What does a Deceuninck-Quick Step rider eat during the Tour de France?
An absolute ‘must have’ for every athlete or just marketing without scientific proof?
Do you go to the gym several times a week to get yourself a ‘summerbody’? And are you considering taking antioxidants to support your training sessions?
You’ll often see it claimed on TV and in newspaper headlines that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Burning muscles as a result of the accumulation of lactic acid: a phenomenon that is experienced by many athletes and is one of their greatest frustrations.
Omega-3 is a group of unsaturated fatty acids, which includes the EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) fatty acids.
Sooner or later, despite proper warming up, stretching, and cooling down, every athlete will experience a muscle or joint injury.
Being overweight and obesity is a growing problem in society. The associated health issues have led to more and more people looking for effective ways to lose weight.
Almost everyone consumes a little caffeine each day whether it be coffee, tea, soft drink or chocolate. Without a doubt, this makes it the most well-known, cheapest and most easily available performance-enhancing substance.
Build muscle while you sleep or at least prevent muscle breakdown: while this may sound like an impossible dream to many people, in recent years it has become increasingly clear that this is actually possible.
Research shows that the muscles need to be supplied with nutrients multiple times during the day (i.e. amino acids from protein) for optimal muscle growth and recovery.
It is familiar to anyone who ever visits a gym: protein is extremely popular in sports/fitness. Whether this is to stimulate muscle building or to enhance muscle recovery, various kinds of high-protein products are often staples in the daily diet.
It is widely known that sufficient carbohydrates are very important in every type of sport.
In the last decade, the use of dietary supplements has increased significantly among athletes at all levels. Creatine is one of the best-known and most-used supplements.
That vitamin D is different from many other vitamins, is known to many.
It’s been known for some time now that carbohydrates should be consumed during prolonged exercise (exceeding 60 minutes) to achieve high-intensity performance.
A cold beer after a football match or a glass of wine after a leg in the Tour de France. This is how both amateurs and athletes regularly reward themselves after intensive exercise.
During exercise, many so-called 'oxygen free radicals' are produced in the mitochondria, the 'power plants' in the muscles.
Depletion of carbohydrate stores in the body and dehydration are the two main causes of fatigue in endurance exercise.
It has been known for decades that carbohydrate ingestion is crucial for endurance performance.