This video is part of the Chasing Perfection: How do athletes become champions? collection.
This collection was specially produced as part of The Open University's co-production Chasing Perfection to unveil the progressive world of sport science and techniques used by 'serial champions' including Michael Johnson, Chris Hoy, AP McCoy and many more.
What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of nutrition in physical activity, sport and weight management. The role that physical activity has alongside nutrition in controlling body weight will be discussed, as will considerations for pre-exercise and post-exercise nutrition and hydration.Learn moreEating to win: activity, diet and weight control
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This free course explores the term 'motivation' and factors affecting motivation. This includes looking at the most influential theories of motivation that contribute to understanding the causes of motivation. The motivation of sports people and people working in sport and fitness environments are used to help understand the theories presented.Learn moreMotivation and factors affecting motivation
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