From Fat to Fyn
At the age of 23, I was passenger in a car that was involved in an accident. In the incident I broke 3 vertebrae at the top of my back, putting an end to my semi-professional football career.
12 years later, weighing 18 stone (114kg) and suffering with many health issues, including walking with a limp for 2 years due to knee pain, I started on a journey to become more mobile again.
Invest in Rest
Let’s talk about recovery; it’s a favourite subject for runners right?!….No!!!!
We all know what it means; we know why we should do it, and most of the time we know what we should be doing. Do we do it as often as we should though? Nah! Of course we don’t.
Luke Brodrick - 160kg to Marathon Man
Benefits of caffeine for short distance events
Caffeine is a well-known ergogenic aid and is used widely in the world of sports nutrition due to it’s safety and efficacy in enhancing exercise performance, including short-distance events.
There are various ways in which caffeine may improve exercise performance in short-distance events. The main effect is likely to be achieved via impact on the Central Nervous System (CNS). This impact may reduce the perception of effort, making exercise seem ‘easier’. Other potential benefits of caffeine include increased alertness/concentration, improved endurance, and reduced fatigue.