Every physical effort requires an energy expenditure that needs to be compensated for, for example by energy gels. The goal is to quickly replenish the depleted energy reserves and thereby also to delay fatigue during training or racing and to continue to perform optimally.
The Tour de France: 3 weeks race, 21 stages: that is 21 days on the bike, a little rest, talking to the press, ... and eat, eat, eat. But what does a rider of team Wanty-Groupe Gobert eat before, during and after the rides?
Our weight consists of 60% water, so this is really the main component of our body. For our health and a good balance of our organism, every moisture loss should be compensated. Finally, without water, we can only survive for a few days.
It’s still winter! Some athletes take a break during winter time. Is this necessary? Should you give up on your sport during the cold winter months? The answer is NO! It is not necessary to stop your favorite sport during the winter. Your body can perfectly adapt to the cold weather. Below you can find some tips.