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Torqing about nutrition

TORQWe all know nutrition is an important part of being a cyclist – you only get out what you put in. The correct fuel allows your body to ride longer and harder, and the right recovery products will help you get the most out of your body and prepare for your next ride, race or training session.

At Cycle Art, we regularly test and try new nutritional products, and we all have our favourites. We’re not just looking for products that perform well and are keenly priced, we’re also interested in products that actually taste nice (or as nice as possible – we all know Pam’s cakes taste better) and can easily be taken on board and digested.

In addition to ranges from SiS, Clif and CNP, we now have a large range of TORQ products in stock, including their Fairtrade bars, gels, energy drinks and recovery products.

TORQ have an interesting approach to helping athletes understand how to take on board fuel and recover, with their “TORQ Fuelling System” and “TORQ Recovery System”. The fuelling system provides recommendations of how many “TORQ Units” should be taken per hour of exercise, with an explanation of what constitutes a unit. Similarly, the recovery system explains how best to take TORQ products in order to recovery from your sports activities.

TORQ Energy
TORQ’s energy drink has an optimal carbohydrate blend (2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose) combined with 5 key electrolytes. TORQ energy contains Sodium, Chloride, Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium to replace the 5 electrolytes lost through perspiration. All the flavours are natural, with no colours, artificial sweeteners or preservatives.

TORQ barTORQ Bars
TORQ bars consist of multiple-transportable carbohydrates (with Maltodextrin:Fructose), are moist and chewy, naturally low in fat and flavoured with fairly-traded fruit. In addition, they have no colours, artificial flavours or preservatives.

TORQ Gels
TORQ gels come in a variety of natural flavours, have a light texture, and have no colours or artificial sweeteners. The gels also have an optimal carbohydrate blend (2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose) With electrolytes for replacing minerals lost during effort.

TORQ recoveryTORQ Recovery
TORQ’s recovery drink is made up of multiple-transportable carbohydrates, whey protein isolate, ribose, glutamine, vitamins and minerals and has all natural flavours with no colours, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. It mixes silky smooth, and has been designed to repair, recharge and refuel fatigued muscle tissue after heavy exercise.

TORQ Recovery Plus+
TORQ Recovery Plus+ is a hot cocoa drink that should be used as well as TORQ Recovery (not instead of) that includes Beta-Alanine for increased anaerobic power, and Sodium Phosphate for increased aerobic power. As with all of TORQ’s products, it has natural flavours and no colours, artificial sweeteners or preservatives.

Cycle Art now has a TORQ display stand with various bars, gels, energy drinks, recovery drinks, bottles, mixers and powder containers.