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NUTRITION TIPS: MAXIMISING YOUR ATHLETIC POTENTIAL THROUGH POST-EXERCISE NUTRITION - PART 2

For optimal post workout recovery it is not a case of trying to choose between eating carbohydrate or protein. Research has found that by adding protein to a carbohydrate snack stimulates the release of the hormone insulin. Insulin helps to push more carbohydrate into the muscles, giving you the same rate of muscle glycogen restoration as you would with a pure carbohydrate snack, with the added benefit of protein repairing the muscles!

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NUTRITION TIPS: MAXIMISING YOUR ATHLETIC POTENTIAL THROUGH POST-EXERCISE NUTRITION - PART 2

For optimal post workout recovery it is not a case of trying to choose between eating carbohydrate or protein. Research has found that by adding protein to a carbohydrate snack stimulates the release of the hormone insulin. Insulin helps to push more carbohydrate into the muscles, giving you the same rate of muscle glycogen restoration as you would with a pure carbohydrate snack, with the added benefit of protein repairing the muscles!

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The Beetberry Recovery Smoothie

This is one of our favourite post-exercise snacks as it fulfills all our nutritional needs, is super quick to make and tastes delicious! It is just as good when blended prior to a workout, so that it is ready to drink immediately afterwards.

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The Beetberry Recovery Smoothie

This is one of our favourite post-exercise snacks as it fulfills all our nutritional needs, is super quick to make and tastes delicious! It is just as good when blended prior to a workout, so that it is ready to drink immediately afterwards.

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Smile, because even getting to the start line is an achievement

Standing on the start line of any race is special. As at that precise moment you are the culmination of all of the past hours of hard training, dedication and sacrifice you have made to your sport. Yet, you also have the future just within your reach, the moment where your past is put to the test against yourself, your fellow competitors and the elements. The buzz is electrifying and I defy any competitor not to be drawn into the excitement of the opportunity a start line brings. And yet certain start lines just mean that little bit more for all sorts of personal reasons, and for me the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc is one of those.

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Smile, because even getting to the start line is an achievement

Standing on the start line of any race is special. As at that precise moment you are the culmination of all of the past hours of hard training, dedication and sacrifice you have made to your sport. Yet, you also have the future just within your reach, the moment where your past is put to the test against yourself, your fellow competitors and the elements. The buzz is electrifying and I defy any competitor not to be drawn into the excitement of the opportunity a start line brings. And yet certain start lines just mean that little bit more for all sorts of personal reasons, and for me the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc is one of those.

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NUTRITION TIPS: MAXIMISING YOUR ATHLETIC POTENTIAL THROUGH POST-EXERCISE NUTRITION

Preparing for an endurance event takes time and dedication. Hours of sweat each day can be a staple of any training programme, with double and back-to-back sessions common to many protocols. To be able to fulfil these high physical demands, an ideal recovery is essential. 

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NUTRITION TIPS: MAXIMISING YOUR ATHLETIC POTENTIAL THROUGH POST-EXERCISE NUTRITION

Preparing for an endurance event takes time and dedication. Hours of sweat each day can be a staple of any training programme, with double and back-to-back sessions common to many protocols. To be able to fulfil these high physical demands, an ideal recovery is essential. 

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AUGUST RECIPE: COCONUT AND DATE RECOVERY BALLS

These coconut and date recovery rice balls are simply the perfect immediate post exercise snack to do just that, as they contain rice and date, both simple and fast releasing carbohydrates and sea salt ideal to replace lost electrolytes.

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AUGUST RECIPE: COCONUT AND DATE RECOVERY BALLS

These coconut and date recovery rice balls are simply the perfect immediate post exercise snack to do just that, as they contain rice and date, both simple and fast releasing carbohydrates and sea salt ideal to replace lost electrolytes.

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