I have been using the full range of Mountain Fuel performance supplements for the last couple of months, after I was put in touch with them through a friend and feel that I¹ve thoroughly tested their supplements enough to provide an update.
Initially after having a good chat with the owner of the company Rupert Bonington and being impressed with the philosophy of the company not to mention their association with Walking with the Wounded, a charity close to my heart as only Perthes Disease prevented me passing the medical test for the Marines! An opportunity arose for us to work together and as I was about to start a hard block of training it would be a perfect opportunity to test the products properly. The below is an outline of an 85 mile training week. Continue reading →
What I love the most about our home made ‘Nutritious Gel‘ recipe is that you are not only utilising two products you’d use on a race or during training but you’re also recycling the sachets… Ok, this isn’t the only thing I love, on par is that you can kiss goodbye to the sugar fix, gut wrenching highs and lows of gels that also require, despite what is claimed considerable amounts of water… and then, when you’ve finished, that drained, I’ve got nothing left in my system feeling. Gels do work in moderation for some people but for most of the people we talk to they don’t, which is why our Mountain Fuelers kept asking us for an alternative. Continue reading →
Mountain Fuel is a total Sports Nutrition system designed to provide the body with the nutrition and energy to cope with any type of intense physical activity. There is no need to buy extra gels, electrolytes or protein as Mountain Fuel provides both sustained energy and recovery whilst providing the vitamins, amino acids and minerals your body needs to perform at its best; meaning you save money as well as taking the guesswork out of your fueling needs. You may of course pick any element of the system to be used individually as you choose.Continue reading →
This weeks guest blog in Nutrition Corner comes from The Endurance Coach. It talks about ways of enhancing your training and recovery after a hard training session in order to get the best out of your weekly training. In order to help you choose the best types of foods when your out doing your weekly shop, there is a table listing the best sources of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
The basic principles of healthy eating
As an endurance athlete, it is critical that you optimize your diets to keep you healthy, injury free and performing at your best. The foods that you eat have a huge impact upon your ability to train on a daily basis, recover between sessions and compete successfully. An endurance training programme should be supported by a high quality diet if you hope to achieve your long term goals.
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!’