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Month: August 2019

Endurance Supplements – Support For Athletes and Runners?

Endurance Supplements – Support For Athletes and Runners?

Out there are many performance and recovery products for top athletes, runners, cyclists, etc – more commonly known as Endurance Supplements. Some of them might support athletes, as being formulated to increase athletic performance, stamina and endurance, some of them even allowing quicker recovery times.

Yet no one knows exactly what a “good” endurance product should be able “do”. Do they meet certain vital requirements? Here are some of the main criteria:

Being Loaded with Electrolytes such as Sodium

Electrolytes are essential for our muscles to function – they even affect pH and fluid balances in our body. After continuous sport activities and endurance performances it is important to replace lost electrolytes. The electrolyte nutrients that are most often added to athlete’s drinks are potassium and sodium.

During endurance events such as cycling, adventure racing and triathlons, inadequate repletion of sodium can lead to a dangerous condition known … Read More

Athletes Diet – 5 Facts Athletes Should Know

Athletes Diet – 5 Facts Athletes Should Know

Professional Athletes as well as amateurs are aware of the fact that they must meet certain dietary requirements in order to stay fit and maintain peak performance levels. What athletes eat, drink and supplement influences greatly improvement, endurance and strength.

–              Athletes Diet No 1 Fact – Calories / Carbohydrates: Athletes should consume about 1800 or more calories a day. They should replace the estimated calories they burn by eating carbohydrates twice each hour. Carbohydrates are important once athletes want to increase power and endurance, as sugars and starches are the body’s preferred source of energy. Consuming sufficient carbohydrates balances muscle glycogen stores and energy levels.

–              Athletes Diet No 2 Fact – Avoid Certain Foods: Athletes should try to avoid gas-forming foods, high fibre foods, and very salty foods and stay with foods they know. Don’t experiment during the event! Try pH neutral or alkaline foods.

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