SuperTato to the Rescue!

Okay, so SuperTato is a child’s storybook hero, but research suggests that ‘super spuds’ could be a viable alternative to carbohydrate gels regarding race fuel and fatigued muscles. Researchers at the University of Illinois suggest that trained cyclists who were given 60 grams of carbohydrates from blended potato every hour finished a two-hour race six… Read More

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What is the Optimum Carbohydrate Refill for Endurance Athletes?

Science suggests that there is an ideal amount of carbohydrates an endurance athlete can consume each hour of an event to boost their energy levels without over burdening their digestive tract. Read More

Eating & Drinking Before a Workout

Should I Eat Before A Workout? To get the most out of your workout, you need to give your body the right fuel. Eating a meal of snack before exercise will ensure your fuel stores (muscle glycogen) are topped up so that you can exercise harder and longer. Ideally, a pre-workout meal should be consumed… Read More

Carbohydrate-gel Supplementation & Endurance Performance

Research Paper Title Carbohydrate-gel Supplementation and Endurance Performance during Intermittent High-intensity Shuttle Running. Background The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a carbohydrate (CHO) gel on performance after prolonged intermittent high-intensity shuttle running. Method Seven male soccer players performed 2 exercise trials, 7 days apart. On each occasion, participants completed five… Read More

Carbohydrate Supplementation & Endurance Performance

Research Paper Title Carbohydrate-gel Supplementation and Endurance Performance during Intermittent High-intensity Shuttle Running. Background The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a carbohydrate (CHO) gel on performance after prolonged intermittent high-intensity shuttle running. Methods Seven male soccer players performed 2 exercise trials, 7 days apart. On each occasion, participants completed five… Read More