We all know the situation: It’s rainy, wet and foggy outside – not very appealing to go on a cycling tour. But is skipping the workout really an option? No way! An easy, and most of all dry, alternative is the stationary bike. And what’s best about it: You can use it anytime. Come rain or shine. Even though many cyclists hate the workout on the stationary bike – you don’t actually move one .
If you don’t watch your energy supply in time before the T2 the bonk will hit you, you should probably do a negative split… Didn’t understand a thing? Then this is just right for you. PowerBar provides you with the small ABC of the jargon of the Triathlon scene so you can participate in triathlon small talk right from the start and of course, focus completely on your training. Triathlon is a sport that .
THE A-Z GLOSSARY OF SPORTS NUTRITION PowerBar offers a variety of products for many different types of sports, purposes and occasions. But what are amino acids really? And what does carb-loading actually mean? Our A-Z guide of sports nutrition gives you the answers about the ingredients, the different nutrients as well as their function. From amino acids to zinc. ABSORPTION The term ‘absorption’ more specifically refers to the uptake of substances (e.g. nutrients, .
Specific tips to complete (and enjoy!) a multi stage race 1. It’s a multi day, multi stage event. You have to pace it! You should finish the first 4 stages on Transalpine feeling like you have just finished a long training run. That gets you past the half way point and if you feel still strong it will motivate yourself for the second half. As a bonus you will also start surging past people .
FUEL FOR THE TOUR BMC RACING TEAM AT THE TOUR. 21 stages and 3,519 kilometres. At the Tour de France even pro riders reach their limit. And when a mountain stage looms, these limits are quickly exceeded. It may not be doable for a normal athlete – but it’s daily business for the BMC Racing Team. But how do the riders led by the dual leaders Tejay van Garderen and Richie Porte manage to .
There are one thousand calories which is roughly a third of any athletes’ normal daily allowance and that’s how many calories you’re likely to burn during an intense hour of racing. With a 5,000-calorie bike ride and doing that each day for 3, 5 or 7 days in a row, that’s a pretty deep hole you’ve dug for yourself, and the event has only just begun. There’s really no way to avoid burning a .
Why Use PowerBar® Sports Nutrition for your TransBaviaans? At first glance mountain biking is a relatively simple sport: you sit on the bike, pedal hard and give it all you’ve got until your strength and stamina give out. Many cyclists reach this point sooner than they’d like. In order to keep up the pace and finish strong the body must be supplied with the right amount of fluid and nutrients during endurance competitions or .
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 .
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Christopher D. Jensen, PhD, MPH, RD Heading off to high school is a big step. You’re no longer the big fish at middle school. The classes in high school are tougher, and the sports are definitely more challenging. You no doubt played recreational sports growing up, but that was one or maybe two practices a week and a game on the weekends. The physical commitment to high school sports is in another league altogether. .
Christopher D. Jensen, PhD, MPH, RD Many athletes think about losing weight for different reasons. Dropping weight can be advantageous because it increases your power‐to‐weight ratio, meaning the amount of power you can generate in relation to your weight. Losing weight can have performance benefits, but only if it is done correctly. Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows it’s not an easy task. Learn how athletes can lose weight, everything from when .
Matt Erlenbusch, MS, RD Congratulations! After months of preparation and hard work, you’ve done it! You crossed the finish line of your Ironman race! One of the last things on your mind right now is probably, “How should I be recovering?” But in the minutes, hours, and days after your race, how you rehydrate and refuel will help speed your recovery and impact your off‐season. Your body is screaming for repair after what .