Muscle Growth and Exercise Performance

Tuesday 04 November 2014

Gaining lean muscle mass can be a performance and aesthetic goal for athletes.  Although genetics plays an important role, it is crucial to include a well-designed training program along with a nutrient-rich diet that includes adequate calories and protein, which are the main stimulants for muscle growth and improved exercise performance. The amount and timing of protein intake from the diet are important regulators of muscle growth.

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Amino Acid and Protein for Sport Performance – Not Just for Bodybuilders

Amino Acid and Protein for Sport Performance – Not Just for Bodybuilders

Wednesday 01 October 2014

There is little doubt that hard training athletes have significantly higher protein requirements than the general population.  Getting adequate amounts of quality protein throughout the day ensures that you are getting those needed amino acids to stimulate muscle protein synthesis and keep your immune system healthy.

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How to Eat Before You Compete

Tuesday 02 September 2014

Timing, size and nutrient combination of a meal or snack go hand in hand.  Whether eating at home or on the go, the pre-event meal should be high in carbohydrate, moderate in protein and lower in fat.  This power-fuel combination is easy to digest and gives the athlete the confidence needed to fulfil their call of duty!

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Stress Fracture Nutrition: Prevention & Recovery

Stress Fracture Nutrition: Prevention & Recovery

Tuesday 05 August 2014

Abrupt increases in training duration, intensity and/or frequency of physical activity without adequate periods for rest and recovery can lead to micro cracks or stress fractures.  This is because the rate of bone healing or recovery is unable to keep up with the rate of breakdown that is caused by the repetitive stress placed upon it.  Proper recovery requires rest from intense training along with proper nutrition.

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