Sports Nutrition Guides

Many of us  run, ride, swim, climb, in fact we pretty much do anything that gives us an excuse to play outside… we also like to do it day after day and whether we are a back of the pack plodder to an elite racer the principles behind what fuels us to enjoy these activities is pretty consistent.

Mountain Fuel are as passionate as you about these activities, but we also get a great deal of pleasure form helping and hearing how our Mountain Fuellers have personally improved and performed.

While Sports Nutrition can be a complex business, with so much information out there we’ve tried to keep the guides as straight forward as possible. Yes there is some scientific language but this is linked to straightforward descriptions and also real life experiences of our Mountain Fuellers. We’ve also included food guides into some of the posts and links to our tried and tested ‘on the go’ energy snacks.

The basics:

Read our introduction article to Performance Sports Nutrition …Eating a well-balanced diet is vital for good all-round health and well-being. The foods which we consume provide essential macronutrients (carbohydratesproteins, and fatsand micronutrients (vitamins & minerals) for such things as energy provisionamino acids for building and repairing muscles, essential fats, and vitamins & minerals to help us grow and function properly….

  • Performing and running in heat Throughout all our running careers I’m sure that we have all over-cooked things from time-to-time, especially during a hot summers day, I know I have! Feelings of fatigue, dizziness, nausea, ...
  • Marathon Nutrition Guide With the longest day of the year past, and those classic Spring marathons behind us, I guess we can now begin to think on switching our training to those lovely ...
  • Fuelling for the short stuff: 10k-half marathons   “To fuel, or not to fuel?” That is the question…or is it? Should the question not be…”To fuel, but when to fuel?” Thinking back to an earlier article on the basics of carbohydrates ...
  • Sports Nutrition and Protein ‘The Power of the Building Block Similar to carbohydrates, the protein debate has been rolling on for what seems like a life-time! With regards to type, source, quantity, and the timing of ...
  • Sports Nutrition and Micronutrients ‘Tiny but mighty’   The diet of human beings needs to consist of both macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fat), and micronutrients (vitamins & minerals). As macronutrients make up the larger portion ratios ...

Morning Fuel Power Pancakes

 

Visit our sports nutrition recipes section for fantastic on the go snacks to keep you fuelled throughout your activities.