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In conjunction with a great hydration plan, keeping on top of your nutrition can make a huge difference in your performance and endurance, so it’s worth considering adding some nutrition products into your current event plan.
At The Cycling Fix, we stock a wide range of Science in Sport nutrition products to keep you firing on all cyclinders!
Our body needs fuel to function when we exercise. This comes from 3 stores: Carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Different portions of these fuels are used depending on the type and duration of exercise that you’re doing. SIS products are carbohydrate based and designed for high intensity activity.
Carbohydrates are the main fuel source needed to perform high intensity activity. When we ingest carbohydrates, they are broken down and stored in the liver as glycogen. During exercise, this fuel is broken down further into glucose and transported to the muscles to be used as energy.
When glycogen stores are depleted, your performance decreases as the muscles aren’t getting the fuel they need, making them feel weak and heavy. Commonly referred to as "hitting the wall!"
To combat this, SIS have come up with a range of products to keep you going strong!
SIS GO ISOTONIC ENERGY GELS
These isotonic energy gels are awesome for a quick energy hit. They contain 22g of carbohydrates per serve (60ml) and are to be consumed during high intensity exercise. The great thing about these gels is that you don’t need to have them with water and they’re super easy to digest! No bloated feeling!
SIS ENERGY + CAFFEINE
As the name suggests, these gels also contain 75mg of caffeine for an extra boost, plus 22g of carbs.
Again, consumed during exercise, sans water!
SIS GO ENERGY + ELECTROLYTE
These gels are a double whammy! They contain carbs and electrolytes to enhance hydration by aiding the body’s ability to absorb water and help you to maintain performance.
Consume during exercise, but need to be taken with water. Also use in conjunction with 2 ISOTONIC gels.
SIS GO ENERGY DRINK
This powdered formula contains a massive 47g of carbs per serve (50g).
Mix with 500ml of water and consume before your event for low bulk, high carb loading. It’s also great post exercise for re-fuelling.
SIS GO HYDRO
These little babies do it all! Each tube contains 20 fizzy dissolvable tablets, 0.9g carbs. Mix with 500ml water and consume before and during exercise to replace depleted sodium and electrolyte stores, plus rehydrating.
SIS GO ENERGY BAR
Peckish? SIS Go Energy Bars contain 25g carbs per 40g serve. Made with wholesome ingredients, they’re easy to digest and are great for before or during events, or a quick carb loading snack between meals.
All of these products come in heaps of great flavours that aren’t too intense. SIS also offer handy 3 and 4 hour packs that do all the thinking for you if you have a longer event coming up, including a 500ml water bottle.They also have variety packs for gels and bars so you can try them all!
We have some great bulk buy discount prices on SIS products so you can mix and match to suit yourself.
Fuel your body the right way for greater performance and maybe even gain that edge over your competition. Incorporate nutrition in to your event plan and feel the difference!
The Cycling Fix Team
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