Month: June 2019

Essay, assessing the psychology needs of athletes: interviews and questionnaires

Dr. Andrew Chappell BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, RNutr (Sport/Exercise) The modern elite athlete has a whole team of professionals at their disposal to enhance sporting performance. Sports psychologist work as part of a team including doctors, physios, nutritionists, trainers and coaches with the aim of maximise athletic performance. Although sports psychology is often perceived as …

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Getting The proper ‘advices’- First Time Competitors

Dr. Andrew Chappell DFAC Pro Natural Bodybuilder, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, ANutr (Sport/Exercise) Things to consider when searching for appropriate bodybuilding/fitness information In one of the most famous scence of the classic bodybuilding documentary ‘Pumping Iron’, Arnold Schwarzenegger famously jests that it would not be that difficult to give his friend and rival competitor ‘Franco Columbo’ the ‘Wrong …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – a Low FODMAP Approach

Dr. Andrew Chappell BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD During my PhD I was involved in studying the colonic gut microbiota. I would spend weeks at a time in the lab putting together elaborate experiments using test tubes, acids, alkalines, gases and various different carbohydrate sources to try and make my bugs grow. When I wasn’t in …

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Bodybuilding Federations in the UK! Which one to choose if you are a female competitor?

If you are new to competing it can be really tricky to work out what category and show to go for! There are more and more federations each with their own unique take on the industry and specific requirements This blog is for the ladies and summarises all of the events and shows I could …

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