Hydration and fuelling on the move

Keeping fuelled and hydrated on the move is vital during longer events. In this section, you find the latest science and best practice for training and racing faster for longer.

Carbohydrate drinks, gels and bars

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Why two carbs are better than one Genuine advances in sports nutrition are bit like politicians who actually say what they think – rare enough to count on the fingers of one hand. But as Andrew Hamilton explains, recent research into carbohydrate nutrition has resulted in a new breed of carbohydrate products that really do... MORE

Sports nutrition: energy drinks

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Sports drinks – can you have too much of a good thing? There’s no doubt that ensuring optimum fluid and carbohydrate replenishment is vital as a sports supplement for maximising sport performance. But, as Richard Godfrey explains, while this strategy is fine for competition, some scientists are wondering whether the routine use of carbohydrate/fluid replacement... MORE

Sports nutrition and carbohydrate drinks

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Endurance training – do carbohydrate drinks help? Despite the numerous claims to the contrary by the sports nutrition industry, real advances in sports nutrition are comparatively rare. But recent research into carbohydrate absorption and utilisation could herald a new breed of carbohydrate drink, which promises genuinely enhanced endurance performance. Andrew Hamilton explains Before we go... MORE

Nutrition advice for endurance cyclists

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Ever wondered how on earth those Tour de France cyclists manage to fuel themselves in order to keep the cranks spinning day after day? Well wonder no more, as new PP contributor Tim Lawson takes you on a virtual journey through one of the toughest stages of the lot – Alpe d’Huez. ‘Everything about the Tour... MORE

Sports drinks: carbohydrates improve sports performance

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Carbohydrate enhances vigilance A major US study has demonstrated that supplementary carbohydrate drinks don’t just boost performance and prevent fatigue but also have beneficial effects on vigilance and mood. A group of 143 young healthy men serving in an élite combat unit of the US Army were randomly assigned to supplementation with either 6% carbohydrate... MORE

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