Traditional eating habits are being questioned more and more often these days – even in sports! A good example is the belief that in order to be strong, fast and healthy, animal-derived foods must be consumed. In a strictly vegan diet, no animal food is consumed, whether for ethical, health, environmental or other personal reasons. Meat, fish, dairy products, eggs and honey are taboo. Which nutrients are considered critical in a vegan diet and .
To Johannes Moll Trail Running is more than a sport – it’s his passion. Exclusively for PowerBar he has put together his very personal Trail Running ABC with lots of advice, impressions and valuable information, not only for gifted trail runners but for beginners as well as. A – Arrangement: Preparing for a trail running race is fundamentally different than preparing for a road race. While road racing usually involves a repeated sequence of movements .
It is almost not possible to think of everyday life without the stimulating effects of caffeine: a cup of coffee in the morning, at least for some of us, kick starts the day. Also, in the world of sport for many years caffeine is known as a performance booster. Occurrences of caffeine The most common way to consume caffeine is through coffee. The active ingredient can also be found either naturally or in an .
In addition to endurance and strength, you need balance, speed, agility, coordination and mental strength to overcome the many obstacles during an obstacle run. Professional obstacle runner and PowerBar athlete Charles Franzke explains how best to manage a run and what to consider when training. The right equipment makes it easier. In OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) you don’t need any special equipment, but you should pay attention to a few points. Your running clothes .
There is no way past the right sports nutrition strategy if you are chasing a new personal best: the intake of the right nutrients at the right time is crucial. But a lot of sports enthusiasts are unsure when it comes to sports nutrition: what should I eat and drink? How much of it? And when? The answer: everyone is different in this regard! It is important to go step by step to find .
Who’s not familiar with this: the body should look more defined or in the context of preparation for the competition season the weight needs to come down to the optimal competition weight. But what is the most effective way of getting rid of those unnecessary ‘love handles’ without negatively affecting physical performance? Low-carb, low-fat or intermittent fasting – the different diets are booming more than ever. Pivotal for the reduction .
“The amount of carbohydrates that you take on during the cycle and run can often decide the result of the race.” – Sebastian Kienle In order to successfully complete a multi-day stage cycling race like the Tour de France, specific training and also the genetic prerequisites are very important. In addition to these factors, the right carbohydrate and fluid strategy is probably one of the most important factors for a successful performance in the race. .
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 .
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 .
Smoothies for Athletes? Only with the Right Ingredients! High-quality protein powder is just as important to an athlete’s diet as fruit and vegetables are. It’s important to replenish nutrients that are depleted during training. Smoothies are an excellent and fast source of nutrients for your body to absorb post-training. Simply place all the ingredients of your choice into a blender and create delicious smoothies to your taste in a flash. In this blog post, .
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 .