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Meet the Herbalife24 Triathletes

Meet the Herbalife24 Triathletes....

Herbalife Pro Triathletes - Heather Jackson, Lukas Verzbicas, Teresa Guerrero and Daria Pletikapa explain the importance of nutrition when training and racing in the video above. Nutrition to them - is as important as the swim, bike, run - as well as in recovery.

IRONMAN of Tenby 16 September 2012

On 16 September 2012  the second IRONMAN Wales takes place in and around the costal town of Tenby. Located on the Wales’ southwest coast, Pembrokeshire is best known for it's breath-taking landscape of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, featuring miles of sandy beaches and a spectacular coastline.

The race offers a challenging but scenic course, weaving through quaint towns and alongside picturesque beachfronts before an atmospheric finish in the centre of Tenby. Expected number of triathletes this year is 1800.

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Last years event

Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition at the Los Angeles Triathlon December 2011

The Herbalife 24 product range has everything you need to train and complete triathlons, or any major endurance event. Train harder, faster, for longer, recover quicker and feel good on Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition.  Top up your energy levels before the race with Herbalife 24 Formula 1 Sport which is a complete healthy meal for athletes and then throughout the race take Herbalife 24 Prolong to sustain athletic performance as well as Herbalife 24 Hydrate for advanced hydration.

Herbalife will be sponsoring the Los Angeles Triathlon from 2012 – 2016 read more....

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Herbalife 24 Rebuild Endurance Sports Nutrition now available in UK

 


Here are the details of the Herbalife 24 Rebuild Endurance Sports Nutrition Supplement which is now available in the UK.

Rebuild Endurance is designed to speed recovery with a unique carbohydrate/protein blend to support muscle glycogen replenishment and rebuild muscle during the critical post exercise period. Ideal for marathon runners, cyclists, triathletes or anyone taking part in endurance sports.

  • Rich in protein, from milk protein concentrate and whey protein isolate

  • L-Glutamine to support the immune system, which becomes stressed by exercise

  • Includes the amino acid L-Carnitine to aid muscle metabolism and recovery after exercise

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Endurance Athletes Need Fuel 24/7

Here are some ideas from Dr John Heiss on how to eat to compete - 5 Reasons why endurance athletes need fuel 24/7

1.  Athletes need to fuel up in the morning, since their stored fuel reserves will have dropped during an overnight fast.  Training and racing take a toll on the body, and starting the day with a healthy meal balanced with carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals provides a solid nutritional foundation for performance.

2.  Hydration is an essential need all people share.  Because hydration directly impacts athletic performance, it is even more important for athletes to keep fluid levels topped off – especially during an event as demanding as a multi-day tour when cyclists can lose multiple litres of fluid in a single stage. Hydration is essential, as are electrolytes – important body salts which support proper muscle function and help regulate body temperature.   It’s important to hydrate during the event, but also important to sip fluid throughout the day to fully rehydrate before the next stage.  Sports drinks provide not only necessary fluid, but also electrolytes that have been lost through perspiration.  Sports drinks contribute carbohydrates, too, to help fuel working muscles during the event.

3.  Carbohydrates are the primary fuel during exercise and they’re essential to keep the body running.  In an endurance race, calories are king and getting enough is essential for performance.  Making sure to get plenty of carbohydrates both before and during the race is key, and proper nutrition on the bike also helps shorten recovery time, which is very important in a multi-day event.  In addition to carbohydrates, a small amount of protein during exercise can help speed recovery.

4.  After a race, the body needs the right ratios of carbohydrates and protein to begin recovering.  Recovery is two-fold, and requires carbohydrate for replacing glycogen stores as well as protein for rebuilding damaged muscle.

5.  Supplementation in a race is essential, as the nutritional needs of cyclists are so extreme that they can’t be met with food alone.  But that being said, it is important to keep in mind that supplementation is just that – a supplement to a regular healthy diet.  Every athlete should get the majority of their calories and nutrients from whole foods, primarily healthy sources of healthy carbohydrates – whole grains, fruits and vegetables – and protein from lean meats, poultry, fish, low fat dairy products and plant sources such as soy.

Written by Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD. Susan is a paid consultant for Herbalife.  Susan put this article together in May 2011 when professional cyclists were racing down the coast in the Tour of California.

Fuelling 24/7 applies to all athletes taking part in endurance sports, whether it's cycling, marathons, triathlons any sport in fact, where the athlete requires endurance rather than quick bursts of physical exertion.