• The Running Edit: Marathon advice from endurance experts

      Marathon season is upon us and you could probably do with a dose of extra motivation for the final push. Andy Elks and Laura Shewbridge are two seasoned endurance runners lining up for the London Marathon this year and as a happy coincidence, work for us at Bulk Powders HQ. We sat down with […]

  • Your First Triathlon: Where To Start?

      So you have decided on entering a triathlon! First off, well done for deciding to push your boundaries and try a new sport (or three)!  If you are looking to get yourself up and running (after swimming and cycling of course), here are some helpful pointers for your first triathlon. Find a race You […]

  • Fuelling a Footballer: Tips From Ipswich Town FC’s Performance Nutritionist

    When it comes to sport, particularly endurance events, you would be forgiven for thinking it’s all about getting as many calories in as possible i.e. delivering as much energy as you can, and to a certain extent it is. The problem with this method is that too often people assume that calories and volume of […]

  • Pre-Season Training Considerations

    So the off-season didn’t last long did it? Within a month or so from now the first few fixtures of the rugby and football seasons will be underway. That means one thing… It’s time for pre-season training. A phrase which, to most people, conjures memories of endless ascents of local sand-dunes, stadium steps or near-vertical […]

  • 5 Supplements for Active Vegetarians & Vegans

    Hi, my name is Laura, I am a vegetarian and a fitness-addict. Shock horror, most people’s jaw drops – “But where do you get your protein from?” Being a vegetarian means I eat eggs…..and lots of them! Those on a vegan diet however, will not eat any dairy. I am here to give 5 super-clean, […]

  • Injury Prevention is Tantamount to Success

    The key to maintaining your training and achieving your goals depends hugely on how much time and intensity you can commit to your workout regimes. Factors such as your job, family commitments, and fatigue can limit your ability to succeed in this area. As difficult as such things can be to overcome, you may still […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Obstacle Course Racing (OCR)

    Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is one of the fastest growing sports currently in the UK. You may have heard of the 2 bigger names in the OCR world; Reebok Spartan Race and Tough Mudder, however there are hundreds of independent races all over the country every weekend as well. You will be spoilt for choice! […]

  • Goal Setting for Sporting Success

    A lot goes into being successful in your chosen sport. Training, of course. Rest and recovery. Nutrition and supplementation. Let’s talk about the less tangible: the importance of goal setting. In all sports, you’ll find some people who set no goals at all, some who choose easy targets, and some who set very specific goals. […]

  • Using Battle Ropes to Improve Your Aerobic Performance

    Training upper body for lower body performance The aerobic energy pathway is a significant contributing factor to many team and individual sports. Many team sports such as cricket, rugby and hockey place a large demand on the lower body during training and competition. With a high percentage of training and performance workload on the lower […]