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The travelling triathlete Brandon Copeland

Travelling can be a big part of the sport of triathlon – whether it is a few hours to a race or even overseas.  The tricky logistics of nutrition, hydration and bike transport can really derail your ideal race. Our star Bindi athlete Brandon, travels regularly for races, so we pumped him for his best advice on avoiding the pitfalls such as dehydration, food poisoning and mechanicals.

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How much protein do we need?

How much protein do we really need? As an athlete, it is vital that you ensure your protein intake is adequate and this particularly applies in the post training period. When exercising, the presence of adrenaline and absence of insulin results in muscle proteins breaking down to release amino acids. As muscle protein is breaking down, post-activity protein consumption is needed in order to repair muscle protein, increase muscle mass and form new enzymes. Here are 5 simple ways to ensure you optimise muscle repair and hit those protein targets…

Training nutrition made simple

It is quite simply the most common question we hear from you – what nutrition do I need to use in training? And more specifically, how much fluid, when to have carbs, what about electrolytes, should I add protein??  No matter what new exciting product or promise is out there, your basic nutrition needs are…

How to Keep Fit in Isolation

A common question we are all asking right now is, how do we keep fit in isolation? With many races cancelled and even regular exercise restricted for athletes right across Australia, our routines have to change.  That can be hard, both physically and mentally, and many athletes feel that by slowing down they will lose…

Electrolytes: Essential to life

Electrolytes: Essential to life Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electric charge when they are dissolved in a liquid such as blood. The blood electrolytes—sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate—help regulate nerve and muscle function and maintain acid-base balance and water balance, essentially controlling the shift of fluid in and out of cells.  These minerals derived from the earth’s crust,…

What’s so super about Supergreens?

We might all debate what the perfect ‘healthy’ diet is, but we know that eating whole-foods including a wide range of nutrients and avoiding sugar and processed foods is vital.  While we might aim for the perfect diet, it’s not always that easy.

Whether it’s a heavy training load, lack of access to fresh produce, or little time to prepare fresh food, we can sometimes miss out on vital nutrients.  Supergreens powders are an easy way to increase your daily nutrients, so let’s explore the benefits they can bring to your health and immune function.

Boost your immune system to avoid illness

Boost your immune system to avoid illness As we face new and unique health challenges, our immune system is the first line of defence.  Therefore, people with compromised immunity are most at risk such as people with chronic diseases or the elderly. Although we can’t do anything about our age, there are many things we…

The pros of plant protein

by Issi Brookes ~ Feb 2020 Protein is an essential macro-nutrient that helps build muscle, repair tissue, and make enzymes and hormones in our bodies.  Basically, it is one of the building blocks of our bone, muscle, and skin and is an important component of almost every cell in the body.  Eating adequate amounts of…

Got an event? Here’s how sponsorship and nutrition works with BINDI

Summer in Australia might be beach weather and time for holidays… but for sports enthusiasts it is often race season! Every weekend is a triathlon, an open water swim, a fun run or criterium it seems.  This all makes us VERY busy at BINDI over this time of year (which is what we live for,…

Nutrition Insights – the Top Trends of 2019

2020 is underway and with that comes a renewed sense of vigour and enthusiasm.  Goals are set, race plans are made, and many resolutions include improved nutrition and body composition. January is the perfect time to reflect on the 2019 lessons learnt in nutrition, so we can take what works as we move into the…

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