Category Archives: Sports nutrition

What are pre-workout supplements?

Get the most of your workout with the right pre-workout supplements

Get the most of your workout with the right pre-workout supplements

Pre-workout supplements are designed to give your body an extra boost of energy to prepare it for intense exercise. They usually contain a mixture of nitric oxide, amino acids, and stimulants such as caffeine.

Nitric oxide opens up the blood vessels and gets the blood pumping. Amino acids are the building blocks of muscle building. Caffeine gives your body a wake-up call.

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What are recovery supplements?

Recovery supplements help your body to repair muscle after exercise

Recovery supplements help your body to repair muscle after exercise

After a workout, your muscles need to recover and repair. The 30 – 60 minute period following a training session is referred to as the ‘anabolic window’. Anabolic means the body is primed to construct muscle tissue.

In order to take advantage of the anabolic state, you need to take on board a sufficient amount of muscle building nutrients. If you don’t, your body will switch to the catabolic state and instead burn muscle for fuel. Recovery supplements are designed to help you refuel at this critical time.

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101 fantastic fitness tips

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Expert fitness advice

On a mission to get fit? You’ve come to the right place…

Our bloggers and gyms ‘top tips’ posts proved so popular, we decided to create one mega resource full of the best tips and tricks to keep you fit.

From practical tips to nutrition and supplement advice, don’t miss out on the best of fitness wisdom from our favourite fitness experts (including sports legend Colin Jackson)!

Don’t have time to read all 101 tips now? Save it for later by downloading 101 Fantastic Fitness Tips here.

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The inside scoop: 18 things you shouldn’t do at the gym

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The gym – are you doing it right?

Whether you’re a gym noob or a seasoned pro, you should avoid these gym no-nos at all costs.

We asked our top gym insiders for tips on what not to do at the gym and their responses are wise, useful and hilarious in equal measure!

To keep things simple and help you identify your weak spots, we’ve split the tips into mind and body categories. So, are you in trouble? Only one way to find out…

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How to work out your macronutrients

Lots of protein

Lots of protein
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It is an almost universally accepted truth that the majority of hard work involved in bodybuilding is dieting.

Sure, we repeatedly put ourselves through massive amounts of pain in the gym – breaking down our muscles, pushing our bodies as far as they can go – but it’s the actions you take after you leave the gym that will determine whether or not you’re going to be building muscle. Simply put, it’s all about nutrition.

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