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PowerBar Energize Original Energy Bar - Pack of 25 View

PowerBar Energize Original Energy Bar - Pack of 25

As a competitive athlete you constantly set yourself ambitious goals and don’t accept any compromises on the journey to reach them. Energy supply, along with hydration and recovery, is key to reaching your potential. For successful intense training or competition you should top up your energy levels before you start and refuel during sport with up to 90g carbohydrates per hour depending on the intensity and duration. The Energize bars are a great choice before and during sport to deliver a scientifically developed combination of different carbohydrate sources. The C2MAX Dual Source Carb Mix contain a special ratio of glucose and fructose sources.

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Applied Nutrition ABE All Black Everything Pre-Workout View

Applied Nutrition ABE All Black Everything Pre-Workout

The ABE delivers a unique blend of the most vital and researched active ingredients known to help increase physical performance, reduce tiredness and fatigue and provide continual focus throughout your training, maximizing your bodies potential. However talk is cheap and the proof is in the product, after extensive research, meticulous formulating and precise lab testing we are confident to let the ABE do the talking.

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My Endurance Train Sustain Intra-Workout Formula 1kg View

My Endurance Train Sustain Intra-Workout Formula 1kg

My Endurance Train Sustain is an effective performance boosting drink. Designed to be taken during training, raising energy levels and increasing stamina – helping to maximise training performance. The My Endurance Train Sustain formula provides hardworking muscles with quality carbohydrates. Delivering 41g carbs per serving designed to fuel muscles with energy, powering you through the toughest of training sessions.

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Efectiv Nutrition Advanced Pre-Workout 225g View

Efectiv Nutrition Advanced Pre-Workout 225g

The Efective PRE provides rapid release energy by combining Caffeine, Guarana Seed Extract and Dynamine to supercharge your energy levels before training and give you explosive energy and focus, FAST! AstraGin is added to increase absorption of key nutrients to ensure you’re getting the full effect from PRE. Not only do you feel PRE kicking in quickly, but you also enjoy consuming it with a choice of juicy flavours.

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Science in Sport Nitrate Powder View

Science in Sport Nitrate Powder

The Performance Nitrate Powder is a carbohydrate energy drink with 48g carbohydrate and 500mg nitrates sourced from Amaranthus Leaf Extract. This unique source of nitrates provides a superior taste profile and delivers a higher nitrate dose compared to anything else on the market. The Performance Nitrate Powder can contribute to carbohydrate and nitrate loading in the 1-3 days leading into an endurance event, taking 1000mg nitrates on these days.

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Clif Energy Bars - Pack of 12 View

Clif Energy Bars - Pack of 12

The Cliff energy bars are made with organic rolled oats and loaded with carbohydrates to deliver a source of energy for your regular training sessions and aid muscle recovery post-workout. Plus, these delicious bars are packed with protein and fibre to support your everyday wellbeing, as well as the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. With added Vitamins B6 and B12, the energy bars will help you rise to the occasion. They come in a pack of twelve 68g bars.

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Bio-Synergy Pure Energy Isotonic Sports Drink View

Bio-Synergy Pure Energy Isotonic Sports Drink

Go further. Push faster. Tire slower with the Pure Energy®. This scientifically formulated isotonic sports drink gives you rapidly available carbohydrates and electrolytes when you need them most. It also hydrates you faster than water and replenishes the minerals you lose through sweat. Try it the next time you need to perform at your best. Why choose the Pure Energy® over commercial sports drinks found at supermarkets? The answer lies in the unique formula of fast and slow release carbohydrates plus essential minerals – but without the usual artificial colours, artificial flavours and aspartame. The Pure Energy® is already trusted by professional sports teams including Rugby Super League, Scottish Hockey, Premier Rugby, British Basketball League and Land Rover BAR. So, it’s sure to work for you too.

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Super 7 Super Gain Post-Workout Powder View

Super 7 Super Gain Post-Workout Powder

Get everything your body needs after a workout in one cutting-edge shake. Improve your strength, build and repair muscles and reduce your recovery time with the Super Gain. Every scoop gives you whey and soya protein, fast-absorbing carbs as well as 300mg L-glutamine and 300mg BCAAs – all of which are known to enhance strength and recovery. What you put into your body after a workout will affect what you get out of the session. To put it simply, don’t waste your time by working hard in the gym only to then neglect your post workout nutrition. The Super Gain formula is engineered to feed your muscles with the optimum nutrients right after your gym session.

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PRE, INTRA & POST-WORKOUT & CARBOHYDRATE SUPPLEMENTS

 

When you are working your hardest and you really want to maximize your efforts, pre, intra and post-workout supplements are there to help.
In order to maintain energy, encourage recovery and muscle repair, you can greatly enhance your performance with some well-timed supplementation.
Get going with a pre-workout caffeine boost, which is evidence-based to enhance performance. Restore tired muscles with intra-workout carb intake and for post-workout, repair and build muscle gains with a targeted blend of amino acids, carbs and nutrients.
At Sweatband.com, we have got you covered with a wide range of powders, gels, drinks and bars for all your workout needs.

 

WHAT ARE PRE, INTRA & POST-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENTS?

 

These are supplements designed to benefit your overall exercise performance and recovery, when taken before, during or after your workout.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THESE WORKOUT SUPPLEMENTS?

 

Pre-workout supplements containing ingredients such as caffeine are designed to boost energy and performance, whilst carb type gels or drinks during workouts aim to enhance endurance and exercise duration. Post-workout, supplements replenish energy stores, top-up amino acid levels, whilst boosting recovery, muscle growth and repair.

 

WHAT IS A CARBOHYDRATE SUPPLEMENT?

 

The main aim of supplementary carbohydrate, whether pre, intra or post exercise, is to quickly and directly replenish lost glycogen stores. Glycogen is a form of stored glucose found in the muscles and liver and is essential for your energy levels. Extra carb intake during workouts can enhance both endurance and performance.

 

HOW DO I USE CARBOHYDRATE PRODUCTS?

 

ENERGY POWDER

Energy powders, including the pre-workout blends, can be added to water and consumed 15-30 minutes prior to exercise.

ENERGY DRINKS

Energy drinks can be sipped during prolonged exercise, or consumed afterwards to aid glycogen recovery, but are best avoided immediately prior due to a risk of digestive distress.

ENERGY BARS

Best for pre or post-exercise. Our energy bars require a little digestion so not ideal for during, but they can offer a real boost to performance when timed right.

ENERGY GELS

Great for on the go glucose. These gels are designed to be directly utilisable by the body without the digestive discomfort associated with liquid consumption - you can also use our gels post-workout as an immediate recovery aid.

 

FAQS

 

HOW DO I GET THE ENERGY TO WORK OUT?

Having sufficient energy to work out means having good levels of stored glycogen, ready for utilization. But, sometimes, it can be hard to get going in the first place, which is where pre-workout supplements come in. Pre-exercise caffeine intake is positively correlated with enhanced energy during exercise, so can be a useful aid in your workout routine.

WHAT SUPPLEMENT HELPS WITH ENDURANCE?

Both beta-alanine, creatine and carbohydrate supplements have all shown the ability to increase stamina during workouts. Allowing you to train harder, for longer, without so much fatigue.

WHAT IS THE BEST SUPPLEMENT FOR ENERGY BEFORE A WORKOUT?

A targeted pre-workout formula is your best bet - you will gain from performance-enhancing caffeine, specific amino acids to increase energy and muscle growth, and key nutrients for energy metabolism.

WHAT DO PRE-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENTS DO?

They usually boost your energy, prepare your body with amino acid availability and top up your supply of energy metabolising vitamins.

WHAT IS AN INTRA-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENT?

This is an easily consumed form of supplement, such as a gel or a drink, designed to be taken during extended exercise. It is usually designed to top up your carbohydrate levels to prevent glycogen depletion, but it may also contain branched-chain amino acids to encourage muscle endurance. They are easily digested during any activity, and can be a good addition to your pre and post-workout supplement regime.

DO I NEED A POST-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENT?

If you have been working hard, and want to maximise your recovery and repair, then yes, a post-workout supplement will help you out. Gain from restored glycogen levels, amino acids to aid muscle hypertrophy and nutrients to support recovery.

CAN CARBOHYDRATES HELP BUILD MUSCLE?

Yes. When you have sufficient carb intake, your body prioritises using stored glycogen for energy during exercise - therefore it is ‘muscle sparing’. If you don't have enough stored glycogen, your body will start to break down muscle to get the energy it needs.

HOW MANY CARBS SHOULD I EAT A DAY?

It all depends on what you are trying to achieve. The average amount should be around 45-65% of your daily calorie intake, but you may need more or less depending on your activity levels. It is usually a balance between getting sufficient carbs for exercise endurance without adding extra body weight. 

DO CARBS MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT?

Carbs provide the glycogen needed for exercise endurance. When you are active, and balancing your macronutrient intake appropriately, carbs will not cause weight gain. Carbs offer a wide range of benefits, in terms of fibre intake, micronutrient intake and gut health, although refined carbs don’t offer much nutritional benefit. 

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