Are Vitamins Making you SLOW?
Antioxidants and Endurance Training Every day endurance athletes all over the world reach for their multi-vitamins or vitamin C tablets as part of their morning routine. Even if athletes are not supplementing with vitamin tablets they get their fair share via that added to sport drinks and gels by manufactures or through their daily diet. So, “what’s the big deal, vitamins are good for you, aren’t they?” To fully understand the issues antioxidants present to endurance athlete
Heart Rate Training Zones
This article is from the 'Science of Endurance' column featured in the New Zealand Triathlon and Multisport Magazine Until recent times portable heart rate monitors were a tool only accessible to elite athletes. Now heart rate monitors are readily available and it is rare to meet an endurance athlete who does not monitor their heart rate during training. The majority of athletes that I consult with do not fully understand why they measure heart rate during training and only a
Best of the Worst
We all know fast foods are not good for us and its consumption should be minimised. However, there are those times when you are on the road or short of time and all that is available is a pie or a burger. In these cases what is the best thing to order? Below EPC nutrition consultant Nicole Walker gives you an outline of the 'best' fast food options for you to choose when there is no other option. The foods below are compared in their own category according to fat, saturated f