When you're training for endurance sports, you realise more than ever that what you put into your body equals the performance you can achieve, so we were over the moon when we heard this week that Horleys were coming onboard.
When you wander the aisles of supermarkets or health stores, there is a vast range of options but Horleys' range of products are quite simply the best on the shelf. Nothing else provides the right fuel for your training and recovery.
Between weight training and erg (indoor rowing) sessions, the body needs time to adapt to stress it's being put under and improved recovery helps you become fitter and stronger.
High quality whey protein taken within an hour of training helps boost your recovery, which is essential when the next session is never far away.
We all know that we need to drink plenty of water when training as fluid loss of only 2% of body weight can impair performance by up to a staggering 20%. Water is a good starter to reduce the chance of de-hydration but during exercise your body also loses minerals (electrolytes) through sweat and urine. The most important of these is sodium. Using Horleys Replace solves this and ensures we can all meet the training demands of preparing for the Tasman row.
So, how much do we four guys need?
Martin Berka did this analysis: Before row:
- 1kg of Ice Whey protein per month (3 months) per person (4)
- 2kg of Replace (1 bag) per person
During the Tasman row: Before and during shift: 0.5litres of Replace After shift: 0.5l of protein (one 36g serving in 500ml of water - about right because your body can at most absorb 2g of protein per kg of bodyweight - so 200g for 100kg guy. Six servings of 36g is 216g)
So 0.5l + 0.5l = One unit Six shifts per day day, four guys = 24 units. 30 days = 720 units. This means 360L of replace and 360L of protein shake.
In short, a 4x4 boot full!
Thanks to Karen Smillie and Bronwyn Munro for organising enough Replace and Whey Protein to get us across the ditch and keep us at the oars day after day. Welcome to the team.