Alcohol, HRV and athletic recovery – what you ought to know
Government guidelines in the UK suggest no more than 14 units per week, equivalent to a standard glass of wine or a pint of lower strength (4%) beer every day for maintaining health. But do these suggestions also apply to athletes in training?
Athletes: Fit but unhealthy?
Prof Paul Laursen & Dr Phil Maffetone have consistently preached the message that elite level performance needn’t be at the cost of your long term health. Their recent opinion piece highlighting why is summarised here.
Training for the longest ride…pt 2
Simon is well under way preparing for the Mallorca 312, increasing volume and adjusting diet are in focus in this post.
Fat adaptation for exercise – how far can it go?
Despite a great deal of discussion about, and anecdotal evidence to support the benefits of a low carbohydrate high fat (LCHF) diet, there have been few studies examining the degree to which athletes’ metabolisms have been altered to take advantage of this dramatic change in fuel for exercise.
Dr Phil Maffetone on LCHF and heart rate variability
Internationally recognised expert on health, nutrition and performance Dr Phil Maffetone talks all things LCHF.
Superfoods and Sports Performance
Can superfoods increase sports performance? Take a lot at our review of the recent channel 4 documentary Superfoods: The Real Story to find out.
HRV, Exercise, and Hydration
How key to recovery is hydrating immediately after exercise? Our latest Tuesday Tip takes a look at the relationship heart rate variability, exercise and hydration
Do fish oil supplements improve heart rate variability?
Simon Wegerif, Creator of ithlete takes a look at the latest research in to the benefits on taking fish oil supplements and how this improves heart rate variability.