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    Blog — Training

    Athleti.ca - Refuel the Easy Way!

    Sports Nutrition and Endurance Training Store 

    As an athlete, you want to ensure your performance is top-notch and that you are getting the most out of your workouts. When you are looking to enhance your training, our Sports Nutrition and Fitness Store in Canada is your one-stop shop for your endurance nutrition, hydration, and fitness training needs. Whether you hit the gym seven days a week or are training for your next triathlon, we offer the supplies you need to take your fitness to the next level.

     

    Athleti.ca Endurance nutrition superstore is family-run company. As a sports family in Montreal, we are always pushing our limits and want to help other athletes do the same. From running and biking to cross-fit and strength training, we offer a variety of fitness equipment in Canada to satisfy everyone’s athletic needs.

     

    Our online Nutrition, Hydration and Training store in Canada offers a variety of industry and consumer-favorite brands and products. Our goal is to make your life easier, offering nutritional options in bulk so you can focus more on training and less on your dwindling supply. We also provide a variety of vegan options to cater to athletes of dietary preferences.

     

    Our sports nutrition superstore in Canada is the most accessible and most affordable way to buy all of your athletic supplies. We offer only the best products and equipment at prices that fit your budget. Shop at Athleti.ca today for the best nutrition, hydration, and fitness equipment in Canada.

    Nutrition Guide

    Nutrition Guide

    Athleti.ca believes athletes of all types (triathletes, ocr athletes, runners, swimmers, and cyclists) require nutritional supplements to energize before and during endurance training, sustain their body chemistry during endurance training, and help vital muscles recover after endurance training.

    (For additional information please email info@athleti.ca )

    Energize

    To ensure optimal energy levels during high intensity endurance or fitness training, aim at consuming ½ your lean body weight in carbohydrate grams for every hour prior to starting your workout. For most athletes, this equates to 45 to 75 grams of carbs per hour. 

    During training, aim at ½ gram of carbohydrate and up to 1/8 gram of protein (desirable when training for Half Ironman and Ironman distance races) per pound of lean body weight.  Again, an hourly dose of 45 to 75 grams of carbs is generally advised.

    Energy bars, gels, chews, and carbohydrate-infused sports-drinks are a convenient and tasty way to refuel before, and during, training. 

    Energy Bars

    Energy bars are tasty and they are a great source of energy. They are perfect for fuelling up before training, but they may not be convenient during training, depending on the weather and activity.

    Energy Gels

    Energy gels are a the most convenient way to refuel during training, as they very easy to store and consume, and they generally taste surprisingly good.

     

    Energy Chews

    Many athletes find chews to be a great alternative to gels, as they are easy to store and digest, and they generally taste great and are enjoyable to eat.

     

    Recover

    To jump-start recovery, you need to eat within 30 minutes after training. Aim at consuming ½ gram of carbohydrate and 1/8 gram of protein per pound of lean body weight, generally 200 to 300 calories. Protein bars are a convenient and portable recovery food. Protein drinks offer a convenient recovery alternative.

     

    The Best Fitness Equipment for Triathlon Training

    When training for a triathlon, you are not only testing your physical fitness but your physical and mental endurance. Triathlons consist of swimming, cycling, and running, meaning you will need to train in a variety of ways to achieve success in all areas. At Athleti.ca, we offer a range of fitness & body weight equipment to help you achieve these goals at home and/or the gym.

    Below are three pieces of equipment to help you get through your training, but you can always check out the Lebert Fitness Collection.

    Rowing Machines

    If you do not have access to a pool in the gym you belong to, the rowing machine is your next best bet. They work your back, chest, and posterior deltoids similar to if you were swimming. The press away with your legs is like each kick in the water. It would help if you spent at least 15-20 minutes on this machine.

    Elevated Treadmills

    To train for the rough terrain of your triathlon, you want to use a treadmill with considerable elevations to simulate the various hills you may encounter. This will help your body get used to the shift in terrain as it happens naturally on the course.

    A GPS Running Watch

    Having a high-quality GPS running watch on your wrist can help you track your results and see the numbers on where you may need to improve. You will also be able to compare all of your data to see how you have improved over time to track your progress leading up to the event.

    3 Steps to Recovery

    Many of you are getting ready for D-day, the event that you wouldn’t want to miss for anything in the world. You train hard, putting in time and effort, and thus you deserve to reap the rewards. Nutrition plays a huge part both in your success and your health. It’s known that you are what you eat and this is true not only during exercise but between bouts of physical activity. Follow these 3R’s to keep going without running low on fuel or hitting any roadblocks!

    1. Rethink everyday meals and snacks to make sure they offer their fair share of nutritive carbohydrates (such as couscous, whole-wheat pasta, multigrain bread, fresh fruits with edible peels) and quality protein (lean meats and poultry, low-fat dairy or soy products, fish and seafood, eggs and legumes). Although carb-loading can be useful prior to race day, carb-depletion is never a good idea, causing fatigue and muscle wasting. As for protein, endurance athletes (meat-lovers and vegetarians alike) need to take in adequate amounts of precious amino acids for tissue repair and immune function.

    2. Reduce the oxidative stress and acidic burden caused by exertion (without meaning to take away from the benefits of working out…). Exercise increases the need for certain vitamins (C and the B family), minerals (iron and zinc particularly) and electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium) as these nutrients are lost in sweat and urine. Also, levels of acidity rise (corresponding to a drop in pH…) with effort, which can cause bone loss and other minor ills in the long run. Checking labels and ingredient lists is a smart way to load up on antioxidants and alkaline foods, either in edible or supplement form.

    3. Refrain from consuming too much alcohol (a predictable statement!), fat and fiber (this one may come as a surprise?!), as these can become a nuisance to athletes. The first substance will not only blur physical and mental alertness but also slow lipolysis (the use and burning of body fat for energy) and contributes empty calories. A second possible offender is fat, especially if predominant in the diet, which slows digestion and affects weight management. Finally, too much fiber (although important for digestion/ elimination) overstimulates the intestinal tract and causes bloating, cramping and diarrhea.

    Once this is tried and tested, there’s one last rule of thumb : Repeat! If the formula feels right and the shoe fits, all that’s left to do is go out and play. Cheers to a great training season!!!