Gemma Sampson

Recent Posts by Gemma Sampson

Nutrition advice for vegan athletes

A poor quality diet could predispose vegan athletes to macronutrient and micronutrient deficiencies, compromised immunity, reduced strength and limit training adaptions. This post provides nutrition advice for vegan athletes to ensure optimal balance, health and performance gains can be achieved. Why is a balanced diet important for vegan athletes? Vegetarian and vegan diets tend to […]

Hydration and cycling performance

Whether adequate hydration improves or hinders cycling performance depends on multiple factors, including environment, exercise duration and intensity. I’ve summarised the findings of a recent meta-analysis on hydration and cycling performance.  How much should I drink while endurance cycling? Amongst other factors, the amount of fluid endurance cyclists are recommended to drink mid ride will vary […]

Do you need protein supplements?

Protein pancakes, protein brownies, protein smoothies… there’s even protein chocolate bars on the market these days! Protein plays a key role in muscle growth and repair, it forms enzymes and hormones to keep our bodies functioning normally and performing optimally. It’s good stuff and is being added to all sorts of foods. But. Is the real […]

Simply Cook Recipe Box: Product Review

When strapped for time and you want a delicious nutritious meal, recipe boxes can be a lifesaver. I’ve been using Simply Cook  recipe boxes for years. Put them to the test yourself with their £3 offer on a first box ! What is Simply Cook? Simply Cook is a monthly recipe box that gets delivered to […]