Fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand, so make sure you have your sports nutrition facts right. These articles will give you the sports nutrition education you need. Learn about muscle recovery, proper hydration, and the latest sports supplements the experts are suggesting… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Hydration: post competition fluid replacement

What is the best method of fluid replacement?

Zone Diet: cut back on carbs and you risk reducing your performance level

Have carbs had their day?

Cancer research suggests colorectal cancer can be prevented by plenty of exercise, water and fish!

Intense exercise, water and fish: a triple whammy against colorectal cancer

Creatine and carbohydrates in the body

Factors modifying creatine accumulation in human skeletal muscle

Dieting and nutrition: should you opt for a low weight or a high carb diet?

Owen Anderson answers your training queries

Energy drinks: do they prevent fatigue and exhaustion?

Studies show dilute energy drinks are best for fighting fatigue

The role antioxidants play in preventing exercise-induced damage to your muscles

The value of anti-oxidants: an expert sifts the evidence

Sports Nutrition: eating plenty of fruit and vegetables can reduce the risk of a stroke

Six fruit and veg portions a day keep strokes at bay

Sports nutrition: honey can be used as successful sports gel

Honey - an alternative sports gel

How crocodile blood can improve sports performance!

Anyone for Crocodile Haemoglobin?

Nutritional supplements: the effect natural plant extracts have on performance

'Adaptogens' offer few performance benefits

Sports nutrition: Tea is the all round performance drink

The caffeine boosts performance and its antioxidant content boosts recovery

Sports nutrition: the role of tea and coffee in sports performance

Can hot drinks really make a difference?

Sports nutrition: a high carbohydrate diet can lead to a zinc deficiency

Zinc deficiency can lead to weightloss, decreased endurance and fatigue

Nutritional supplements: your nutritional strategy should be planned in detail as part of your overall training programme

Look, listen and think before you take supplements

Sports drinks: recovering from exercise with hypotonic drinks, isotonic drinks and hypertonic drinks

The importance of post-exercise rehydration

Sports nutrition: how carbohydrate loading will boost performance

How to increase your glycogen levels by up to 20 per cent to boost your energy levels

Sports nutrition: an overview of vitamins, supplements and dietary requirements

The latest sports nutrition research


Bodybuilders: Do bodybuilders need massive amounts of extra protein?

Midnight snacking

Midnight snacking may make athletes fatter.

Crocodile soup

crocodile soup

Calcium | athletes

Calcium: Taking more calcium makes sense, but how much do you really need?

Free radicals and disease

It makes sense to ensure that your diet is high in antioxidants. High doses of Bcarotene and vitamin C, fresh fruit and veg are your best bet - " coloured" vegetables such as green leafy ones, beetroot, carrots and sweetcorn are particularly high in B-carotene.

How nutrition can help soccer players overcome the second-half slump

New research suggests soccer players need better nutrition

Exercise, endocrin and eichotech

Exercise endocrinology and the myth of the Eicotech diet.

Eating before competition

Can you give your performance an edge by fuelling up before exercise? Here are the guidelines.

Carbo loading: depletion phase

Carbo nutrition


Glucose: You can lead a muscle to glucose, but can you make it drink?


Calories: Sometimes eating fewer calories can make you fatter...

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