THIS week, we are delighted to have leading exercise physiologists and nutrition researchers Dr Sam Shepherd and Dr Jules Strauss write this specialist article for CurraNZ customers and athletes (bios at the bottom of the article).
Drs Shepherd and Strauss are founders of Total Endurance Nutrition, a new UK-based, international nutrition coaching and consultancy service for endurance athletes and triathletes.
With their research-informed advice and depth of experience in this field, here they reveal the common nutrition mistakes that triathletes make.
WORKING in this field, we know that nutrition can make a huge difference to the outcome of anyone’s race day whether they are there to compete for a podium, complete the distance for a personal challenge or anywhere in between.
In our experience, athletes are aware of the importance of race day nutrition.
But, something that is often overlooked and is actually more critical is creating positive daily nutrition habits that allow an athlete to maximise the benefit of their training. Here we look at five common mistakes we see triathletes make.
For information on how Total Endurance Nutrition can help you avoid these pitfalls, head over to their website www.totalendurancenutrition.com. For all enquires please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dr Sam Shepherd, PhD, RNutr (Sport & Exercise)
Sam is a registered nutritionist who specialises in nutrition for endurance sports, particularly triathlon, cycling and running.
He works with a range of athletes from enthusiasts to those competing at the elite level, to refine and optimise their diet and nutrition plans to benefit both their lifestyle and maximise sports performance.
This advice is built on 12 years’ experience as a researcher, lecturer and practitioner in the exercise physiology and nutrition field. He currently works at Liverpool John Moores University as a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Nutrition, and is the co-founder of Total Endurance Nutrition.
Dr Jules Strauss, PhD, RNutr (Sport & Exercise)
Jules has 12 years’ experience in exercise physiology and nutrition research, lecturing and consultancy. As a registered nutritionist she works with athletes of all ages across all levels of competition with a particular specialism in endurance sport and the female athlete.
Her work in sports nutrition research means that her practice is always research-informed with a high level of attention to detail, using the latest developments in sports nutrition to enhance the advice and support she provides to her athletes. She currently works at Liverpool John Moores University as a Senior Lecturer in Exercise & Health Metabolism, and is the co-founder of Total Endurance Nutrition.
At Total Endurance Nutrition, we work with many endurance athletes who undertake a high training load week in and week out, despite often being stretched for time.
As researchers and nutritionists, we understand the benefits of using CurraNZ, having investigated and published on the many health and performance benefits of this product over the last six years. CurraNZ has benefits to athletes for recovery, enhancing fat oxidation during exercise, improving daily glucose control, and also supporting immune function. These are all important for any endurance athlete, and it is for this reason we are confident to recommend CurraNZ to our clients.