The female athlete triad: nutrition and eating
Volume 30 Number 1
Female athletes are expected to be fit, lean and competitive in their sport. They also have the pressures of today’s society, which places a high emphasis on body image and thinness. Because of this, some athletes will use extreme measures to reshape their bodies.
Fruit and Veg: The Winning Edge
Volume 29 Number 3
The importance of fruit and vegetables in the diet is generally promoted with a public health focus, with an increased intake being associated to a decreased risk of Type 2 diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and some forms of cancer.
Athletes failing to hydrate
Volume 29 Number 2
As a coach, you will already know how important it is to make sure your athletes have ready access to fluids during a game. But are you really aware of how many players turn up to training or competitions already dehydrated?
Event-specific nutrition and relationship to weight control
Volume 29 Number 2
Both coaches and athletes are inundated with an enormous amount of misinformation regarding methods of achieving weight control. This article aims to dispel some of this misinformation and to provide advice on event-specific weight-control strategies and challenges.
Increasing muscle mass
Volume 29 Number 4
Bulking up can play an important role in the development of many athletes. For most athletes, the intention to bulk up or increase weight is a desire to increase muscle mass and strength.
Volume 28 Number 3
Foods and fluids consumed in the four hours prior to competition complete an athlete’s nutritional preparation. The pre-event meal adds to muscle glycogen stores if they have not been fully restored since the last exercise session.
Boosting immune function in athletes
Volume 28 Number 2
Athletes undertaking regular strenuous exercise walk a knife-edge between extreme physical well-being and impaired immune function.
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