LOW ENERGY AVAILABILITY This blog is the second part of a two-part series on bone health for athletes. Loss of bone density can lead to stress fractures in the short term which is a common complaint of athletes who come to our clinic. In the long-term loss of bone density can result in oste
What a day. Bloody hell I did it. And I wouldn’t change a thing. My Ironman adventure is complete and I had a total blast (yep, even during the run). Why has it taken me so long to post a race report? Probably because I’ve been regrouping since! I’ve been soaking up lots of time [&
We’re here. The last two blocks of training have flown by and in a few days I’ll be racing Busselton Ironman 2018. Woah. I’m still amazed about what has been achieved over these 20 weeks of training. I’m constantly reminded that nothing is impossible – we can ach
Jeepers! What a month September was! A combo of intense training, a successful Prelim Final with West Coast and then a trip to Melbourne as part of the GF travel team (and we all know how that finished!) Plus all the end of season events after, including the John Worsfold Medal (Best & Fairest A
Bone stress injuries make up to 20% of sport injuries and is a common reason athletes end up at our clinic. A stress fracture can put a stop to heavy training for months at a time, and is often a symptom of a bigger problem which has led to the loss of bone density. This […]
I’m so glad I waited till today to write this blog – the last few days have left me completely refreshed and energised, ready to tackle the next training block. Maybe it’s the sunshine, or the 24 second PB on my 5km TT run (22:37), or that we (West Coast Eagles) won on Saturday nig
Well, I HAD made a great start to my Ironman prep. Then I got to my last long ride before my adaptation week (where the training load is much lower and I can recover for the next 3 weeks of hard training) and things went pear shaped. I was riding on Sunday, approaching the half […]
Last year the Nutrition Works team attended the Sports Dietitians Australia Nutrition Masterclass in Melbourne. Today’s blog, prepared by team member, Claire Ricciardo, is a summary of the latest nutrition strategies that can be used in conjunction with an appropriate rehab program from your p
Well folks, here we are! I said I’d do an Ironman before I turned 40 and on Monday my 20 week training program for Busselton Ironman 2018 begins! Why am I doing an Ironman? Two reasons; 1. I’m compelled to complete the whole set. Triathlon has several distances you can race; sprint (750m
Train the Way You Race #1 Hey there! If you’re training for a Ironman 70.3 or IM and not sure about to fuel on the bike and/or the run – this is the blog for you! At Nutrition Works, one of the most common statements our Sports Dietitians make is “Train the Way You Race”. […]
One good reason for loving school holidays is the time off from packing school lunchboxes! No more thinking about sandwich alternatives, crunch and sip for the fussy fruit kid, or standing in the supermarket gazing at the piles of “healthy” snacks trying to figure what is actually nutrit
Every Thursday we’ll be posting a review of a product – training nutrition, latest snack foods, and takeaways. Expert advice on foods that we look to use on a regular basis – how healthy are they? What are their purpose? Most importantly, do they taste awesome? First up – Gu
It’s race day soon, so it’s important you #getfuelled, #keepfuelled and #racesmart Here’s a quick nutrition checklist to make sure you’re on track for Perth’s City to Surf next Sunday, August 30th. Compiled by Kirsten Pannekoek, 3rd year nutrition student and Simone All
Protein balls seem to be all the rage at the moment but often come with a hefty price tag and contain many unnecessary ingredients. These balls not only provide a good source of protein and carbohydrate, which are great for recovery, but are also a good source of fibre helping to promote satiety.
With the Giro d’Italia in full swing and The Tour De France just around the corner we very much have cycling on our mind! I was fortunate enough to attend and assist at the 2015 Tour Down Under in Adelaide where some of the world’s greatest cyclists took on the largest cycling event in the [&hel
Race gear – check I completed my first Ironman 70.3 in Busso on Saturday May 3rd and it was one of the BEST days of my life. The conditions were perfect, I had an awesome support crew, I felt great for most of the race and I achieved all ten of my goals that I […]
Race morning I felt good, not nervous, not excited, just ready to race. My carb loading the day before had gone well (see pics here) and felt comfortable, not too full and energy levels were high. I should have been elated about the conditions, it was cool but not freezing, the ocean was beautiful a
If you’ve caught up with me recently you’ll probably know that I am training for my first half ironman race! With 8 weeks to go till I compete in Busselton, training is in full swing and, for the moment, I’m enjoying the majority of it! This is mainly due to a SUPER team of professionals. [&he
December 24th, 2013 Merry Christmas everyone! Nutrition works is officially signing off for the year!
We’d like to firstly congratulate all the awesome athletes who participated in Busselton Ironman earlier this month. I was working in Melbourne (BOO!) but Emily reports that the conditions were fantastic and much more enjoyable than previous years! Well done all and we hope you achieved all your g
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