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, .

Do’s and Don’ts during the race: 8 tips from a pro 19.09.2016.

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 .

Cape Classic 380 29.08.2016.

After a successful launch in 2015, the Cape Classic 380 is set to take place from 4-6 November 2016. This is a challenging, superbly organised fun 3-day cycling event based in Montagu in the Western Cape for amateur enthusiasts wanting to kick start the cycling season, or use it as a training ride for Double Century or Full Ironman. The Cape Classic 380 is limited to 60 riders (with 2 pelotons) and consists of .

Tour de France 2016 27.07.2016.

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 survive the hell of a ride through France? How do they train, and what’s important when it comes to nutrition? Watch and find out.


Nutrition expert of BMC Racing Team, Judith Haudum, explains the interaction of strength training, protein and the right bodyweight in cycling.

Trans Baviaans 11.07.2016.

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. Since its start in 2004 it has been growing annually, deserving its place on many mountain bikers’ wish list. This initiative started on a family holiday in the Baviaanskloof. Being a .

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016 03.03.2016.

Registration 3 March 2016, Cape Town Stadium, 9:30am – 7pm 4 March 2016, Cape Town Stadium, 9am – 7pm 5 March 2016, Cape Town Stadium, 9am – 4pm General Information Disable Parking – Disabled parking can be found at parking area P5 (opposite the Stadium) on Fritz Sonnenberg Road. Vehicles must show their disabled parking disc to gain access into Fritz Sonnenberg Road from Granger Bay Boulevard or via Vlei Road. ATMs – Please .

94.7 Cycle Challenge EXPO 27.10.2015.

Entrants are required to pick up their Race Packs during Number Collection at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate from Thursday 12 November through to Saturday 14 November. The popular and successful Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge EXPO – the largest cycling and health-related expo in the country – will run concurrently with Number Collection. With around 40 000 visitors visiting the EXPO last year, we’re expecting an increase in those numbers for this year’s event. .

Your Nutrition Strategy For Stage Racing 21.10.2015.

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 .

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 24.08.2015.

Cape Town Marathon
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon EXPO will take place at The Lookout that is situated in the Waterfront of Cape Town. Experience the magnificent outlook from the terraces of the glass-sided venue, of iconic landmarks including Cape Town Stadium, Table Bay, Lion’s Head, Robben Island, and of course, the magnificent Table Mountain. Be it day or night-time, it’s the breathtaking vistas of the ocean, mountains and city surrounding it, which ensures that this venue .

Nutrition Plan For The TransBaviaans 29.07.2015.

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 .

Hydration during endurance exercise – new insights? 01.06.2015.

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 .

Performance Smoothies 23.05.2015.

Performance Smoothies… coming soon
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 – A key nutrient for training success 14.05.2015.

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! .

Caffeine, the popular performance booster 05.05.2015.

It’s almost impossible to think about every day life without caffeine and its stimulating effects: a cup of coffee in the morning wakes you up and, at least for some of us, lifts our spirits. In the world of sport, caffeine has already been known as a performance booster for years.

Pure hype or clear competitive edge? 09.04.2015.

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 .

The “Train low” principle is among the newest trends for endurance athletes. What’s it all about? 01.04.2015.

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 .

Effective reduction of body fat – we tell you how! 16.03.2015.

Reduce body fat
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?

Update Your Qualifying Details 11.03.2015.

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.

Comrades Marathon EXPO 18.02.2015.

Comrades Marathon EXPO
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