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Review : Etixx Triple Action Energy+ Gel – A triathletes view....

Etixx Triple Action Energy+ Gel – A triathlete’s view. New sports nutrition brand Etixx have recently launched their ‘Performance’ range products in the UK, as well as the Triple Action Energy+ Gel there are 4 other products including Energy Release (vitamin supplement), Triple Action Gel without Caffeine, Energy Load drink powder and their Energy bars. The brand isn’t short of backing with well-known names such as Mark Cavendish’s Etixx – Quick Step cycling team and the successful Uplace-BMC Triathlon Team. Etixx have also gone down the ‘Informed Sport’ endorsed route, the products are tested against a huge range of substances to ensure they are clean and more importantly certified to contain no substances banned in today’s sport. The...

Review : Etixx Triple Action Energy+ Gel – A triathletes view.
posted on: Apr 1, 2015 | author: admin

Review : Newton Gravity IV & Motion IV...

  When Newton introduced the version III of the Motion and Gravity shoes they were the first versions to utilise the Point of Power (POP) five lug system. The shoe had what is designated POP1, which is the “Dynamic and Power Packed” version – in other words the quicker version.  It’s therefore no surprise with the POP platform only being recently launched that this remains unchanged in the version IV and all enhancements are in the shoe’s upper. These changes are more than changing one vivid colour for another and a slight detailing update. In the version III of these shoes there was some criticism around the breathability of the upper the location of seams through utilising different...

Review : Newton Gravity IV & Motion IV
posted on: Feb 5, 2015 | author: admin

Review : Nathan Littleshot Drinking Bottle...

When I asked the guys at 2pure to send me something to help me hydrate I was looking for more than just another drinking vessel. What I received was the Nathan Littleshot drinks bottle. First thing that struck me was how good it looked, not a pre requisite for a drinking bottle but I wanted something that was going to encourage me to use it regularly. Just because I participate in a lot of sport doesn’t necessarily mean I do everything I should to optimise my nutritional intake on a daily basis. Drinking enough water is one of those things I certainly didn’t do enough of. With the handy measurements printed on the side of the bottle I can now...

Review : Nathan Littleshot Drinking Bottle
posted on: Nov 10, 2014 | author: admin

Review : GlycoSource Recovery Mix

GlycoSource has been developed as a brand for company Science Fitness in partnership with the well-known Leeds Carnegie Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure at Leeds Metropolitan University. The product claims to reduce the carbohydrate levels in your drink by 44% but at the same time replacing glycogen 30% faster than using pure carbohydrate. This in turn has been proven to increase glycogen in the muscles and the liver. With Sport Fitness claiming this as a ‘revolutionary’ new product to the market it may take a while to catch on even with those claims, however, with nutrition in sport a key factor in performance both in training and racing it won’t be long if the claims are...

Review : GlycoSource Recovery Mix
posted on: Sep 26, 2014 | author: admin

Review : HUMA CHIA Energy Gel

I hadn’t heard of HUMA gels prior to this test which is a little surprising as they have been around since 2012. After a bit of reading I discovered the inspiration for the creation of the brand came from a US soldier working in Iraq. After reading a book on the Tarahumara tribe in Mexico he discovered that they used natural chia seed blend as fuel during 100+ mile endurance running events. He worked out that if he could harness this into a marketable product he might have something. The Huma brand was born. I decided to use the gels in a half marathon, not something I would normally need in a race this short but a protocol...

Review : HUMA CHIA Energy Gel
posted on: Sep 24, 2014 | author: admin

Review : VO2 V:RACE:88 Carbon Clinchers...

VO2 V:RACE:88 Carbon Clinchers – A triathletes view. With eager anticipation, in truth, more like a 5 year old at Christmas, I unpacked the box sitting in my hallway. Looking at the resultant hoops of carbon delicately removed from the packaging I was struggling to understand how these wheels could be classed as ‘budget’. Yet in the price bracket these sit in, a carbon wheelset retailing at less than £1000 means exactly that, with triathlon already an expensive sport saving money in the current climate certainly helps. Within the price tag VO2 will customize the colour graphics on the V:RACE:88 wheels to match either your bike or kit, the choice is yours. After putting the wheels on my...

Review : VO2 V:RACE:88 Carbon Clinchers
posted on: Sep 22, 2014 | author: admin

Review : TYR Convoy Elite Transition Backpack...

TYR Convoy Elite Transition Backpack – A triathlete’s view. With a triathletes need to transport three sets of kit to races on a regular basis, having a bag that can do this and provide separation for all of the disciplines would help to simplify an already stressful situation. TYR have answered this call with the Convoy Elite Transition Backpack. With a large 30 x 15 x 15in storage area separated by 3 internal mesh dividers it conveniently stores all of your kit so that you know where to find everything based on the swim, bike and run elements. The backpack is designed to open up like a tool chest, presenting all of your gear to you in easy...

Review : TYR Convoy Elite Transition Backpack
posted on: Sep 22, 2014 | author: admin

Review : Firefly Recovery Aid

Firefly Recovery Aid – A Triathletes View At first glance the pack supplied can look pretty innocuous but these small straps are, according to firefly, designed to aid your recovery through the use of electro stimulation. Sounds painful? Actually it isn’t, but can take some getting used to initially. The fireflys are supplied in a handy zip lock pouch along with extra adhesive straps, a cleaning wipe and emery card (to prepare the skin) along with a complete set of instructions. The website also has a handy YouTube clip for further guidance. Additional neoprene straps can be purchased if required – these would more likely be used if you decided to remain mobile while wearing them. The claim...

Review : Firefly Recovery Aid
posted on: Sep 22, 2014 | author: admin

Review : Garmin Forerunner 15

I was actually sent this as a mistake, expecting another package from Garmin for me this was posted out without checking the contents. I was pretty happy about the mistake to be honest. I have been looking for a watch to wear day to day and one that means if I forget my Garmin 910XT when I am traveling I can use for my training runs. The FR15 is supplied as one of two purchase options, either with or without the heart rate strap. The appropriate USB charging dock and start guides are provided, with the USB dock doubling as both upload method and charging station. The watch is designed to be worn every day; it’s significantly smaller...

Review : Garmin Forerunner 15
posted on: Sep 22, 2014 | author: admin