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Should I use supplements in training?

Every day there seems to be a new product on the market, many with incredible claims that are big on marketing and fresh appeal of new promises.  It can be hard to know if they work, or for you to even find the time and resources to research their amazing product claims.

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5 Tips for long ride nutrition

As training for any endurance event including cycling ramps up, your time on the bike will increase.  The intensity and duration of your sessions will increase, and so will your body’s carbohydrate demand.  Fuel your body well both before, during and after training, and the performance results will start to show.  Here are five handy tips for fuelling your longer rides for your peak performance.

man making recovery meal

What to eat after training?

The moment your training or workout finishes you enter the ‘recovery window’. The focus is to make the most of the training you’ve done, and then recover well so you can prepare for the next session.  The recovery window is all about replenishing glycogen stores, rebuilding muscle protein, supporting your immune system and replenishing fluids and electrolytes.  Let’s have a look at what to eat after training to maximise your recovery.

What should I eat before training?

It is a common question, what should I eat before training? Or should I have anything at all? Am I better starting training fasted or fuelled?  While some people swear by early morning fasted workouts for their fat burning benefits, others will perform better in intense or longer training sessions after fuelling up first. So,…

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How do I fuel for Ironman triathlon?

The first month of any Ironman training program can be very intense and a bit of a shock to the system! Along with managing new training routines, you will be asking how do I fuel for Ironman? Coaches will often set long slow rides with the aim of building an aerobic base, so this is the perfect time to start learning how to fuel yourself so you can achieve peak performance.

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 Carbohydrate Load for Race Day

Getting ready for a big race?  Wondering what all the carb loading hype is about?  Here are some great tips to get you prepped and ready for your best race day yet! 

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?

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…

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