As many as 39 per cent of distance runners may experience a cramp in their calves, hamstrings or quadriceps before they finish a race. While many people blame dehydration, Kevin Miller, an exercise scientist at North Dakota State University, US, says exhaustion is usually the cul...
If you skimp on protein your body will borrow it from muscle to meet its needs, undermining the fitness you've worked so hard to achieve. "Getting enough protein protects your lean mass," says Roberta Anding, a sports dietitian and spokesperson
When you're sidelined by injury your natural reaction should be to cut back on calories until it's time to return to training - and burning energy. But the healing process demands fuel, too. "It's like fixing a house," says sports dietitian Cynthia Sass. "A crack in the foundatio...
(Per five pieces without salsa)The HealthyParmesan is 33 per cent muscle-building protein. And because there’s no point having big muscles without strong bones to hang them on, a serving also provides 20 per cent of your calcium RDA. That brilliant red
Weight training for triathlon is a complicated subject. Some triathletes think it is unnecessary while others are in favour of hitting the gym, but may not know exactly what and how much to do in the weights room. Then there is strength training outside the gym – how much and how...
of Italian confectionary lurking on the saucer won't help, either....your musclesUpper: Caffeine revs your nervous system, increasing heart rate and breathing, which primes your body for peak performance. And caffeine may also have a direct effect on your
Q Why is it that almost exactly 48 hours after a long training run, and particularly after completing a marathon, my leg muscles hurt most? If the race is on Sunday, then I always dread Tuesday because I cannot walk down the stairs without adopting
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