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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 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…

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…

Post-Viral Fatigue and Over-Training: How to Avoid, How to Cope, How to Recover.

Post-Viral Fatigue and Over-Training: How to Avoid, How to Cope, How to Recover.

Featured Image By: Bobby Gavin Post-viral fatigue syndrome is nothing new. Yet in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become a far more prevalent issue, with swathes of people struggling to make a full recovery from the initial infection. Dubbed “long Covid”, the drawn-out symptoms include severe fatigue, breathlessness, and anxiety. Below, I…

The Athlete Afterlife.

The Athlete Afterlife.

‘The Athlete Afterlife’ – how high performance environments allow a simplistic and successful transition to the world of work. “Guidance for athletes to maximise potential in high performing environments” It isn’t uncommon that athletes struggle to accept that sport doesn’t last forever. What feels like a lifetime of success is usually only 20 years on…

Eat, Sleep, Train, Repeat: Top Tips for Surviving Long Training Days/

Eat, Sleep, Train, Repeat: Top Tips for Surviving Long Training Days/

Featured Image by Liam Causevic Ah, December. It’s cold, it’s dark and training is getting harder. Whatever sport you do, December tends to represent the middle of winter training and probably a lot of time spent at the training ground. With 7 events to fit in, Heptathletes have learned a thing or two about long…

The Journey.

The Journey.

Featured Image by Naomiphoto / ThreePointStart In some ways, being a semi-professional athlete is a thankless job. You train just as hard as those at the top do, but the rewards aren’t reaped until you make that critical breakthrough to the “elite” level. This is not a complaint about our lot, but rather an observation…

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