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The Meteoric Rise of Kevin Metzger

The Meteoric Rise of Kevin Metzger

“The pain of the 400m is strangely addictive. Even though it hurts, it doesn’t stop me coming back”

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 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…

How Can Student-Athletes Build Resilience and Prevent Burnout?

How Can Student-Athletes Build Resilience and Prevent Burnout?

Just like 2020, sport can be very demanding and push us to our limits. Adversities, or any negative events, are inevitable in sport. Athletes may experience failures, mental health problems, injuries, homesickness and overtraining [1]. When dealing with these challenges, athletes are often told to just “get over it” or “move on.” We are told…

Body Image in Sport: I. Am. Fed. Up.

Body Image in Sport: I. Am. Fed. Up.

I. Am. Fed. Up. Fed up of hearing sports commentators discuss a professional athlete’s weight, size and body shape. Fed up of watching runners – and more importantly, friends – lose their way in the sport in attempts to achieve some sort of aesthetic or “ideal.” Fed up of hearing how scary sugar and fat…

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