In my coaching philosophy, training is only accountable for around 15% of the gains you will see in cycling. Mentality, another subject entirely, accounts for around 50%, with nutrition making up the other 35%. Even if I’m out fractionally you can see that all your hard work training is worth far less than the time […]
The Ultimate Busy-Persons Guide to Nutrition
You get up early, too early to make a nutritious breakfast, perhaps too early to even make any breakfast at home so you get something on the way or even skip the meal entirely. Sound like you? You work far enough from home to not make the commute back from […]
The pros and cons of a high ‘healthy’ fat diet among cyclists…
Another nutritional topic which is a complete disaster to try to figure out on your own. Many research papers and results pointing in opposite directions, with some very confusing but well-founded theories on what is best practise. Here’s my take on it in a […]
How to tell a fad diet from an actual one…
It’s a mine field out there! Many diets offering many promises, so how do you tell which ones’ work and which ones don’t? Here’s my checklist that should help you sort the good ones from the bad!
1. Promises of quick gains
Firstly, the old saying ‘if it sounds […]
Welcome! This guide should help anyone who is looking to get the most from their rides or training and isn’t sure how to fuel or hydrate for it. For more resources just like this, including recipes, weight management guides and much more take a look at our Nutritionally Fit program!
You should ensure you are always […]
Fuelling for training, both on and off the bike, can seem like a dark art. But the truth is, cyclists can get caught up on the detail without truly nailing the basics. When we’re in heavy training, good fuelling isn’t just important in the saddle. We’re in recovery mode for much of the time, so our […]
As we approach the holiday time of year, diets get thrown out the window and people switch to damage limitation mode! It’s entirely inevitable and even the best of us will be drawn into a feeding frenzy of processed foods, refined sugar and other poor dietary choices! So if you’re unable to remain a perfect […]
One of a number of problems with government guidelines on health and nutrition is the 5-a-day guidance we’ve had for a long time now. In my opinion, all this has done is convince people that if they eat 5 portions of fruit or vegetables per day they will be healthy. I know enough people who […]
I’ve been trying very hard since resuming my training following my end of season rest to lose a couple extra kilograms or more specifically some body fat. I’ve tried a few things but regardless I still struggled to make any major progress. That was until I gave up bread. As you can imagine if you […]