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Diabetes: How My Life Changed Forever as an International Athlete.

Diabetes: How My Life Changed Forever as an International Athlete.

My life literally changed, forever. Sir Steve Redgrave, Henry Slade and Muhammad Ali – what do they have in common? Yes, they are all international sporting superstars, but they are also type 1 diabetics, the condition that changed my life, forever. From the moment they told me I might not be able to do gymnastics…

The Rising Expectations of Age-Group Excellence.

The Rising Expectations of Age-Group Excellence.

Featured Image By British Athletics ‘Records are made to be broken’ Could this increasing pressure be driving athletes away from the sport and subsequently, due to rising standards could more athletes be developing injuries as a result? ‘But that’s part and parcel of being an athlete…’ For athletes in Olympic and Paralympic Sports, high calibre…

The Pitfalls of Potential.

The Pitfalls of Potential.

Written by Sabrina Bakare, Featured Image By: Athletics Weekly / World Youth Championships Donetsk 2013, 400m Gold Medal. Potential is great. Potential can also be pretty problematic. Potential is defined as: having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future. The downside of something positive has it’s pitfalls, you see potential isn’t…

Athlete Dating: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Filthy.

Athlete Dating: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Filthy.

Featured Image By: World Athletics It’s Valentine’s Day; a time to celebrate love and romance. But what if you have to be up for training at 6 am tomorrow? Or what if you’re suffering from DOMS so painful you can’t “put on a show” on the big day? The dating game can be a challenging one,…

the place where athletes talk.

the place where athletes talk.

Everyone has their issues in life, athletes are no different. It may look like we live great lives with little going wrong. That is all people see, they rarely get to see the bigger picture into what is bubbling under the surface. Athletes are human beings at the end of the day: when things begin…

The Honest Truth: My experience of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S).

The Honest Truth: My experience of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S).

What is RED-S? RED-S stands for ‘Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport’. RED-S is caused when an individual’s dietary energy intake is insufficient to support the energy expenditure required for everyday health and optimal function once the cost of exercise has been considered [1]. In simple terms, energy expenditure > energy intake to a point where…

Train Hard, but Recover Harder: Tips for Rest Day Recovery

Train Hard, but Recover Harder: Tips for Rest Day Recovery

Featured Image by happetite_ Rest-day fuelling has become somewhat of a taboo for many athletes out there. Being bombarded with science of what you should and shouldn’t do, cutting on carbs, forgetting the fats and worrying about protein in case you lose all your gains – we’ve all been there. It is important to stress…

America: Where the Grass is Greener or a Murky Swamp Where Athletes Rarely Prosper?

America: Where the Grass is Greener or a Murky Swamp Where Athletes Rarely Prosper?

Featured Image by UNM showing Josh Kerr on his way to winning the 2017 NCAA Div1 Outdoor 1500m Final. Recently, theathleteplace conducted a survey on Instagram asking whether athletes would travel to America for University. The result of this was a 63% majority for the ‘yes’ party. As a follow-up, we attempted to get some…

Modelling as Athletes

Modelling as Athletes

Featured image by: fills.fotos | Athletes are always in high demand when it comes to modelling, but how do you get into modelling as an athlete? There are various ways, such as being scouted or applying through agencies such as FORTE. I see it a lot like most (all) things in life, it’s mainly about…

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