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TOP TOPS: 5 CORE EXERCISES TO MAKE YOU A STRONGER ATHLETE

Every movement we make originates from our inner core muscles. Whether we are reaching to push open a door, standing up from a chair or pushing through the down stroke as we cycle, our internal abdominal muscles contract a split second before any other muscle. If these muscles are weak then every movement that follows will be weakened, destabilised and slowed. In short to reach your potential as an endurance athlete you need to have a cast iron core!

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TOP TOPS: 5 CORE EXERCISES TO MAKE YOU A STRONGER ATHLETE

Every movement we make originates from our inner core muscles. Whether we are reaching to push open a door, standing up from a chair or pushing through the down stroke as we cycle, our internal abdominal muscles contract a split second before any other muscle. If these muscles are weak then every movement that follows will be weakened, destabilised and slowed. In short to reach your potential as an endurance athlete you need to have a cast iron core!

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FUELING AS NATURE INTENDED

As every athlete, amateur or professional knows, preparing for an endurance event takes time and dedication. Sacrificing hours each day to our training programmes, often to the detriment of other areas of our life (just ask any endurance widow or widower). And yet poor performance or the dreaded DNF is not usually because we haven’t put in the blood, sweat or tears into our training but because our fueling strategy or lack of one has caused a digestional maelstrom! Simply put our digestive systems are unable to breakdown and utilise the fuels we are putting into them. As Jason Koop in his book training essential for Ultra Running explains ‘Ultra-running is an eating contest on the go’. At shorter distances...

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FUELING AS NATURE INTENDED

As every athlete, amateur or professional knows, preparing for an endurance event takes time and dedication. Sacrificing hours each day to our training programmes, often to the detriment of other areas of our life (just ask any endurance widow or widower). And yet poor performance or the dreaded DNF is not usually because we haven’t put in the blood, sweat or tears into our training but because our fueling strategy or lack of one has caused a digestional maelstrom! Simply put our digestive systems are unable to breakdown and utilise the fuels we are putting into them. As Jason Koop in his book training essential for Ultra Running explains ‘Ultra-running is an eating contest on the go’. At shorter distances...

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IMMUNE BOOSTING FOODS

Sadly, none of us can avoid all exposure to the winter bugs that attack our immune system. Whenever we get onto public transport, pick little ones up from nursery, walk into an air-conditioned office or generally go about our daily lives, we are vulnerable to assault.  Luckily nature provides us with a spectrum of foods to support, build and repair our immune system so that we can keep our defences strong and prevent ourselves from getting ill.

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IMMUNE BOOSTING FOODS

Sadly, none of us can avoid all exposure to the winter bugs that attack our immune system. Whenever we get onto public transport, pick little ones up from nursery, walk into an air-conditioned office or generally go about our daily lives, we are vulnerable to assault.  Luckily nature provides us with a spectrum of foods to support, build and repair our immune system so that we can keep our defences strong and prevent ourselves from getting ill.

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IMMUNE BOOSTING VEGETABLE NOODLE SOUP

For this immune boosting soup recipe we have used both spinach and Swiss chard for their high levels of Vitamin C, ginger and garlic for their anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and bone broth to build your protective mucosal barrier. 

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IMMUNE BOOSTING VEGETABLE NOODLE SOUP

For this immune boosting soup recipe we have used both spinach and Swiss chard for their high levels of Vitamin C, ginger and garlic for their anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and bone broth to build your protective mucosal barrier. 

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TOP TIPS: PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST WINTER COLDS

As we delve into the depth of winter, with the long nights and the bitter cold, the chance of picking up colds or flu increases. The average adult gets sick two to four times per year with the majority of these illnesses occurring in the winter Months. For an endurance athlete losing even a couple of days to a cold can make the difference to a successful training plan. 

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TOP TIPS: PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST WINTER COLDS

As we delve into the depth of winter, with the long nights and the bitter cold, the chance of picking up colds or flu increases. The average adult gets sick two to four times per year with the majority of these illnesses occurring in the winter Months. For an endurance athlete losing even a couple of days to a cold can make the difference to a successful training plan. 

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