Nutrition can seem like a complex topic, and it varies person to person, but these products from Torq are always a great starting point for your fuelling strategy.
After 1.5–2 hours of exercising, your body will have depleted its carbohydrate store and energy levels will start to drop rapidly. To be able to ride strongly beyond this time, it’s crucial to keep fuelling. Here are some tips!
These replenish carbohydrates and sugars better than any other method and are a classic approach for a reason. The explore bar has slow-release energy from the organic oats whilst having less than half the fat of a traditional flapjack. This makes it a tasty, healthy option and most of Torq’s products are suitable for Vegans. Another alternative is gels. These make for an easy on-the-go method for fuelling that won’t have you chewing for ages whilst trying to breathe up hills!
Torq have a handy system to help you power up without having to count calories – If you consume 2 to 3 ‘Torq units’ (dependent on effort) per hour, this will keep you fuelled for your ride without dipping too heavily into your body’s natural energy stores.
2.) Energy drink mix
The drink mix from Torq provides additional carbs and electrolytes and comes in a variety of flavours, including natural orange and natural lime & lemon. The energy from the drink is enough to reduce your food intake drastically and is a hassle-free method of staying on top of your energy levels.
3.) Torq Recovery
Did you know that your muscles actually rebuild and get stronger when you’re off the bike, not on it? Torq Recovery drink powder recharges and refuels the muscles, so you’ll be ready to go again after heavy exercise. Torq uses the ideal blend of 3:1 carbohydrate to whey protein and doesn’t skimp on the expensive ingredients to provide one of the best recovery drinks on the market. If you’re planning consecutive hard days of riding, such as a race or cycling trip, this will help you rebuild to get the best from yourself every day!