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Synchronising of Training & Nutrition – Part 3

The Basics: High-Intensity training goals and fuel utlilization Energy is metabolised from the three macronutrients namely, carbohydrates, fats and protein. As explained in part 1 (click here) these macronutrients provide energy simultaneously via the aerobic and anaerobic system.  However, the degree to which fats and carbohydrates are metabolised for energy is dependent on the intensity […]

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PVM Recommendations for Optimal Immediate Recovery

Exercise and training are important to improve general health and athletic performance. Professional athletes understand that they must be fit for purpose, therefore they have to engage in specific and deliberate training during preparation for competition. Changes occur in the human body in response to specific training stimuli, allowing athletes to improve and to become […]

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Optimal hydration and fluid requirements for endurance athletes

For decades a fear of dehydration has been incorrectly perpetuated especially amongst endurance athletes. Recommendations such as “100% fluid replacement” and “drink the maximum amount that can be tolerated” is still believed. Get the facts here…

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Synchronising of Training and Nutrition – Part 2

The Basics: Endurance training goals & fuel utilization Energy is metabolised from the three macronutrients namely, carbohydrates, fats and protein. As explained in part 1 (click here) these macronutrients provide energy simultaneously via the aerobic and anaerobic system.  However, the degree to which fats and carbohydrates are metabolised for energy is dependent on the intensity […]

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Synchronising of Training and Nutrition – Part 1

Exercise and training are important to improve general health and athletic performance. Professional athletes understand that they have to be fit for purpose, therefore they have to engage in specific and deliberate training during preparation for competition.

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Supplement Recommendations and Nutrient Timing for Optimal Recovery

Physical exercise (training) leads to several physiological consequences that makes you fitter, faster, stronger and/or improve your skill level. A sound recovery nutrition protocol will ensure you can optimize training adaptations and perform at 100 % of your body’s potential in the next training bout or in preparation for a competition. Therefore, optimal nutritional recovery […]

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Nutrition and Healthy Immune Function 2020

Daily nutrition affects your immunity. Your immune system is functioning at all times and can be divided into two general categories namely: the innate (natural) and adaptive (specific/acquired) immune system. Adaptive immunity becomes increasingly active during infections (pathogens). This leads to an increased need for nutrients / energy substrates. Deficiencies of the nutrients that play […]

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