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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fueling Your Training for Peak Endurance Performance.

Our bodies will tap into different forms of stored and circulating energy depending on the intensity, type and duration of a session. Understanding how and when the body uses various energy sources allows us to fuel the body properly, and can help maximize performance. Fats are the body’s preferred source of fuel at rest and […]