Nutrition

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Beta-alanine: better for everyone?

Beta-alanine is a naturally occurring amino acid (protein fragment) found in the body. It first hit the headlines back in 1999 when it was found to be present in samples…

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My week in training: Jon Mould

Date: March 10 to March 16, 2014 Location: Newport, Wales Jon Mould is a former British Cycling Academy rider and former European Madison U23 champion and 2013 national Madison champion,…

Russell Downing

Russell Downing: hard yards and poached eggs

Russell Downing is one of the stars of British road racing. He’s one of the most popular riders in this country, even with his rivals — although  he’s not always…

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Antioxidant supplements: helpful or harmful?

Antioxidants play a key role in helping to protect the body’s cells from ‘free radical damage’. Scientists now believe that the accumulation of free radical damage over the years plays…

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Athletes taking brain enhancing drugs?

Amateur athletes are taking advantage of legal, prescribed medicine in order to enhance their cognitive function, according to researchers in Germany. Though many associate performance-enhancers with substances such as steroids,…

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James McCallum talks nutrition

James McCallum is one of the most experienced pros in the British peloton. A Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in 2006 in the scratch race, and a former national circuit race…