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Popular product combination for endurance sports

Competition
Competition Short info
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  • For maximum endurance and performance
  • Non-acidic and mildly flavoured sports drink to enhance tolerance
  • Multi-carb formula: High energy density & hypotonic
  • Lactose and gluten free, no additives or free fructose
High Energy Bar
High Energy Bar Short info
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  • High energy density
  • Optimal digestibility
  • Staggered energy release
Pro Recovery
Pro Recovery Short info
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  • Protein-carbohydrate recovery shake
  • 44 – 50% protein
  • Unique combination of  7 protein sources, incl. colostrum, and complex carbohydrates
  • No sweeteners
Liquid Energy
Liquid Energy Short info
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  • gels with highest energy density
  • optimal digestibility
  • 6 different variations/flavours
  • without preservatives, lactose free

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Caffeine genotyping

Caffeine genotyping
Caffeine used properly
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Creatine in endurance sports

Creatine in endurance sports
Improves performance in sprints and final spurts
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Protein knowledge

Protein knowledge
Endurance sports
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Carbohydrate Ingestion

Carbohydrate Ingestion
Early is better
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L-Carnitine Loading

L-Carnitine Loading
For increased fat oxidation
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Muscle Cramps and Magnesium

Muscle Cramps and Magnesium
Facts and tips
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Protein in Recovery

Protein in Recovery
What is the optimal intake?
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Bars

Bars
In comparison
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BCAA

BCAA
Background knowledge
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Fluid Loss in Sports

Fluid Loss in Sports
Determine your individual sweat rate
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ACTIVATOR During Competition

ACTIVATOR During Competition
Recommendations for athletes
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Energy supply during endurance competitions

Energy supply during endurance competitions
Central performance factor
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Electrolytes

Electrolytes
In sports nutrition
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Sport Drinks

Sport Drinks
In comparison
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Salt in Sports Drinks

Salt in Sports Drinks
Useful or useless?
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Alkaline Minerals

Alkaline Minerals
Improve physical performance
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Caffeine in Endurance Sports

Caffeine in Endurance Sports
Scientific evidence
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LIQUID ENERGY GELS

LIQUID ENERGY GELS
In comparison
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Effects of Caffeine

Effects of Caffeine
Position stand of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
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Caffeine in Sports

Caffeine in Sports
Dosage recommendations
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Protein Powders in Comparison

Protein Powders in Comparison
An overview
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Nutrition in training camps

Nutrition in training camps
By pro triathlete Ruedi Wild
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Nutrition Cross-Country Skiing

Nutrition Cross-Country Skiing
Tips for training and competition
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Interview Jakob Herrmann

Interview Jakob Herrmann
Pro athlete ski mountaineering
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Protein Tips

Protein Tips
For endurance athletes
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Triathlon Nutrition

Triathlon Nutrition
Long Distance
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Drinking after energy gels

Drinking after energy gels
Training and competition
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5 Ironman Nutrition Tips

5 Ironman Nutrition Tips
By pro triathlete Ruedi Wild
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Peripheral blood flow

Peripheral blood flow
Crucial for the oxygen supply
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Water & Rehydration

Water & Rehydration
Beware of pure water
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Fat metabolism

Fat metabolism
Ultra endurance
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Marathon nutrition

Marathon nutrition
Tips for athletes
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Mountainbike Marathon

Mountainbike Marathon
Nutrition tips
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Nutrition ultra-running

Nutrition ultra-running
Self-supported
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Nutrition Tips Swiss Epic

Nutrition Tips Swiss Epic
Basic rules for athletes
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Interview Jan van Berkel

Interview Jan van Berkel
Ready for Ironman Switzerland
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Recovery Drinks

Recovery Drinks
In endurance sports
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Recovery for Cyclists

Recovery for Cyclists
Tips for multi-stage events
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Avoiding muscle cramps

Avoiding muscle cramps
Best tips for runners
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Fluid Requirements

Fluid Requirements
During physical activity
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Jungfrau-Marathon

Jungfrau-Marathon
Race nutrition
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Regeneration Swiss Epic

Regeneration Swiss Epic
Nutrition tips for multi-stage events
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Competition & Ultra Competition

Competition & Ultra Competition
What are the differences?
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Triathlon nutrition for a middle distance

Triathlon nutrition for a middle distance
By pro triathlete Ruedi Wild
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L-Carnitine Loading

L-Carnitine Loading
Improves endurance, reduces lactate
Go to article >

Testimonial COMPETITION COOL MINT

Testimonial COMPETITION COOL MINT
By pro triathlete Jan van Berkel
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COMPETITION COOL MINT

COMPETITION COOL MINT
Refreshingly powerful
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Ironman Nutrition

Ironman Nutrition
by Samuel Hürzeler
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Race nutrition by N1NO

Race nutrition by N1NO
Nino Schurter's nutrition at Cape Epic
Go to article >

Optimizing Fat Metabolism

Optimizing Fat Metabolism
L-Carnitine Loading (in German)
Go to article >

Caffeine genotyping

Caffeine genotyping
Caffeine used properly
Go to article >

Creatine in endurance sports

Creatine in endurance sports
Improves performance in sprints and final spurts
Go to article >

Protein knowledge

Protein knowledge
Endurance sports
Go to article >

Carbohydrate Ingestion

Carbohydrate Ingestion
Early is better
Go to article >

L-Carnitine Loading

L-Carnitine Loading
For increased fat oxidation
Go to article >

Muscle Cramps and Magnesium

Muscle Cramps and Magnesium
Facts and tips
Go to article >

Protein in Recovery

Protein in Recovery
What is the optimal intake?
Go to article >

Bars

Bars
In comparison
Go to article >

BCAA

BCAA
Background knowledge
Go to article >

Fluid Loss in Sports

Fluid Loss in Sports
Determine your individual sweat rate
Go to article >

ACTIVATOR During Competition

ACTIVATOR During Competition
Recommendations for athletes
Go to article >

Energy supply during endurance competitions

Energy supply during endurance competitions
Central performance factor
Go to article >

Electrolytes

Electrolytes
In sports nutrition
Go to article >

Sport Drinks

Sport Drinks
In comparison
Go to article >

Salt in Sports Drinks

Salt in Sports Drinks
Useful or useless?
Go to article >

Alkaline Minerals

Alkaline Minerals
Improve physical performance
Go to article >

Caffeine in Endurance Sports

Caffeine in Endurance Sports
Scientific evidence
Go to article >

LIQUID ENERGY GELS

LIQUID ENERGY GELS
In comparison
Go to article >

Effects of Caffeine

Effects of Caffeine
Position stand of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
Go to article >

Caffeine in Sports

Caffeine in Sports
Dosage recommendations
Go to article >

Protein Powders in Comparison

Protein Powders in Comparison
An overview
Go to article >

Nutrition in training camps

Nutrition in training camps
By pro triathlete Ruedi Wild
Go to article >

Nutrition Cross-Country Skiing

Nutrition Cross-Country Skiing
Tips for training and competition
Go to article >

Interview Jakob Herrmann

Interview Jakob Herrmann
Pro athlete ski mountaineering
Go to article >

Protein Tips

Protein Tips
For endurance athletes
Go to article >

Triathlon Nutrition

Triathlon Nutrition
Long Distance
Go to article >

Drinking after energy gels

Drinking after energy gels
Training and competition
Go to article >

5 Ironman Nutrition Tips

5 Ironman Nutrition Tips
By pro triathlete Ruedi Wild
Go to article >

Peripheral blood flow

Peripheral blood flow
Crucial for the oxygen supply
Go to article >

Water & Rehydration

Water & Rehydration
Beware of pure water
Go to article >

Fat metabolism

Fat metabolism
Ultra endurance
Go to article >

Marathon nutrition

Marathon nutrition
Tips for athletes
Go to article >

Mountainbike Marathon

Mountainbike Marathon
Nutrition tips
Go to article >

Nutrition ultra-running

Nutrition ultra-running
Self-supported
Go to article >

Nutrition Tips Swiss Epic

Nutrition Tips Swiss Epic
Basic rules for athletes
Go to article >

Interview Jan van Berkel

Interview Jan van Berkel
Ready for Ironman Switzerland
Go to article >

Recovery Drinks

Recovery Drinks
In endurance sports
Go to article >

Recovery for Cyclists

Recovery for Cyclists
Tips for multi-stage events
Go to article >

Avoiding muscle cramps

Avoiding muscle cramps
Best tips for runners
Go to article >

Fluid Requirements

Fluid Requirements
During physical activity
Go to article >

Jungfrau-Marathon

Jungfrau-Marathon
Race nutrition
Go to article >

Regeneration Swiss Epic

Regeneration Swiss Epic
Nutrition tips for multi-stage events
Go to article >

Competition & Ultra Competition

Competition & Ultra Competition
What are the differences?
Go to article >

Triathlon nutrition for a middle distance

Triathlon nutrition for a middle distance
By pro triathlete Ruedi Wild
Go to article >

L-Carnitine Loading

L-Carnitine Loading
Improves endurance, reduces lactate
Go to article >

Testimonial COMPETITION COOL MINT

Testimonial COMPETITION COOL MINT
By pro triathlete Jan van Berkel
Go to article >

COMPETITION COOL MINT

COMPETITION COOL MINT
Refreshingly powerful
Go to article >

Ironman Nutrition

Ironman Nutrition
by Samuel Hürzeler
Go to article >

Race nutrition by N1NO

Race nutrition by N1NO
Nino Schurter's nutrition at Cape Epic
Go to article >

Optimizing Fat Metabolism

Optimizing Fat Metabolism
L-Carnitine Loading (in German)
Go to article >

Introduction to sports nutrition in endurance sports

Specific nutritional concepts and related articles can be found at the bottom of this page.

Endurance is the ability to sustain a certain intensity (e.g., running speed) over a longer period of time and to recover as soon as possible. Endurance training allows you to make better use of the available energy sources and enables a higher intensity from the start. Apart from a well-trained endurance, other factors such as strength, speed, coordination and agility also influence performance. The extent to which these skills are required and trained depends on the type of sport. Long-distance running, cycling, cross-country skiing, triathlon and long course swimming are typical endurance sports.

Performance strongly depends on aerobic metabolism which is closely connected to carbohydrate metabolism. Anaerobic metabolism is required for short high-intensity exercise (change of pace, incline, short bursts, final sprint) and often results in lactic acid build-up in the muscles which limits performance. For long-lasting exercise, fat metabolism gains in importance.

Fatigue in long-term endurance is mainly the result of the depletion of carbohydrate stores.

Important requirements for long-term endurance athletes are a well-trained aerobic capacity, a high economy of motion in order to save energy, full energy reserves (muscle and liver glycogen) and to handle switches from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism during changes in intensity.

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