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  1. How much protein do I need after a workout?

    How much protein do I need after a workout?
    For a long time, it was believed that you needed no more than ~20g of whey protein post-training. But why? And is this still the case? Studies examining how much (and what type of) protein we should take post-training come from studies that  measure how much ‘new’ protein we are able to make in our muscles after training (skeletal muscle...
  2. Is The Ketogenic Diet Good For Athletes? Outlook Not Great for Endurance Sports

    Is The Ketogenic Diet Good For Athletes? Outlook Not Great for Endurance Sports
    A new study from the Australian Institute of sport has put another nail in the coffin for the ketogenic diet for endurance athletes. High fat, very low carb diets have been touted as potentially increasing endurance performance for a number of reasons; we store more fat in our body than we could ever store carbohydrate, it has been proposed as...
  3. New Study Finds Daily Probiotics Has Positive Effects On Anxiety, Relaxation And Brain Functioning In Footballers

    New Study Finds Daily Probiotics Has Positive Effects On Anxiety, Relaxation And Brain Functioning In Footballers
    The human gut is colonized by more than 100 trillion microbiotas, and these bacteria can provide benefits to the individuals. We have written many times about the positive effects of probiotic supplements, but a new study (1) has looked to see the effects of a daily probiotic supplementation on cognitive measures in competitive footballers. The researchers took measures of cognitive...
  4. Post Workout Protein - Is 20g Of Protein Enough?

    Post Workout Protein - Is 20g Of Protein Enough?
    When it comes to getting protein in post-training, most people would agree that it is beneficial - whether it is for muscle growth or recovery. But how much is enough? For a long time, it was believed that you needed no more than ~20g of whey protein post-training. But why? And is this still the case? Studies examining how much...
  5. Podcast Episode: GI Symptoms Experienced By Athletes And How You Can Avoid Them With Patrick Wilson

    Podcast Episode: GI Symptoms Experienced By Athletes And How You Can Avoid Them With Patrick Wilson
    Patrick Wilson is an associate professor of exercise science and directs the Human Performance Laboratory at Old Dominion University. He earned a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Minnesota and completed post-doctoral training in sports nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Wilson has authored over 45 scientific articles that span the disciplines of exercise science, sports nutrition...
  6. Fish Oil and Mental Health

    Fish Oil and Mental Health
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  7. Will Exercise Add Stress To My Immune System?

    Will Exercise Add Stress To My Immune System?
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  8. Taking Caffeine To Enhance Performance with Gabriel Martins

    Taking Caffeine To Enhance Performance with Gabriel Martins
    Gabriel Martins is a researcher at the University Camilo José Cela in Madrid where his research focuses on studying supplement contamination and the use of ergogenic aids in sports performance. He also works with cycling athletes and competing in both road cycling and mountain bike events. On top of that, he hosts the fantastic podcast Fuel the Pedal - which...
  9. Do You Need To Take Vitamin K2 With Vitamin D?

    Do You Need To Take Vitamin K2 With Vitamin D?
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  10. The Newest Endurance Supplement for Performance | Endurance Athletes

    The Newest Endurance Supplement for Performance | Endurance Athletes
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