Category sports performance

Low-carbohydrate diets for athletes.

LOW-CARBOHYDRATE DIETS FOR ATHLETES In this presentation from the NSCA’s 2013 Personal Trainer Conference, Alan Aragon and Jeff Volek discuss low-carbohydrate diets for athletes.  It has quite a bit of science and is an hour, but its a great little talk with some good information. Watch the video

Comparing LCHF and the Mediterranean diet

By Helen Kilding and Grant Schofield We’ve been hearing quite a lot about how healthy the Mediterranean diet is.  So what is it, and how does it compare with the Low Carb, High Fat (LCHF) approach that we talk about on here?  How different are they and why would you choose one over another? Let’s […]

Can you be a healthy endurance athlete?

I’ve been getting quite a few questions about triathlon and other endurance sport training and racing.  Even in our own research group, there is a lot of debate and questions about what and how, especially regarding supplemental carb use. I think it comes down to understanding that ‘high performance endurance athletics’ and ‘health’ are not […]

Is exercise damaging my heart?

Recent high profile athlete cases of heart problems, especially arrhythmias, has had many of us asking several questions about the endurance exercise we do on a regular basis. These include: What’s the risk? Is it linked to the actual exercise or something else? What might you do to mitigate the risk, but still get the […]

How do I get fat adapted and train for triathlons?

Hi Grant, I met you on the weekend at the New Zealand Society of Positive Psychology after the morning workshop when you showed a group of us around your building. I asked you, as a ‘fellow triathlete’, about your diet and exercise regime. You directed me to your blog which I read and found very […]

What do I actually eat?

Grant Schofield has a chat to a village pig about the pig’s future. The pig listens carefully. Thanks to everyone who has started following this blog.  Frankly, while I find this stuff interesting and important, I had no idea that it was shared by so many other people.  An academic’s real-life exposure to social media […]

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Be the best you can be

(pic: the entrance to AUT Millenium where I work) I’ve wanted to start a blog for quite some time now. The trick is to get the technical skills together well enough to actually know how to run one and do it regularly. Well, I’m just about there. What will I blog about? I am really […]

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