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Endurance sports

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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  • Hohe Energiedichte
  • Sehr gute Verträglichkeit
Pro Recovery
Pro Recovery Short info
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  • Protein-Kohlenhydratshake zur Regeneration nach körperlicher Aktivität
  • 20 g hochwertiges Protein pro Portion
  • einzigartige Kombination aus 8 Proteinkomponenten
Liquid Energy
Liquid Energy Short info
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  • gels with highest energy density
  • optimal digestibility
  • 5 different variations/flavours
  • without preservatives, lactose free

Introduction to sports nutrition in endurance sports

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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Creatine supplementation in endurance sports

Creatine supplementation in endurance sports
Improves performance in sprints (article in German only)
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Creatine supplementation in endurance sports

Creatine supplementation in endurance sports
Improves performance in sprints (article in German only)
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