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  • 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…

  • 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 3: The lack of sleep & jet lag

    Today is part three of our sleep series. We will explain how sleep interacts with sports and what you have to consider in case of a jet lag. If you have any…

  • Bulgur & tuna salad

    Bulgur wheat is a moderately high carb whole grain that contains 3-4 g of protein per 100 g. Due to the high fibre content and low glycemic index, bulgur slows down the…

  • Sauna

    Today’s #ScienceFriday is a hot one. We took a look at the current studies on #Sauna in endurance sports: Sauna? A hot wet air bath at a temperature of approx. 80 °C…