Sports Performance Tips

Running and Carbohydrates – 4 of the Best Sources for Runners

Carbohydrates for Runners

Carbohydrate Sources for Runners When it comes to running, carbohydrates are absolutely vital in regards to ensuring we perform at our best. Runners require a great deal of carbohydrates, more than the average person because our muscles are actually fueled by them, or rather, by glycogen which is a by-product …

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The Seven Components of Fitness

The Seven Components of Fitness

It has always been believed that to have all round fitness, a person must be fit across seven components. These components are: flexibility, endurance, stamina, skill, strength, speed and power. Whilst one component may be more important or relevant to a specific sport, ignoring any of these factors and not …

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The Science Behind Your Flexibility

The Science Behind Your Flexibility

Flexibility refers to the range of movement (ROM) that is possible around a joint, or series of joints, in the body. A high degree of flexibility is an important factor in any athletes make-up, as optimum ranges of movement in the musculo-skeletal system can significantly improve performance by increasing the …

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The Fitness Benefits of Swimming as a Sport

Benefits of Swimming

The Sport of Swimming  Recently, worldwide obesity rates peaked at record breaking highs, meaning that currently there are more obese, or morbidly obese, individuals living on this planet than ever before. Life expectancies are decreasing, more and more people are suffering with weight-related health conditions, and truthfully the human race …

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Hydrate for Peak Performance

Hydrate for Peak Performance

Simply put, water is more important to humans than food. Two-thirds of our body weight is composed of it. Water is required for almost every single occurrence and reaction in the body, from circulation to respiration and even more importantly for runners it’s also necessary in the process of converting …

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How to Warm-Up and Cool-Down

Warm up and cool down

The warm-up is something we are all aware of, yet all too often conveniently forgotten about prior to training. A simple short sharp warm-up not only prepares the body and aids injury avoidance, it clears the mind also prepares it for the training to come. Skipping the warm-up and cool-down …

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