By Alex Price There has been much talk of late surrounding hyponatremia, fluid intake and sodium supplementation during training and racing. Hyponatremia is low blood sodium concentration, caused by water intake that exceeds requirements to the point where electrolyte (sodium) concentration is diluted. Endurance athletes have long been given the information about not trusting our [...]
Australia’s fastest growing sports nutrition company, Science in Sport Australia (SiS), has teamed up with Baymin Group P/L, headed up by Gareth Pike ex-CEO of Gloria Jean’s Coffees, in a joint venture partnership set to accelerate expansion plans and fuel business growth. The joint venture partnership will inject more resources into the business to support [...]
Arguably the man and nutrition product of the moment is Darryl Griffiths from Shotz Sports Nutrition. One half of the team, along with wife Steph Griffiths, Darryl generally shuns marketing as he holds steadfast to the company’s policy of being 100% for the athlete and does not want to be seen as being a ‘marketing’ [...]
Established in 1995 the Australian owned and made Shotz Sports Nutrition brand is proud to be associated with the Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial. “Our focus is directed at ensuring the athlete receives the highest quality sports nutrition product that is easy to consume and gentle on the stomach even at high intensity. [...]
A recent article by Paul Laursen on Trizone alluded to the dangers of drinking too much during an iron distance triathlon. Great advice from Paul! Hyponatremia is a serious medical condition and every endurance athlete should be aware of it. While reading this article it is pertinent to ask the question. Who is this article [...]
What’s the best nutrition plan for long course racing? Answer: Drink to thirst, forget sodium, and consume multiple transportable carbs. Paul Laursen, PhD (If you would like to add to this subject please feel free via the comments box at the end of the article) If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you [...]
In one litre of sweat, an athlete will lose anywhere between 800mg to 1200mg but has been known to exceed 1800mg. In this same litre of sweat, an athlete will lose between 0 and 10mg of magnesium. Sodium is the only electrolyte that is extracellular (meaning in the blood stream). Its role during activity is to assist in delivering carbohydrate, oxygen and nutrients to the working muscles.
Energy gels do work and if used correctly can give you that ultimate energy boost to get you out of trouble and to the finish line. Energy gels are a convenient way of getting carbohydrate into the system quickly. The consistency is often very thick and quite sweet. If not enough water is taken with the gel it can be detrimental to your performance, stomach cramps, stitches and vomiting are the common complaints.
We all now know that adequate protein consumption is vital for your health, in this article from Endura we explore why adequate protein consumption is especially important for Triathletes, and how best to consume the protein your body needs.
If there is one thing that differentiates the nutritional needs of triathletes compared to other types of sport, it is the frequency of sequential training sessions the average triathlete will “back up” for. It is almost considered normal for an athlete training for triathlons to be out of bed at 4 or 5 in the [...]