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Key diet considerations for vegan runners by Fran Taylor

Our new resident Nutritionist Fran Taylor joins us again today to talk about diet for vegan runners. Her last piece on nutrition and tendinopathy has proved really popular! For more from Fran follow her on Twitter: @TheBrightonNut1 and on Instagram: TheBrightonNutritionist and check out her website.  The shift to a plant based diet has grown considerably over […]

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Recovery – the importance of planning and implementation

In the first blog in this series on recovery we discussed the key concept of the stress recovery balance and how both physical and psychological stressors play a part. In today’s blog we’ll cover something very important – planning and implementing recovery strategies. I think this is essential not only for athletes but for many […]

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Tendinopathy, diet and gelatin supplementation by Fran Taylor

When we talk tendons we usually focus on load so it’s refreshing when emerging research opens up potential new treatment directions. One such area is nutrition in tendinopathy and the role of gelatin supplementation. Today Brighton based Nutritionist Fran Taylor joins us to discuss this and explore some of the diet options to consider. Follow […]

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Key training concepts: Stress-recovery balance, overreaching and overtraining.

I’m a big fan of simple strategies that can help athletes manage injury or improve performance. We’ve talked recently about the growth in wearable technology for runners and while this can certainly have value there’s a lot to be said about doing the simple things well. One such area is athlete recovery. It’s often neglected […]

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Kettlebell training for runners by Benoy Mathew

There are few people that have the depth of knowledge of research and diagnosis as today’s guest blogger Benoy Mathew. Ben is a big name in running rehab and I’m delighted he’s joining us today to talk kettlebell training for runners. Follow him on Twitter via @function2fitnes he shares some cracking content!.. It is well established that regular […]

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Athlete monitoring for runners – what to monitor and how to do it

Our recent posts have talked about assessing capacity and building performance through targeted rehab and appropriate training. Today we talk about the how to monitor athletes as they progress their training to reduce risk of injury and optimise outcome. In a nutshell it’s about helping athletes listen to their body and act on what it’s trying […]

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