The Role of Gels and Sport Drinks

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Use this guide as a tool to perfect your nutrition during all three disciplines in a triathlon. Because not everyone requires the same quantity of macronutrients, be sure to practice your plan.

Member Question:

"I'm a little confused between the role of gels and sports drinks.  What are the differences and when should one be consumed instead of the other?"

 

Answer:

The sports nutrition industry is growing at an exponential rate and the selection of sports drinks, energy gels and bars is boundless. Researchers work continues around the clock in attempt to match the requirements and taste palates of all types of athletes. With each product having a “convincing and credible performance-improving effect,” triathlon coaches and athletes struggle to find the ideal training and racing nutrition plan.


Whereas many athletes have attempted to dig themselves out of a bottomless pit of misleading nutritional information, variables such as weather, training history, body size and training volume continue to disrupt a faultless training and racing nutrition plan. [.....]

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date: August 17, 2007

mrakes1

Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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