Strength Training for the Endurance Athlete

Why include strength training? A key part of the endurance athlete’s off-season is the inclusion of a strength training program. There a multitude of benefits to incorporating at least one session per week such as: Improving the strength of slow twitch muscle fibers with the aim of reducing the burden of contribution from fast twitch […]

Gut Issues, GI-Maps and the Endurance Athlete

Digestive Health and the GI-MAP We know this will be a huge relief to a lot of the athletes we work with here at Athlete Nutrition Coach. The latest in digestive health functional testing has already given some of our elite athletes the answers to an extremely frustrating and performance damaging issue What are the […]

Announcing the Official Launch of Athlete Nutrition Coach Powered by The Nadura Clinic

We are excited to finally announce the machine and brainchild behind Athlete Nutrition Coach, our parent company The Nadura Clinic  The Nadura Clinic offers a clinical, functional and evidence-based approach to nutrition and human performance. Over years of experience,  the clinic has worked with many of the top endurance performance athletes with great success. Athletes range from […]

What Can we Learn from Continuous Glucose Monitoring – Part 1

A key aspect of the Athlete Nutrition Coach Program is helping the athlete understand what type of energy source they will be using for any given intensity – either at rest or for high intensity training or racing. James Morton’s phrase “fuel for the work required” encapsulates this process quite simply which we discussed in […]

The Harsh Truths of Under-Fueling

Telling any athlete that they are under-fueling for the demands of their training can be a genuine battle against years of self criticism, ill placed advice and social media. We’re constantly working with athletes who  Have followed an online diet and can’t understand why their training is suffering Refuse to eat after training to avoid […]

5 Mistakes to Avoid on Race Day

There’s nothing worse than finishing your key event and feeling like you didn’t get best out of yourself. You got dropped from a bunch you’d usually have no trouble keeping up with, your time was slower than expected or you’d simply gone faster in training the week before. It’s such a common problem with competitive […]

How to Go Fast for Free

How many times have you heard someone say “I’ve added 5watts to my 20 min power” with a large grin on their face? Lots I imagine! We all know how much work goes into gaining those watts, especially for someone who is already highly trained. However training is only one dimension of going fast on […]

Poor Hydration – The Nemesis Of Endurance Athletes

The better hydrated you are, the easier it is for your blood to circulate and deliver oxygen and nutrients to yourbody. Drinking around 1.5 litres of fluid per day is sufficient to replace normal water loss due to sweating,urinating and breathing. During exercise, athletes can lose 1 kg of bodyweight per hour. Excessive loss of […]

Best Racing Season Yet for U23 Cyclist Gaby Homer

“Working with Athlete Nutrition Coach has helped me unlock some strength that I didn’t know I had“ We’ve been working very closely with U23 UCI Rider Gaby Homer since she completed a Dietary Analysis earlier this year. Straight away we knew she had huge potential but had a lot of work to iron out some […]

Training and Nutrition Around your Menstrual Cycle

Why is it so important to start tracking your cycle? We track everything else in our lives – steps, heart rate, elevation – why not include your menstrual cycle? It’s the number one enquiry we get from female athletes who struggle to manage training load and recovery around fluctuating hormones. The problem is the vast […]