Nutrition

How Much Protein Do Obstacle Racers Need?

Regular training and racing takes it’s toll on our bodies, so we need to be taking on the right nutrients to rebuild. Ross Edgley, chief sports scientist at THE PROTEIN WORKS™ talks us through why we need to be looking at our protein..

What Sports Drink Should I Drink?

People will often say that they will “only drink water” to rehydrate. Water is great, it makes up about 60% of our total body weight and is essential for good health. However, if it is performance improvements you are interested…

Food Myths: Carb Loading Will Improve Performance

Carbohydrate loading is an interesting nutritional subject with conflicting evidence supporting or opposing its benefits. Should you carbo load?

Food Myths – Is Sugar Bad For You?

There are so many nutritional myths out there and in this series I will go through some that have become popular in recent years. It seems to be quite easy to create a food myth. For example, food scientist Johannes (John)…

Mountain Fuel Review – Fuelled To The Finish Line

I am not an elite racer, I typical finish somewhere in the top 50% of most events. 2 years ago (pre ocr), I was lifting weights and guzzling protein shakes for fun.  But I need something very different for race day,…

Blackberry, Coconut and Kale Smoothie

Temperatures are dropping and autumn is well and truly here – summer salads are being swapped for soups and stews to fight the cold British weather, but if there is one thing we can thank the changing seasons for it…

Super Green Creamy Smoothie

Dark leafy greens are without a doubt some of the healthiest foods around – packed with loads of fibre, numerous vitamins and disease fighting phytonutrients, they are just about as good as it gets! Sadly they are often overlooked, and…

The Ultimate Healthy Tasty Mud Smoothie

It is hard to find someone who actively dislikes smoothies. They are filling, delicious and can be thrown together in under a few minutes. This makes them a great choice for busy mums, early risers and lazy athletic types, since…

Raspberry Avocado Kale Smoothie

Smoothies are making a serious come back! Not only are they an effective and nutritious quick fix in our fast paced daily lives, but they are so underrated and delicious.  I am not talking about pasteurised supermarket smoothies which probably…

How To Make Chia Seed Flapjacks From Chia Charge

Is there anyone who doesn’t like flapjacks? They’ve become a favourite amongst fitness types because they provide a quick release of long lasting carbs from the oats, taste great and are easy to carry in your bag. I’ve been making…