Ironman nutrition

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The Swiss Pro-Athlete Samuel Hürzeler starts at Ironman South Africa 2019. In the interview he gives insight into his training and reveals personal nutrition tips for the Ironman distance.

Samuel, how was your preparation regarding the Ironman South Africa?

The preparation went almost perfectly and I feel in good shape. I hope to be able to recall my form on competition day. Then the top 10 are realistic.

What kind of training is central for you personally to the preparation of an Ironman?

I basically orientate myself on the polarized training model. This means that I often alternate between intensive and loose units. The immediate preparation then becomes more and more competition specific.

Which products do you use in preparation?

During the entire preparation process, the WHEY ISOLAT is for me a central product for regeneration. From time to time an ACTIVATOR is needed to overcome fatigue for the next unit.

Your most important nutritional tip for an Ironman?

In the last 3-4 weeks before the competition you have to do one training day a week, where all three disciplines are connected and you work in the area of the competition space. Of course not for the full duration of the competition. In these units it is central to eat as planned in the competition. This way you get your stomach used to the competition food and the competition load.

Which SPONSER products should not be missing in your luggage at Ironman South Africa?

My main meal on the bike is the sports drink ULTRA COMPETITION. When running I alternate between the LIQUID ENERGY GEL PURE and PLUS, with and without caffeine. Every three hours I take an ACTIVATOR caffeine shot. It gives me the kick and the necessary focus.

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Fitting products

CHF CHF 28.00
  • low glycaemic impact, especially suitable for long distance performances 
  • Individual dosage possible, used as highly concentrated solution (liquid gel) or as sports drink 
  • No added fructose, acid free
Activator Short info
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  • In two flavours/versions: Coffee with 100 mg caffeine / Fruit with 200 mg caffeine
  • Caffeine contributes to an increases endurcance performance (from 3 mg/kg body weight)
  • Helps to improve concentration and alertness (focus)
Liquid Energy Plus
Liquid Energy Plus Short info
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  • Available in tubes which can be closed again or in handy portion bags
  • Wide sugar spectrum with different glycemic index
  • Temperature stable. Can be used in all weather conditions
Whey Isolate 94/ Whey Protein 94
Whey Isolate 94/ Whey Protein 94 Short info
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  • Highest quality level
  • Perfect for muscle build-up and dieting
  • Protein content of up to 90% (neutral flavour)
  • Lactose-free, low in fat and carbohydrates
Liquid Energy Pure
Liquid Energy Pure Short info
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  • Liquid carbohydrate gel for quick and long lasting energy
  • Enriched with sodium, potassium and taurine
  • Contains low-glycemic isomaltulose
  • Resealable, easy dosage and handling