achieving a lean, toned and muscular physique. In recent years this myth has been dispelled, as carbohydrates are in fact a very important, and vital macronutrient for achieving your training goals. However, there are some carbohydrates that can […]

  • Carbs | Friend or Foe?

      Carbohydrates have been getting a pretty bad rap lately. The media leads us to believe that they are in some way “fattening” foods to eat and that any weight-loss efforts are doomed unless you choose to cut the carbs. This is unfortunate as all evidence points to the contrary as they are in fact […]

  • Carbohydrate Timing

      Nutrient timing has often been a topic of varying opinion, however timing of certain nutrients specifically could be advantageous towards you reaching your goals. Carbohydrates in particular offer a good opportunity to take advantage of timing, and the different types of carbohydrates available contribute to the timing benefit. Types of Carbohydrate Carbohydrates can often […]

  • Get To Know Your Carbohydrates | What, How, When?

    Poor old carbs. They’ve been loved, hated, vilified and chopped right out of some people’s diets. What’s the truth about carbs? Find out here. You already know that carbs are one of the three macronutrients (the other two being protein and fats). Think carbs and you probably think about bread, pasta, breakfast cereal. But delve […]

  • Carbohydrates: Should We Just Go ‘Low Carb’?

    It is quite common for many people to avoid carbohydrates in their diet due to a multitude of reasons (such as reducing body fat percentage), but are they really that bad when taken in the correct ways, and are all carbohydrates classed the same? As well as being the body’s main source of energy, carbohydrates […]