• Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

    RED-s stands for Relative Energy Deficiency in sport and is a big impairment and limiting factor upon sporting performance and physique based targets. put simply RED-S occur through long term energy deficiency or low energy availability and can cause a whole host of health related problems. This ene...
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    14 November 2019
  • Why you don’t need to eat ‘Clean’

    You hear this so often across social media platforms with the latest Instagram celebrity promoting some form of fad diet approach usually in the form of shakes and juices. The ‘clean’ eating brigade. First off let’s start by saying there’s no such thing as clean foods and the...
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    08 May 2017
  • Why Women Should Lift Weights!

    Often when females attempt to lose weight/fat they feel the answer is to go jogging or spend an hour on the cross trainer at the gym. Though they may lose weight, it will be of a slow nature causing major stress on the joints of the hips, knees and ankles and will often lead to the deterioration of...
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    05 May 2017
  • How to Add Strength, Size and Muscle Mass

    This is a question we receive a lot here at Optimal Performance Solutions. How do I add muscle mass to my physique? The route to achieving an increase in muscle mass is often one which confused and the science behind how is relatively simple. To add muscle to your physique you have to eat in a calor...
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    05 May 2017
  • Heart Rate Monitoring for HIIT

    Heart rate monitors are a tool used by many professionals and elite level athletes. With technology on the rise many different methods of analysis have become readily available and a heart rate monitor should be a staple within your training day regime. Monitoring your heart rate during a session en...
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    05 May 2017