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 […]

Our Partnership With Elite Athlete & Medical Doctor Finbar. Mc Grady

MY DRIVE TO BE AN ATHLETE, ROLE MODEL AND EDUCATOR 2016 Lisbon, ETU Triathlon Age Group, European Championships Sprint – Position 2nd2018 Glasgow, ETU Triathlon Age Group, European Championships Sprint – Position 3rd2018 Triathlon Ireland, National Triathlon Series – Position Age Group 1st & 2nd Overall2019 Weert, ETU Triathlon Age Group, European Championships Standard 3rd […]

Tim Walton- Elite Triathlete and Self Professed 1%’er

Testimonial while on the Athlete Nutrition Coach Endurance Nutrition Program I was introduced to the Athlete Nutrition Coach team via Matt Bottrill Performance Coaching webinar. As a self-professed 1%’er I was intrigued to hear things I didn’t know about it just a 15-minute mini lecture.   My background is in elite sport, playing water polo for […]

Stress, Gut Function and the Endurance Athlete

Getting to a race a realising the queue for the portaloo is longer than the supermarket queue in the height of lockdown can be a serious cause of stress for the already stressed athlete. It is well documented that psychological stress can wreak havoc on gut function. Anecdotes about having to defecate before the start […]

The How and Why of “Train Low”

With so much confusion regarding strategies for training low we decided it was time to clear up a few things. What are train low strategies? This is a generic term when talking about reducing carbohydrate availability for certain training sessions. The aim is to reduce your reliance on burning glycogen for energy (from carbohydrates) and […]