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The |advantage of| the |combine| from various brands of sports nutrition

The advantage of the combine from various brands of sports nutrition

discover the benefits with triathlete kyra meulenberg

Kyra Meulenberg kicks off the season with a great AG victory at Ironman Lanzarote

Not that many people would have doubted it, but Kyra Meulenberg still knows what winning is, even in 2024. After the successful Dutch Age Grouper has won just about everything there is to win in recent years, Kyra has just struck again with an impressive Overall Age Group victory at Ironman Lanzarote. In a time of 10:30:40 she finished first in her F30-34 category, with a lead of more than forty minutes over her competition.

A crucial part of her success? The right sports nutrition . During the intense training and races, Kyra has discovered that combining different brands of sports nutrition helps her to perform optimally. This not only contributed to her impressive victory in Lanzarote, but also to her overall performance and recovery. In this blog, Kyra shares her experiences and tips about combining different brands of sports nutrition, based on what works for her as an athlete.

Benefits of Alternate

Variety in sports nutrition is important because your body does not always react the same to every product. Moreover, variety can prevent you from getting tired of a product. During my training sessions that last longer than 1.5 hours, I always use sports nutrition. This helps me recover faster and perform better. It is important to slowly get your body used to sports nutrition and not to give up if you feel nauseous at first.

  • Pro Tip: Use your long workouts to find out which brand of sports nutrition works for you!

"In the world of sports nutrition there is no right or wrong. Just do what works for you."

Kyra Meulenberg - Triathlete

My Favorite Products

Many people ask about my favorite sports nutrition products. Although each product has its own properties, it often comes down to the same thing. In this blog I focus on my personal preferences for gels and bars, and share my experiences. Will you read with me?

High Energy Gel – |226ers
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    high in carbohydrates

    This gel contains 50 grams of carbohydrates per serving that ensure a long-lasting energy release.

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    A lower insulin peak

    which promotes the use of glucose at the cellular level in a shorter period of time, while maintaining blood sugar levels for longer.

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    Natural aromas

    Reduces stomach problems and promotes digestion.

High Energy Gel – 226ers

One of my favorite gels is the High Energy Gel from 226ers! These gels come in many different flavors, which is ideal for variety.

|clif bar| - blocks energy
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    easily customizable

    BLOKS are available as chewable cubes of 30-32 calories. This way you can easily adjust and monitor calorie and electrolyte intake during long sessions and races

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    packed with carbohydrates

    CLIF BLOKS Energy Chews are semi-soft, easy-to-chew cubes packed with carbohydrates, your body's preferred fuel source during activity.

clif bar - blocks energy

For me, these Bloks Energy from Clif Bar are like sweets that you like to eat, even outside of training. They are not too sweet and have a pleasant texture.

Isotonic Gels – |226ers
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    suitable for everyone

    Each gel provides 22 grams of carbohydrates and is ideal for people with a sensitive gastrointestinal tract.

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    no more water needed

    Its main feature is that no water is required for absorption, because the gel already contains the necessary amount of water.

Isotonic Gels – 226ers

These isotonic gels contain water and are therefore less viscous. They have helped me tremendously in building up my hourly carbohydrate intake.

|Chews| – Pure Power
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    Suitable for every athlete

    Energy chews are ideal for running, cycling and other physical activities where you need extra energy on the go.

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    ideal alternative

    A bag contains 12 sweets and provides 33 grams of carbohydrates. They are a replacement for energy gel - only in a solid form that is chewed.

Chews – Pure Power

These fruit mix Chews from Pure Power remind me of Haribo fruit gums. They are small and easy to swallow, and before I know it the bag is empty.

Preparation & Evaluation

Before each training I calculate how much nutrition I need and when I should take it. I write this down and use my bike computer as a reminder. After the training I always evaluate whether I stuck to my plan and how it went, so that I can make adjustments for the next session.

Remember that sports nutrition is extremely personal and there is no right or wrong in this world. Simply do what works for you, test it and take your sporting activities to new heights. Hopefully my tips will help you discover your personal sports nutrition preference!

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