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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…

  • 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…

  • Caffeine in endurance sports – Part 2

    This #ScienceFriday is all about whether pure caffeine has a higher effect on performance compared to regular coffee, the best timing for caffeine consumption to improve performance during competition and which micronutrients…

  • Caffeine in endurance sports – Part 1

    Today’s #ScienceFriday is about the effect of caffeine on our physical performance. You will learn how caffeine affects our cardiovascular and nervous systems. How does caffeine affect our body? Cardiovascular system: Blood…