Q. What is the best mix of protein, carbs and fats to eat the week before the marathon? Rob22A. The most important thing is to continue eating a well-balanced diet composed of carbohydrate (70%), protein (15%) and fat (15%). Aim to eat around 6-9g of carbohydrate per kilogram...
Nick Morgan is Lead Sport Scientist at Lucozade Sport.Read the whole forum debateQ. How early should I carbo-load? How much energy can the body actually store? hungryconsumerA. You can eat and store enough carbohydrate to fuel your marathon during
Nick Morgan is Lead Sport Scientist at Lucozade Sport.Read the whole forum debateQ. Is there any benefit in doing my long runs without taking on any products? Would they then have an 'extra-bonus' effect on race day? MaracuyaA. There is school
Q. I ran the Flora London Marathon last year and took gels every 45 minutes along with water and sports drinks when they were available. Is 45 minutes about right, or too frequent or infrequent? My feeling from last year was almost that I'd taken on too much... Neil Bolton A...
replenishment impairs muscle recovery. Plus, not drinking enough of the right fluids can lead to chronic mild dehydration, causing fatigue. Here's how to avoid some common dietary pitfalls.
the bottle swings less than the “free” arm, changing the arm movement. Even a small adjustment can lead to subtle differences in the way other parts of your body move. You may be able to accommodate these changes with no negative effect, but it’s also
inflammation.One of the roles of omega-6 is inflammation, which, in a healthy body, is a reaction to injury and disease, but too much omega-6 can lead to chronic inflammation. Ideally, we should be eating a one-to-one ratio of omega-3 to omega-6. In reality
you hydrate with plenty of water in the days leading up to the race. Aim to drink regularly throughout the day (a minimum of 6-8 glasses or 1 litre daily). You also need to drink regularly during exercise and rehydrate fully afterwards. Electrolytes
UAN:236 Article type:++add book link at top++ --This is adapted from the book, Eat Smart, Play Hard, by RW USA Nutrition Editor Liz Applegate. Branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs, have been a hot topic for years, and they do show promise
that the body has to produce more insulin to regulate blood glucose levels. Insulin resistance has detrimental effects on the body, and can even lead to diabetes. This said, the true extent of syndrome X is not known, and the scientific jury is still out on its
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