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Training & Nutrition

Top 5 nutrition tips for cyclists

Recovery, recovery, recovery!

When you train or compete your body uses up so much more energy than normal and it is vital that these stores get replenished. Without replacing energy, nutrient and protein stores your body just will not recover from the stresses and strains of training.

Taking on proteins and carbohydrates within an hour of your training will increase your recovery due to the body’s unique ability to absorb nutrients within this time. A bowl of pasta and chicken is perfect, but if you don’t have easy and speedy access to a kitchen or a shop then pop a recovery drink, like SiS REGO Rapid Recovery in your jersey pocket.

Good recovery should include protein, carbohydrate and electrolytes for total recovery. Try to avoid milk-based recovery as the Casein protein within it is very slow to get to action – ideally, you want to recover as quickly as possible.

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