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  • A beginner’s guide to endurance training

    Although extremely enjoyable, getting started in a new sport can be daunting and unpredictable. It will test your patience and commitment and will challenge you both mentally and physically. So this week’s…

  • Micronutrients

    What are micronutrients? Micronutrients are required in ‘micro’ amounts to that of macronutrients. They aid in the growth, development, and maintenance of the body. They consist of water and fat-soluble vitamins, macro-…

  • Macronutrients: Fat

    What are fats? Ratios of macronutrients have always been under the spotlight, particularly in sports. Fat is the second favoured energy source for the body. Once fat has been digested, it is…

  • Macronutrients: Protein

    On today’s #ScienceFriday we are continuing with the series on macronutrients with protein. What is protein, what does it do for the body and why is it important for sport performance &…

  • Marconutrients: Carbohydrates

    On today’s #ScienceFriday we are starting with a series of topics on macronutrients. The importance of carbohydrates for endurance athletes is the first topic. What exactly are carbohydrates and how do they…

  • Altitude training

    Today’s #Sciencefriday is about altitude training. What positive effects can we expect and how long can we expect them? If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us!  …

  • Heat training

    On today’s #ScienceFriday we are dealing with the topic of heat training. Which physiological effects can we expect and from what duration can we expect the first effects? If you have any…

  • Rest days & super compensation

    Rest days, recovery week and the supercompensation  4 different types of fatigue (1): Metabolic workload Neuronal fatigue  Peripheral nervous system: contractile apparatus Central nervous system: concentration Psychological fatigue: stress, motivation Environmental pollution:…

  • Training periodisation in endurance sports

    Today’s #ScienceFriday will dive into periodisation of training in endurance sports. What exactly is periodisation and what is the difference between traditional, block and undulating periodisation? Here you can also find out…

  • Sleep in endurance sports – Part 4: How does a power nap work?

    Today is part four of our sleep series. We will explain how a power nap works. If you have any questions, write to us and we will answer them in our next…