The effect of the menstrual cycle on training and performance

Emily Jevons

Photo Credit: Presca Sportswear Ten minutes into your session and you feel low in energy, a bit lethargic. You did the same session the week before at ease and felt like you were flying! You had the same amount of sleep, the same breakfast, felt hydrated, have no changes in your mental health… so what’s the difference? It may simply lie with your unique female physiology. As a woman your hormones fluctuate throughout your menstrual cycle. During the first two weeks, the follicular phase of your cycle, oestrogen dominates. Whilst during the second two weeks, the luteal phase of your...

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Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) in Female Athletes: Let’s Talk About Our Energy Levels, Performance, and Periods!

Emily Jevons

Photo Credit: Presca Sportswear “No excuses!” As athletes, that’s what we hear repeatedly. Push yourself. Push your body. Push your mind. Going to our limits is often recognised as good thing, an attribute to be praised and celebrated. But where is the line drawn? This mindset, alongside the increasing number of metrics available to all athletes (e.g., activity and sleep data from sports watches, or body fat and muscle mass from smart scales), can lead to fixation on performance and body composition, leading us to focus on the here and now rather than considering our long-term mental and physical health....

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Sailing round the world, running the length of the UK, K2 winter expedition, and cross ocean rows

Charlotte Halkyard

To celebrate International Women’s Day, it seemed like a very deserved time to shine the spotlight on some of the incredible women we have supported over the last year.    Pip Hare, single-handed ocean racing sailor, Vendeé Globe  Pip has a professional sailing career which spans 25 years, she has sailed most of the world’s oceans, has two world first endurance records, and is the winner of multiple international yacht races. In February 2021, she became only the eighth female to ever complete the Vendée Globe, crossing the finish line after 95 days, 11 hours, 37 minutes and 30 seconds at...

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What are the best performance enhancing supplements for ultra runners? | Ask our Nerdy Nutter

Greg Potter

Resilient Nutrition's Chief Science Officer, Dr Greg Potter, shares his thoughts on what supplements ultra athletes should reach out for to improve performance.

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Resilient Nutrition ambassador, Pip Hare, completes Vendée Globe

Charlotte Halkyard

In the early hours of the 12th February 2021, Pip Hare crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe solo round the world race in an incredible 95 days, 11 hours, 37 minutes and 30 seconds. Pips achievement not only makes her the first British skipper to finish the 20/21 race, but she is also only the eighth female to ever complete the Vendée Globe. To put that into perspective, more people have walked on the moon, than females have completed the Vendée Globe. And now, very deservedly, Pip Hare’s name will be added to that list. We started working with Pip in the...

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How to avoid digestive problems when running | Ask our Nerdy Nutter

Greg Potter

Digestive problems, such as feeling sick, or bloated are common amongst runners. Greg Potter, PhD, explains some of the ways which runners can avoid these issues.

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