Awake, Fit and Happy? Kick-start Your Day with Morning Workout Don’t feel like running or pumping iron after a long day at work? Usually it’s actually much easier to fit a morning workout routine into your daily schedule. Endurance and weight training activate your body and mind. Many of us are able to start the day fit and invigorated thanks to our morning exercise. The catch: You will have to pop out of bed .
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Even with the right genetic make-up and best training programme, making sure you have the right carbohydrate intake and hydration strategy is crucial for successful race performance.
When there’s a fluid deficit in the body, exercise at any intensity feels harder than it actually is. Almost every athlete has experienced this. Sweating is one of the most important cooling mechanisms which prevents our body from overheating. Intense and prolonged endurance sessions, paired with high temperatures, can lead to high sweat rates. The amount of sweat lost per hour depends upon exercise intensity, environmental conditions, fitness level, body weight (as well as .
For successful intense training or competition you should top up your energy levels before you start and refuel during exercise with carbohydrates. Performance Smoothies are made of min. 65% fruit purees and deliver C2MAX, a scientifically developed, 2:1 ratio of glucose and fructose sources. They have a smooth natural taste, are easy to swallow and fuel you like a PowerGel. Improved recipe: more carbohydrates** plus extra sodium gives you the same functionality as one .
Protein has a wide variety of functions in the body that are imperative to reap the benefits from your training, including: Improves outcomes of training as it promotes training gains (e.g. muscle growth) during recovery from key training sessions Essential for repairing damaged muscle tissue during recovery process Fundamental for increasing and maintaining high level of muscle mass for optimal muscle strength & power Fundamental for healthy bones THE RIGHT PROTEIN INTAKE IS CRUCIAL! .
What do nutrition trends in competitions and training really bring? The fastest race suit, the best bike, or the lightest shoes don’t mean anything if the body hasn’t got enough available energy. To be able to prepare optimally in training, to deliver the best performance in races and then be able to recover even quicker afterwards demands the correct nutrition. But what is the correct nutrition? Who today can find a path through the .
Interview with the nutritionist of the BMC Racing Team “Train low” means training with low carbohydrate availability. Put simply, the body only has a small amount of carbohydrates available to use as a source of energy. For intense training sessions (e.g. speed training), and during races, it’s important for the glycogen stores (carbohydrate reserves) in the muscles and liver to be well filled. During prolonged endurance exercise carbohydrates should additionally be consumed in regular .
THE LATEST SCIENTIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING TIPS FROM SIMON SCHEMPP, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL GERMAN BIATHLETE IN THE WORLD CUP SEASON 2014/15. Who doesn’t know this scenario: for the optimal preparation for the race season you need to get down to race weight – but what is the most effective way to get rid of the unwanted ‘love handles’ without compromising athletic performance?
Runners, take note! A minimum qualifying distance of 42.2km needs to be run in under 5 hours to qualify for the 2015 Comrades Marathon. All qualifying races must be run between 1 August 2014 and 3 May 2015.
The Comrades Marathon is the world’s oldest and largest ultramarathon run over a distance of approximately 90 km | 56.1 miles between the capital of the Kwazulu-Natal Province of South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, and the coastal city of Durban. Race Day: 15 May 2015 For more information visit Comrades Marathon website
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo is an opportunity for all sport enthusiasts to experience the latest trends in the running and sporting arena and be part of the exciting atmosphere leading up to the ‘world’s most beautiful marathon’. For more information visit Two Oceans Expo page Expo dates: Wednesday 01 April 2015 10:00 – 19:00 Thursday 02 April 2015 10:00 – 19:00 Friday 03 April 2015 09:00 – 17:00
The Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge has moved to Riversands Commercial Park in Fourways. Which begs the question; will you be one of thousands of driven and dedicated cyclists who’ll take on the same distance and the same ride for a purpose on the new route? Race Day: 15 November 2015 For more information visit 94.7 Cycle Challenge website
As one of South Africa’s premier mountain biking events, this mountain bike marathon creates the perfect combination of extremely challenging cycling amongst spectacular scenery through exquisite mountain ranges, right into the heart of the magnificent Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, all in a team format. Race Day: 15 August 2015 For more information visit Transbaviians website
Once again the aQuelle Tour Durban will fall on a long weekend so you can make the most of your weekend especially if you are travelling down to Durban for the event. Race Day: 26 April 2015 For more information visit Tour Durban
The Cape Town Cycle Tour is owned and staged by the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust and it is the largest, timed cycling event in the world. It also celebrates its 38th year in 2015 Race Day: Sunday 8 March 2015 For more information visit Cape Town Cycle Tour
If you want to ride one of the best and biggest early season sportives look no further. The Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive is one of our most popular events, selling out months before the event every year. PowerBar will be supporting all riders at this event with the necessary energy and hydration to help them reach their personal best. Visit site for more information
This cracking early season sportive is made up of rolling hills and can be described as flowing allowing riders to keep a good pace. There are no significant hills making this an extremely safe, all weather course. PowerBar will be supporting all riders at this event with the necessary energy and hydration to help them reach their personal best. Visit site for more information
Plumpton Racecourse is at the foot of the South Downs Hills so there’s no wasting time before you are sampling some great off-road trails. PowerBar will be supporting all riders at this event with the necessary energy and hydration to help them reach their personal best. Visit site for more information