Nutrition

Think About Nutrition

Before we start, we would like to offer all our lovely customers 15% off all our sports nutrition products! Simply get on the mailing list here (if you are not already on it) and we will be releasing a coupon this week. If you have never tried them or if you just need to stock up your supplies take advantage of this great offer!
A great idea is to go for the sample packs allowing you to try a variety of products designed to work together, giving you extra performance and helping your body to recovery quicker so you can train harder and more often.

 

Why use sports nutrition, what its all about?

Sports nutrition addresses the specific nutritional needs of exercise to help you prepare, perform and recover effectively.

Whatever your target, from a gentle gym schedule to becoming a professional athlete, your body needs to be fuelled and looked after properly.  Motivating yourself to get up and exercise day after day can be difficult enough, but without the correct recovery, diet and nutrients the body will get run down and be more susceptible to illness, infection and fatigue.

 

Energy

The predominant source of energy in the body is as stored glycogen. This comes from carbohydrates eaten and drunk in your everyday diet, but for high intensity and endurance exercise this source of carbohydrates isn’t always enough to get you through.
A healthy male can store 500g of glycogen – or 2000 kcal of carbohydrates
A healthy female can store 400g of glycogen – or 1600kcal of carbohydrates
The body can digest around 90g of carbohydrate per hour during exercise
Any exercise burns energy.  30 minutes can burn anything from around 100kcal to 500kcal depending on the intensity of the workout, any exercise has been done prior, and the number of muscle groups working. For example, running for 30 minutes at the end of a triathlon burns calories more quickly than running at the same pace for 30 minutes from a rested state. Energy drinks, bars and gels can be used as a quick energy source to replace the calories you’re using during exercise.

 

 

Endurance Exercise

Endurance events such as Ironman triathlons require a specific nutritional plan to balance out the energy sources you will be burning during your exercise and the calories you can take on board. You can find sample nutritional strategies under the “Nutrition for your event“” section of our website.

 

Hydration

One of the biggest misconceptions regarding hydration is that drinking  water alone will keep you hydrated. In reality, as you sweat, your body loses electrolyte salts which are essential to control the transfer of water inside the body.
A 2% loss in body mass through sweat can result in a 10% loss in performance
There are two major factors that affect how readily fluid will be absorbed. First is the rate at which the fluid drains from the stomach. SiS Go Electrolyte is an isotonic drink, and mixed at 6%-8% carbohydrate solution is the quickest way to get fluids through the stomach. Second is the rate of absorption in the intestine which is controlled by electrolytes, especially sodium and potassium. Both Go Electrolyte and Go Hydro are finely balanced to offer as high a rate of hydration as possible.
Pre-exercise nutrition tips:
Eat a nutritious meal/snack of carbohydrates and protein 90 minutes before exercising.
Take a proven energy product 30 minutes before exercise.
With busy lifestyles and travel in addition to family and work commitments there is a significant challenge to having the right foods at the right time in order to prepare properly for the task ahead.  Portable convenient nutritional solutions will help you to optimise your nutritional preparation in order for you to achieve your goals.

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Wednesday Weights!

Here is your next installment of Wednesday Weights, where all you have to do is guess the weight of the product we weigh! The closest guess wins a prize. This week, another legendary Koo-bikes T-shirt will be won by one lucky person! The competition will close on Friday and we will reveal the winner and actual weight. Guesses should be to the closest 0.01grams.

Please post all answers on our Facebook page, where this competition will be posted.

This week you have to guess the weight of a Basil Wicker Dog basket and optional cage, containing a TSG Nipper Mini Helmet and box…. good luck!

 

 

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Wednesday Weights

Here is your next installment of Wednesday Weights, where all you have to do is guess the weight of the product we weigh! The closest guess wins a prize. To make up for no Wednesday Weights last week, we decided to double the prize fund this week and have a £10 Koo-bikes voucher up for grabs! The competition will close on Friday and we will reveal the winner and actual weight. Remember all packaging has been removed, and guesses should be to the closest 0.01grams.

Please post all answers on our Facebook page, where this competition will be posted.

This week you have to guess the weight of a Sram Red Chainset 172.5mm 52-36t (no BB) , and a mug (empty) from our good friends at Fishers Outdoors… good luck!

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Wednesday weights!

Here is your next installment of Wednesday Weights, where all you have to do is guess the weight of the product we weigh! The closest guess wins a prize.
This week we have a £5 Koo-bikes voucher up for grabs. The competition will close on Friday and we will reveal the winner and actual weight. Remember all packaging has been removed, and guesses should be to the closest 0.01grams.

Please post all answers on our Facebook page, where this competition will be posted.

This week you have to guess the weight of a front Hope Pro 2 EVO 15mm Hub, and a cool massive ODI grip desk tidy, containing standard issue stationary… good luck!

 

 

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Wednesday Weights!

Here is your 3rd installment of Wednesday Weights, where all you have to do is guess the weight of the product we weigh! The closest guess wins a prize.
This week we have another nice Koo-Bikes T-shirt up for grabs. The competition will close on Friday and we will reveal the winner and actual weight. Remember all packaging has been removed, and guesses should be to the closest 0.01grams.

Please post all answers on our Facebook page, where this competition will be posted.

This week you have to guess the weight of a 83mm Hope Stainless Bottom Bracket, and a monkey with symbols…. get guessing!

 

 

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