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Popular product combination for track and field

Competition
Competition Short info
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  • For maximum endurance and performance
  • Non-acidic and mildly flavoured sports drink to enhance tolerance
  • Multi-carb formula: High energy density & hypotonic
  • Lactose and gluten free, no additives or free fructose
Pro Recovery
Pro Recovery Short info
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  • Protein-carbohydrate recovery shake
  • 44 – 50% protein
  • Unique combination of  7 protein sources, incl. colostrum, and complex carbohydrates
  • No sweeteners
High Energy Bar
High Energy Bar Short info
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  • High energy density
  • Optimal digestibility
  • Staggered energy release
Activator
Activator Short info
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  • Caffeine shot with 200mg of caffeine from different sources
  • Increased endurance performance
  • Improved concentration and attention
  • At work and in everyday life as a "cold espresso", only 25 kcal
  • Now available in new Cola-Lemon flavour

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Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes

Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes
Recommendations for children and adolescents
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Better Performance in Sprints

Better Performance in Sprints
With sodium bicarbonate supplementation
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L-Carnitine For Recovery

L-Carnitine For Recovery
Recommendations to athletes
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Muscle Cramps and Magnesium

Muscle Cramps and Magnesium
Facts and tips
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ACTIVATOR During Competition

ACTIVATOR During Competition
Recommendations for athletes
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Sport Drinks

Sport Drinks
In comparison
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Alkaline Minerals

Alkaline Minerals
Improve physical performance
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LIQUID ENERGY GELS

LIQUID ENERGY GELS
In comparison
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Effects of Caffeine

Effects of Caffeine
Position stand of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
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Caffeine in Sports

Caffeine in Sports
Dosage recommendations
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Soda loading

Soda loading
Increases lactate tolerance
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Avoiding muscle cramps

Avoiding muscle cramps
Best tips for runners
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Fluid Requirements

Fluid Requirements
During physical activity
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Competition & Ultra Competition

Competition & Ultra Competition
What are the differences?
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Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes

Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes
Recommendations for children and adolescents
Go to article >

Better Performance in Sprints

Better Performance in Sprints
With sodium bicarbonate supplementation
Go to article >

L-Carnitine For Recovery

L-Carnitine For Recovery
Recommendations to athletes
Go to article >

Muscle Cramps and Magnesium

Muscle Cramps and Magnesium
Facts and tips
Go to article >

ACTIVATOR During Competition

ACTIVATOR During Competition
Recommendations for athletes
Go to article >

Sport Drinks

Sport Drinks
In comparison
Go to article >

Alkaline Minerals

Alkaline Minerals
Improve physical performance
Go to article >

LIQUID ENERGY GELS

LIQUID ENERGY GELS
In comparison
Go to article >

Effects of Caffeine

Effects of Caffeine
Position stand of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
Go to article >

Caffeine in Sports

Caffeine in Sports
Dosage recommendations
Go to article >

Soda loading

Soda loading
Increases lactate tolerance
Go to article >

Avoiding muscle cramps

Avoiding muscle cramps
Best tips for runners
Go to article >

Fluid Requirements

Fluid Requirements
During physical activity
Go to article >

Competition & Ultra Competition

Competition & Ultra Competition
What are the differences?
Go to article >

Introduction to sports nutrition in track and field

Specific nutritional concepts and related articles can be found at the bottom of this page.

Track and field includes a broad spectrum of disciplines. High-speed strength and the shift to anaerobic metabolism are the main factors limiting physiological performance and depend on the type of discipline (throwing, jumping and running). In middle- and long-distance running aerobic capacity becomes increasingly important. Needless to say, nutrition is necessary before and after, rather than during the discipline itself. Snacks are covenient for irregular breaks and keep you fueled throughout longer tournaments.

Track and field athletes can use the same carbohydrate-based sports drinks as typical endurance athletes to stay energized and hydrated. SPONSER® recommends COMPETITION®, a nonacidic, hypotonic sports drink with a mild taste which is well-tolerated. Replacement meals come in handy when breaks are too short and if no dining options are available. Aside from the HIGH ENERGY BAR, which is well tolerated and rich in nutrients, shakes are also recommended, in particular, the ULTRA PRO as it is available in practical single portion sachets. LIQUID ENERGY gels provide extra energy and are ingested only minutes before high-intensity exercise without straining the digestion system. Lactic-acid build-up becomes a limiting factor for runs longer than 400 meters. Lactic acid tolerance can be increased by high-performance products such as LACTAT BUFFER and BETA ALANINE. Furthermore, Track and field athletes (in particular the disciplines sprint, throwing and jumping) can benefit from creatine supplements which influence the development of both muscle and strength. Creatine supplements should be tested in advance as their effect vary from person to person and may possibly result in weight gain.

SPONSER® also offers highly specialized products, so-called PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZERS. The NITROFLOW PERFORMANCE2or RED BEET VINITROX contain nutrients that support nitric oxide (NO) metabolism by dilating blood vessels. As a result, microcirculation is enhanced which positively influences performance but also recovery.

Apart from physical performance, cognitive and mental factors such as quick reflexes and concentration also contribute to success in track and field. ACTIVATOR is a caffeine-based product that targets these factors. Caffeine has been shown to enhance cognitive and mental performance and is taken about 30-60 minutes before the desired time of effect. As sensitivity to caffeine varies from person to person, ACTIVATOR should be tested in different doses at first. SPONSER® also offers MENTAL FOCUS, a caffeine-free alternative specifically designed for cognitive and mental performance. 

To promote recovery, SPONSER® recommends shakes with protein and carbohydrates such as RECOVERY DRINK or PRO RECOVERY. They are based on milk or water and are available in single portion sachets or bigger tubs depending on the preference and use. Athletes that travel often, go to training camps, bigger events or competitions are at higher risk of getting an infection. It is thus particularly important to strengthen the immune system and to take precautions against infections. Multinutrient supplements with immunoactive substances such as IMMUNOGUARD along with a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet will strengthen your immune system.

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