One of the things the Olympics has taught us is that lifestyle factors such as nutrition can make all the difference in an athlete's quest for Gold.
The rest of us can benefit too from incorporating a few principles from the field of sports nutrition into our fitness routines.
We have two tasty new products by Stoats for you to try, which have been developed by sports nutritionists and tested on athletes to help you reach peak performance.
With all-natural ingredients, these are healthy alternatives to standard sports and energy bars.
Crunchy Stoats Pre-training Boost is packed with nutritious nuts and seeds including almonds, flax, sunflower, pumpkin and sesame. These provide the ideal 1: 1: 1 ratio of carbohydrates, protein and 'good' omega fats to prepare you for your workout.
Natural fruit-derived sugar provides energy fast and is long-lasting enough to see you through your training session without a crash, helping you feel your personal best.
Soft and chewy Stoats Post-training Recovery, with golden sultanas and cranberries, delivers the optimum ratio of 3: 1 carbohydrates to protein to aid your body's recovery following exercise. This nutritional balance encourages speedy replenishment of your glycogen levels, which is essential for muscle repair.
So, what are you waiting for? On your marks...