Michael Torckler bounces back

Michael Torckler bounces back

One of our favourite customers Michael Torckler describes his career and his brush with disaster. At age 31, Michael Torckler is one of the most experienced riders in the New Zealand peloton. He had his breakthrough victory in the 2010 Tour of Wellington, which to him...
Jared Gray and the Commonwealth Games

Jared Gray and the Commonwealth Games

Misadventures from the Commonwealth Games By Jared Gray At only 20, Jared Gray is already gaining notoriety as one of New Zealand’s biggest powerhouses on the velodrome. As a junior in 2016, he was part of the NZ team pursuit campaign which brought home a set of...
Importance of Sports Hydration Before the Race

Importance of Sports Hydration Before the Race

If you follow the research around sports hydration, then you may have heard reports based on research, which claims that being “dehydrated” prior to competition is okay and will have no impact on performance outcomes. The research goes on to suggest that it may...
Sodium and its role in hydration

Sodium and its role in hydration

Many products that purport to help with hydration contain a significant carbohydrate load (lots of sugar) in order to improve taste and be seen as a fuel source. Often these sports drinks contain too little sodium to effectively activate the Co-Transporter or to...
Hypotonic versus Isotonic and Hypertonic

Hypotonic versus Isotonic and Hypertonic

Hypotonic = sub 4% Carbohydrate Isotonic = 4 – 8% Carbohydrate Hypertonic 8%+ Carbohydrate PowerAMP Rapid Hydration has 3.2% sugar (Carbohydrates), putting it in the category of Hypotonic. Any increase in sugar levels beyond 4% has a negative effect on hydration....