Read the latest blogs from our high-performance experts.
Read the latest blogs from our high-performance experts.
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A programme aimed to get your body 'Ready to run' and prevent injury.
About the Female Athlete Performance Group
What is RED-S, what are the causes and how can it be avoided?
Maximise health and performance by talking, tracking and managing your menstrual cycle
6 week progressive circuits programme that you can do in the comfort of your living room.
A healthy and quick to make snack bar
Quick, tasty and easy to make with a bit of aioli zing
Ingredients Cumin seeds (whole or ground), 5g or 1tspGarlic (raw), 3g or ½tspGinger (fresh, chopped), 5g or 1tspLentils, red split (dried, raw), 250gOlive oil, 1tbspOnions, red (chopped), 150gRed
Combine white fish and shellfish and eat with salad
All you need is yogurt, fruit, nuts and seeds ... and a bowl!
An easy snack for after training
The tuna and chickpeas make this dish a good source of protein, with healthy fats from the avocado.
Swap the chicken for tofu to make a veggie pilaf
Adapted from BBC Good Food
A lovely cool lunch option for a warm day
Layers of goodness in a cool, refreshing snack
So many flavours on one skewer ... delicious!
Serves 4 Ingredients 250g frozen fruit of your choice250g 0% fat Greek yogurt1 tbsp honey. MethodBlend the frozen fruit, yogurt and honey in a food processor for 20 seconds, until it comes
A delicious vegetarian dish with mint yogurt
Try this lean energy booster with your choice of carbohydrate.
A delicious light dinner that works with roast or pan-fried chicken
The second tasty instalment of our Healthy At Home recipe series
Brighten up your COVID-19 quarantine with this first of a new series of recipes
Vitamin D may reduce the incidence of the common cold and plays an important role in the immune system. The production of vitamin D in our bodies is stimulated when our skin is directly exposed to sunlight. Here's a few recipes that will help keep vitamin D levels up during the winter months.
Nutrition facts Eggs provide a natural source of protein alongside several micronutrients, making them a great choice for athletes. They are also a good source of vitamin D with one medium egg providing
Mental wellbeing and positive mental culture in sport are key to supporting the journey of an athlete.
Each of your meals should have a balance of nutrients, and variety is key
Besides being packed with nutrients, porridge is hugely versatile.
In Performance Lifestyle we see an ability to talk about our mental health and wellbeing as a strength.
A day in the life of a physiotherapist at a major Games
Add some oaty goodness to your day with these simple oat cookies
Chickpeas provide a great source of dietary fibre. Give this recipe a try for a simple and delicious way to add chickpeas into your diet
As a curler delivers a stone, their performance can be captured and synchronised from face on, side on, behind and above.
Whatever level of physical activity or sport you are participating in, sleep has a crucial role in your performance.
Cashews are a great source of iron and zinc, which play a key role in health and immunity. With winter in full swing, use this recipe to add cashews into your day.
PACE yourself this Christmas with these mindful eating strategies
We often feel ‘under the weather’ at this time of year. Winter brings an increased risk of infection so it’s important to make sure you have the best possible defence system going into the colder months.
Have you ever injured yourself because you didn't warm up properly?
This is my description of a typical day on a rowing camp from the point of view of a physiologist.
Hbmass results are critical for coaching and support staff to evaluate an athlete's individual response to training at altitude
Athletes, like any human being, feel anxiety in extreme situations when our minds start creating unrealistic scenarios of perhaps winning or losing.
Vitamin D is known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ - and for good reason. The production of vitamin D in the human body is stimulated when our skin is directly exposed to sunlight or more specifically, UVB rays....
Physiology testing assesses the progression of endurance athletes and provides benchmarks on their fitness that can influence performance
Lifestyle management has an impact on recovery by pulling together this advice and developing a lifestyle that is conducive to performance
There is a long history of using massage to aid recovery in high performance sport
Why is psychological recovery important? Psychological recovery focuses on the restoration of well-being and positive (or neutral) mood state
Flexibility requirements are individual to each sport with certain sports requiring a greater level of flexibility than others for optimum performance.
For a healthy treat, why not cook up a batch of this amazing banana bread
This recipe gives you lots of options for creating a dish that you love while making sure you know what you're eating! You can make double or triple quantities of this and box it up for lunch or dinner the following day
This quick and tasty couscous salad recipe is an easy and balanced option to prepare when there is no access to a hob
This pesto dish is great as it is, or you can try swapping the chicken for fish, tofu or whatever protein you choose
This potato and leek soup recipe will keep you full and warm all through the winter time
We love this recipe for baked Spanish omelette and it's really simple to do. Give it a try
You can make double quantities of this if you have a large food processor and to boost the protein content, why not include 2 tablespoons of skimmed milk powder?
Once you've found your favourite flavour, why not add an additional source of carbohydrate for a simple pre-training smoothie or a protein source for post-training recovery smoothie
For a taste sensation, why not combine 3-4 of these pea and feta fritters with a roasted sweet potato, a garden salad and some tomato chutney
Our homemade beans are delicious on their own, as an addition to eggs on toast or as a side dish with dinner
These delicious treats are well worth 10 minutes of your time... plus, 2-3 choc balls and a glass of milk make a well balanced recovery snack
Trail mix is a handy snack to eat on the go. Mix and match nuts, seeds and fruit to find your favourite
The humble sandwich is one of the most versatile portable foods around. Whether you choose a roll, wrap, pitta, bagel, or baguette, sandwiches make the perfect handy snack or small meal.
Athletes need to understand this crucial difference in mindset, and parents can help
When your son or daughter is moving to College/University either in Scotland or to another country (e.g. the USA) it can be an exciting but daunting time for everyone. There are a few things that you can do to help promote an effective transition.
In sport, self-efficacy can be viewed as an athlete’s ability to achieve their goals or successfully perform a vault in gymnastics.
Success and the lure of winning are the main motivating factors that help drive your child to work hard, especially during the winter and busy competition periods. Success and winning are not necessarily the same thing.