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SiS Advanced Isolate protein

High quality whey protein, low carbohydrates, low sugars

High quality whey protein, low carbohydrates, low sugars

We all need protein for growth and repair, and our need for it increases if we train more. But can we get this extra protein from any food source? Does it make a difference?

About SiS Advanced Isolate+:
SiS Advanced Isolate+ is the gold standard of whey protein. The product provides a source of rapidly digesting protein, with an added amino acid profile which supports lean muscle growth and maintenance, with at least 5g of BCAAs per serving. BCAAs make up 35% of lean muscle mass; therefore they are an essential element to include in your diet when building lean muscle is the training focus.

Each serving contains 33g of protein. Whey protein has some of the highest digestion rates known, and has a high leucine content, either 5g per 30g serving. Leucine is an amino acid which is not only a building block for new muscle protein, but also increases the rate of muscle protein synthesis.

Why should I take Advanced Isolate+?
SiS Advanced Isolate+ is a great tasting, convenient way to ensure you have enough protein in your diet. For individuals that exercise regularly and want to promote a low body fat percentage, around 1.4-1.6g of protein per kilo of body mass is recommended. For a 75kg male who trains regularly that would equate to 120g of protein per day.

All proteins are made up of different combinations of the same 20 amino acids. But they can all behave very differently. The absorption rate of the protein is what we’re really interested in when it comes to supporting sports performance.

The faster a protein is absorbed, the quicker we start to rebuild. This helps us to make effective adaptations to training, which in turn helps us to cope better with the next session.

Also remember that eating whole foods, such as meat or nuts, will mean that you may also be eating fats and/or fibre. This will greatly slow down the absorption rate versus taking in whey protein.

Whey also has a high concentration of the amino acid leucine. As well as acting as a building block for protein, leucine also further increases the speed at which you make new muscle protein.

SiS Advanced isolate+ has a huge 9g of BCAAs in each serving, 5g of which is leucine to really help push your development of lean muscle mass.

 dolphinfitness has the lowest price £26.95 per 1 kg (use promo Code   DOLPHINCSDA4 to get your 5% off)  in chocolate  mint flavour or wiggle.co.uk price £30.99 in strawberry flavour

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SiS Hydro + caffeine tablets

This is a hydration product, designed to help you stay properly hydrated ( ie drink the right amount) during exercise. It has virtually no carbohydrate so it is not energy product!

The SiS webside says Go Hydro + Caffeine is a low - calorie high electrolyte effervescent tablet with added caffeine used to hydrate and provide a mental and physical boots during training or racing and highlights the following:

  • simply drop in water to provide a high electrolyte drink
  • high in sodium to help promote hydration
  • 75 mg caffeine per tablet
  • store in a cool dry place
  • suitable for vegans

 

 

I am on my first pack of these now and did consistent ride  43   miles  in the heat on the Cornwall hills  today, these proved excellent. Dissolved 2 tabs in 1 litre and 1 tab in half a litre bottles and headed out. They kept me going brilliantly and did feel a difference with the boost of caffeine over the normal hydro tabs. Kept some tabs on me for additional water stops. The taste is acceptable even when warm, a bit like flat coke. I didn't rely solely on these for the entire ride as I packed a peanut butter and jam bagel too so don't think these alone will substitute some carbs whilst out. I will buy these again.

tastes nice and is easy to carry with you on long rides. very good value for money too ( 1x 20 tablets) £3.75 go on

use PROMO CODE    DOLPHINCSDA4   to get 5% off on your order

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CLIF Energy Bar

Why eat it ? Delivers energy from multiple carbohydrate sources and a blend of nutriernts.

Nutrition Points  

  • Made with organic rolled oats
  • Source of protein and fibre
  • Vitamins B6 and B12 contribute to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • No artifical sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup

When to use it 

  • Before exercise 
  • During low intensity exercise
  • After exercise

So whether your cycling to work, exploring a new country footpath or simply looking for a tasty and nutritious snack to get you through a busy afternoon, CLIF BAR is built to sustain your adventure.

CLIF BAR is available from Boots, Tesco, Holland & Barret or lowest price (£1.25 per bar) go on 

and use DOLPHINCSDA4 promo code to get 5% off 

Verdict

Having said that, some cyclists might find it too stodgy to be the only source of energy on a long sportive or other hard ride. These bars are more suitable for steadier training rides or touring. I tested a chocolate chip bar on a hilly ride through Highlands and and they powered me along nicely.

But I’d recommend the Chocolate Chip bar if you were riding for at least 90 plus minutes. Its has tons of calories and as noted its extremely sweet with 26 grams of sugar. You need to be drinking water when eating the bar. If you are using a sports drink at the same time the drink should be diluted or your stomach might turn on you because of all the sugar. 

If you are planning a training ride or a ride that is long enough to warrant an energy back but not necessarily a sportive, some may find the Clif Bar Energy Bar a bit on the heavy side for a ‘during the ride’ snack. But if you are heading out for an adventure on your bike or participating in a long distance ride or event – with its packed, slow-release ingredients, these bars are ideal.

 

 

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CLIF BLOKS Energy Chews

Clif BLOKS Energy Chews are semi-solid, easily chewable source of carbohydrates, and the latest nutrition option for performance athletes.

Eaten before or during race, SHOT BLOKS come in easy-to-handle, 33 calorie cubes making it easier to custumise and track calorific and electrolyte intake while training or competing.

CLIF BLOKS Energy Chews feature the unique Fastpak packing to ensure that they fit better into jersey pocket, running shorts and backpacks. The Fastpack also opens cleanly, making it easier to deliver CLIF BLOKS one-by-one while on the move.

CLIF BLOKS Energy Chews are available in four delicious flavours:

dolphinfitness.co.uk price £2.50 ( 1x 6 Piece packet)

  • Mountain Berry, Strawberry caffeine free
  • Orange and Tropical Punch contain 25mg caffeine
  • Black Berry with 50mg caffeine

Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a quick, easy snack that requires no preparation. It comes in an easy open package so you don’t need to fumble around with it just to get at the food. I like the variety of flavors as well as the texture.

 

 

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Clif Builder's Protein Bar

America's favourite energy bar, CLIF Bar is designed to help keep on-the-go, whenever and wherever you need a boost.

Fitness fans know the importance of the benefits of protein, but sometime it can be difficult to find a convenient way of getting optimum amount needed before or after workout.

CLIF Builder's is the great tasting protein bar that makes every ingredient count, to help make the most of workout , and is now available in many different flavors. These include Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Hazelnut, Cookie n Cream and my favourite Vanilla Almond.

Available in dolphinfitness.co.uk  just £1.95 per bar and use promo code DOLPHINCSDA4 to get 5% off your order. 

CLIF Builder's is not designed as a meal replacement. If a bar is needed instead of balanced meal, it should be accompanied by small snack such as a yoghurt, half sandwich or piece of fruit.

What's more, unlike other protein bars, CLIF Builder's is free from hydrogenated oils and sugar alcohol. Suitable for vegans and certified kosher containing healthy and natural ingredients like organic oat fibre, nuts, cocoa, peanut butter and organic soy protein, the bars are formulated to optimise balances nutrition, with ratio of 40/30/30 of carbohydrates/protein/fat. sources of fat include nuts and sunflower oil - both of which are considered to be healthier fats.

CLIF Builder's can be enjoyed on-the-go either before or after exercise as a convenient source of protein that bod7 needs for growth and maintenance of muscle mass.

Based on my experience with CLIF Builder's Bars I will definitely be getting more and will continue to incorporate them into my training for my next GB Age Group Olympic Distance Qualifier at Worthing in late August 2016.

A BIG thanks to CLIF for sending me some bars to try and also providing a pack of Builder's Bars for me to give away to one lucky reader. Comment on this post with what flavor you would like to try and share this post for chance to win. I will select the winner next week.

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Organic energy & recovery bars

Say hello to realfood nutrition!
I have got those handmade organic, free whole food energy & recovery bars to review for 1 week from jerseypocketenergy.co.uk
I just have Choco & Cinamon recovery bar after my Roadford sprint race triathlon today and these great tasting! 
Perfect to hand size bar, ready for action and for when you finish!
Those bars are born from the back jersey pocket of road cyclist that ride hard over Exmoor, all year around!
It's a high quality sugar free fuel for TT riders, climbers, endurance athletes or any clean eating high intensity competitors or just to fuel your day and safeguarding the future health! It's unique combination of fatty acids are easily turned in to energy that doesn't spike blood sugars!
I cannot wait to have the pistachio super race bar on my Age Group GB Team qualifier race day!! 
Try& taste
#jerseypocketenergybars #triathlon#triathlontraining #triathlete #swimming #cycling#running #nutrition #cleaneating #healthytreat#exmoor #healthychoices

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Clean Lean Protein NUZEST

I'll be reviewing product called Nuzest nutrition for life. Visit Nuzest.co.uk
GOOD GREN STUFF is the higher levels of vitamins and minerals, unparalleled foundational nutritional support in one daily serving and vegan friendly.
CLEAN LEAN PROTEIN is complete vegetable protein for vitality, muscles, bones and repair. High protein+low carb+very low sugar available in vanilla, cappuccino, chocolate or strawberry flavours. -ideal for weight management
-easy to digest
-vegan and free from gluten, dairy and soy
-100 % chemical-free
It's quick and easy to use.
I'll take Clean Lean Protein during the day as a snack or post workout. 
One sachet 20g to a shaker containing 250-350 ml of water, milk, coconut water. Or I'll use it in my smoothies, pancakes, baking. 
Let's see if I can improve myself in my qualifier race for Age Group GB Team! 👍🏼 #triathlete #triathlon#nutrition #getfit #triathlonlife #healthy #swimming#cycling #running #scottbikes #nuzest

 

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Organic Coconut Virgin Oil

I have just got this organic Virgin Coconut Oil to review from coconoil.co.uk 
This coconut oil is produced from fresh organically grown coconuts which are cold pressed by hand giving the purest, highest quality virgin coconut oil used in cooking, health supplement , skin moisturiser or massage oil. 
There are many benefit of coconut oil and few of them that it can help you lose fat, reduce appetite, reduce your hunger.
It seems to benefit me so I would recommended this particular brand! I use it in my porridge and for all my cooking. It taste delicious and Smells great! Good value for money! Also coconut oil help to protect and prevent chlorine damage hair. Let's see if it's works for me!😄#triathlon #nutrition#coconutoil #getfit #triathlontraining #running

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