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B01 What is a carbohydrate?
Carbohydrates are found in foods and they serve as a fuel in the body. The name carbohydrate is derived from the fact that these are molecul...
B02 What is caffeine?
Caffeine (also known as 1,3,7-rimethylxanthine) is often described as ‘the most commonly used drug in the world.’ It is a stimulant found in...
B03 What are BCAAs?
BCAAs or Branched Chain Amino Acids, are a group of amino acids found in a variety of foods as part of proteins. They are also sold as suppl...
B04 What is fiber
BCAAs or Branched Chain Amino Acids, are a group of amino acids found in a variety of foods as part of proteins. They are also sold as suppl...
B05 Gastrointestinal problems in athletes
Gastro-intestinal complaints (or gastro-intestinal problems) are very common amongst endurance athletes and many are aware that ru...
P01 What is the best protein?
Protein plays a major role in the repair process after exercise. The process that repairs damaged muscle proteins, muscle protein synthesis, is key to...
P02 Should I eat or drink in the hour before a race?
There is a lot of mixed information when it comes to eating or drinking in the last hour before competition. Taking in some carbohydrate (see ‘Wh...
P03 What to eat on the morning of a race?
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P04 How to avoid GI problems?
Unfortunately, gastrointestinal-problems are very common, especially amongst endurance athletes and they can easily ruin a race. Although we refer to ...
P06 How to take caffeine?
Unfortunately, gastrointestinal-problems are very common, especially amongst endurance athletes and they can easily ruin a race. Although we refer to ...
A01 How does caffeine work?
Caffeine is classed as a drug as well as a nutrient: it is sometimes referred to as the most-consumed drug worldwide (see ‘What is caffeine?’). It is ...
A02 Why is glycogen stored more effectively immedi...
Glycogen is the storage form of glucose in humans, found in muscle and liver tissue, which can be depleted by prolonged exercise. If there is no need ...
A03 Causes of gastrointestinal problems
Some athletes always get gastrointestinal issues when they train or compete, while other athletes eat and drink what they want and never have any prob...
B01 What is a carbohydrate?
Carbohydrates are found in foods and they serve as a fuel in the body. The name carbohydrate is derived from the fact that these are molecul...
B02 What is caffeine?
Caffeine (also known as 1,3,7-rimethylxanthine) is often described as ‘the most commonly used drug in the world.’ It is a stimulant found in...
B03 What are BCAAs?
BCAAs or Branched Chain Amino Acids, are a group of amino acids found in a variety of foods as part of proteins. They are also sold as suppl...