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Fueld by Mountain Fuel – Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Sports nutrition is pretty straight forward, put simply ‘don’t believe the hype!’

Research papers are often funded by nutrition supplement companies and diets sell books so what do you do? Well, we believe that depending on your sporting level, aspirations or your attitude to life simply enjoy and eat a mix of well balanced food first and top this up where necessary with supplementation.

‘Food first, supplementation second‘ – get your training and fuelling strategy right and you should not need to a) spend a fortune on supplements or b) guzzle supplements that may not actually be really helping your performance or health and well being.

Over the coming weeks we are redeveloping our website as yes, we agree the current one is pretty basic and lacks content. During this time and as a continuous process we will share our ideas and views on fuelling for lots of different types of disciplines – all of which will have been tried and tested by our athletes or users. However please remember we are all unique and what works for one person may not work for another so try and tweak ideas to suit yourself. But most importantly ‘don’t believe the hype!’

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Nutrient timing can be very beneficial for athletes

This weeks guest blog in Nutrition Corner comes from Matt Lomas at Diet Doc Derbyshire

Ready. Set. Go!

And don’t forget your kilogram tub of Haribo sweets.

As humans, we love extremes in all walks of life, and it’s no different with endurance athletes.

Give me the quickest, sickliest carbs I can find and this race is mine.

Nutrient timing can be very beneficial for athletes but it’s not magic. It won’t suddenly transform your physique or performance but it can certainly, and often does work.

It’s a tool for your tool box, every situation doesn’t require the same tool. Depending on a number of things (Duration, intensity, competition or practice) your approach is probably going to want to be different each time.

If you’re competing and you want to be primed for the race then the weeks before and the run up to the race are going to serve you well (consistency as always). You may want to subtly increase your carbohydrate intake on the run up to the race.

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