Triathlon

Etixx, the perfect partner for triathlon

Whether you are practising for your very first triathlon, or intensively training for an Ironman, the combination of swimming, cycling and running demands both endurance and discipline. Because you have to train for three different sports, you will often train late in the evening or early in the morning – sometimes even twice a day and for more than ten hours per week!

Managing an intensive training schedule

Since you have to train for 10 hours per week, you probably don’t have any free time left. However, you cannot allow this to disrupt your eating habits. After all, your diet is just as important as your training in the months leading up to the race. Why is that?

Because your food ensures that you stay healthy, provides you with energy during training, helps you to recover after each training session and rebuilds your muscles after exercise. A healthy combination of carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats is the triathletes best friend. Carbohydrates replenish your energy reserves and protein accelerates the recovery process in muscle tissue. Fats are essential for the effective absorption of vital micronutrients and are also an extra energy source thanks to their high calorific value.

Etixx sports nutrition, the partner for a triathlete

Are you having trouble fitting healthy meals in between training sessions? Are you looking for a balanced diet which will allow you to improve your performance? Etixx Sports Nutrition products are made with the highest quality ingredients. Here, the focus is not on the effect that the products have on your figure, but rather how they affect the way you feel. All of our supplements are tested and approved by top athletes, so we can guarantee that our products will help you to perform better as a triathlete.

Triathlon
  • Daily
  • Before exercise
  • During exercise
  • After exercise

Daily nutrition advice for triathletes

Every athlete has a set of personal needs depending on his or her objectives, condition, experience with sports nutrition and specific problems. Excluding these personal effects, we have found a lot of similarities between the members of our teams, including Endurance Team Moeskroen, Energy Team Zuidwest and all of the recreational runners who have been involved in the testing of our products.

In general, triathletes require more vitamins and minerals because of the exercise they do. Due to overworking and excess fertilisation, our agricultural land has been degraded, so that fruit and vegetables now contain less vitamins and minerals than roughly 50 years ago. This lower level of vitamins and minerals, combined with lower consumption of fruit and vegetables in general, means that triathletes have to pay extra attention to this. For this reason, extra supplements are highly recommended.

 

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Multimax

€ 19.99

  • High dose of vitamins, minerals and trace elements
  • With amino acid chelated minerals for better absorption
  • Perfectly balanced composition for athletes

Gebruik

2 tablets per day, preferably at breakfast, during 4 weeks.

Definitely recommended in periods of tiredness, diet, disease, recovery after injury or when shortages have been medically established, to support a healthy diet. 

Magnesium 2000 AA

€ 19.99

  • Magnesium amino acid in chelated form for better absorption
  • With vitamin C for added muscle protection
  • Effervescent tablet with delicious orange flavour can also be
    dissolved in water bottle

 

Gebruik

1 effervescent tablet a day, dissolve in 200 mL of water, preferably at breakfast.

Collagen Complex

€ 29.99

  • Contains a high dose (10g) of collagen peptides
  • Contains Vitamin C which contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal functioning of the cartilage and bones
  • With patented ingredients, supported by scientific studies
  • Neutral taste, can be mixed with water, a drink of your choice or yogurt

Gebruik

Mix 10 g of powder with 200 ml of water, a drink of your choice or yoghurt, once a day.

Eat and drink before exercise in order to make the best possible gains.

Our level of performance is directly proportional to our loss of moisture. It is important to start your training sessions properly hydrated. Pre-hydration starts the day before exercise, and mainly involves drinking water. The colour of your urine is a good indication of whether you are sufficiently hydrated. Dark yellow urine is a sign that you have not drunk enough. A light yellow colour indicates that you are well hydrated. During the meal before your session (3 hours before) or 10 minutes before the exercise, you can drink a sports drink to hydrate and get some extra carbohydrates.

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Isotonic

€ 24.99

  • The 2:1 formula (maltodextrin: fructose) makes it possible to consume larger amounts of carbohydrates
  • Sodium ensures that moisture is retained better in the body
    and stimulates thirst
  • Ideal isotonic thirst-quencher for hot weather
  • pH-neutral to prevent upset stomach
  • Choice of 4 flavours: lemon, orange-mango, watermelon and forest fruit

Gebruik

Dissolve 35g powder (2 scoops = 35g powder) in 500ml of water. Drink at least 500 ml per hour effort. In warmer conditions and during intensive exercise, it is recommended to drink 750 ml up to 1 l per hour.

Carbo-Gy

€ 29.90

  • With both fast (maltodextrine) and slow (fructose) sugars for long-term energy supply
  • Energy drink which can be drunk either cold or warm
  • Can be used as carbo-loader, in combination with a diet rich in
    carbohydrates
  • Can be used as an energy drink in cold weather or when there's
    not much time to eat or drink

Gebruik

As a carbo-loader 70g (4 scoops) in 500ml of water
BEFORE (1.5-4h for*) 70g (4 scoops) in 500ml of water
DURING 70g (4 scoops) in 500ml of water **

* On the day of the competition it is recommended to drink Carbo-Gy during the pre-competition meal. This can be either as a cold drink or as a hot fruit tea.

** During the competition and training Carbo-Gy is suitable in cold weather and when time for drinking and eating is limited.

Nutritional Energy gel

€ 29.90

  • Unique tri-phase sugar mixture for quick energy boost (after 10min), but also has prolonged effect

Gebruik

10min BEFORE 1 sachet
DURING 1 à 2 sachets per hour effort 

Energy Sport Bar

€ 29.90

  • With carbohydrates for a prolonged energy supply during exercise.
  • Can be used as a snack rich in carbohydrates.
  • Low fat and fibre content, therefore easy to digest.
  • Choice between 3 different flavours: orange, raspberry and chocolate.

Gebruik

As Carbo-loader 1 bar (as a snack)
30 min BEFORE 1 bar
DURING 1 or 2 bars per hour of exertion*.

* 1 or 2 bars provide(s) 30 and 60 g carbohydrates respectively.

Eat and drink something during exercise in order to gain as much performance as possible.

The amount of moisture that you will lose during exercise depends on duration, intensity, genetics, body size and various environmental factors such as humidity and temperature. It is therefore not entirely clear how much you should drink while exercising. A very good way to determine how much moisture you need to consume is to use some scales on a day during which you will be training. Weigh yourself before and after training, and multiply the lost weight by 1.5. The outcome is the quantity of fluid that you need to consume in order to compensate for what you lost as sweat.

In order to perform during long periods of exercise, the muscles must have enough glycogen, and that is why it is important to consume carbohydrates while training and replenish these reserves. If no carbohydrates are consumed during long periods of intensive exercise, glycogen in the muscles will become depleted after 90 minutes. The table below shows how much carbohydrate must be consumed, because requirements depend on the duration of the exercise:

<1h No additional carbohydrates required
1-2h 30g per hour
2-3h 60g per hour
>2,5h Up to 90 g per hour

 

You can choose to consume carbohydrates during exercise in liquid, semi-liquid or solid form. The more liquid the food, the faster the carbohydrates will be absorbed during exercise. In stress situations, preference is always given to liquid sources of carbohydrate, because our digestive system does not work optimally when we are under stress.

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Isotonic

€ 24.99

  • The 2:1 formula (maltodextrin: fructose) makes it possible to consume larger amounts of carbohydrates
  • Sodium ensures that moisture is retained better in the body
    and stimulates thirst
  • Ideal isotonic thirst-quencher for hot weather
  • pH-neutral to prevent upset stomach
  • Choice of 4 flavours: lemon, orange-mango, watermelon and forest fruit

Gebruik

Dissolve 35g powder (2 scoops = 35g powder) in 500ml of water. Drink at least 500 ml per hour effort. In warmer conditions and during intensive exercise, it is recommended to drink 750 ml up to 1 l per hour.

Nutritional Energy gel

€ 29.90

  • Unique tri-phase sugar mixture for quick energy boost (after 10min), but also has prolonged effect

Gebruik

10min BEFORE 1 sachet
DURING 1 à 2 sachets per hour effort 

Isotonic Drink Energy Gel

€ 29.90

  • Isotonic solution and therefore optimal and fast absorption
  • No water needed
  • 2 flavours: apple / orange
  • Sweetener and flavour of natural origin
  • Vegan

Gebruik

1-3 gels per hour exercise, dependent of exercise intensity and duration.

Can be used without water.

Ginseng & Guarana Energy Gel

€ 29.90

  • Unique tri-phase sugar mixture for quick energy boost (after 10min), but also has prolonged effect
  • With natural caffeine for extra physical and mental energy boost
  • With alcohol for better absorption of sugars

Gebruik

10min BEFORE 1 sachet
DURING 1 à 2 sachets per hour effort 

Energy Sport Bar

€ 29.90

  • With carbohydrates for a prolonged energy supply during exercise.
  • Can be used as a snack rich in carbohydrates.
  • Low fat and fibre content, therefore easy to digest.
  • Choice between 3 different flavours: orange, raspberry and chocolate.

Gebruik

As Carbo-loader 1 bar (as a snack)
30 min BEFORE 1 bar
DURING 1 or 2 bars per hour of exertion*.

* 1 or 2 bars provide(s) 30 and 60 g carbohydrates respectively.

Sport Gummies

€ 29.90

  • With carbohydrates for the quick replenishment of energy reserves.
  • Sport sweets with delicious cola taste.

Gebruik

DURING

1 sachet de ±8 gummies par heure d’exercice

Eat and drink something after exercise in order to recover as quickly as possible

Proper recovery after training is crucially important, because strangely enough, your body gets stronger and fitter after exercise, not during. In line with the motto “You’re only as good as your last recovery”, it is important to pay attention to what you eat and drink after exercise. This determines how much you will gain from your training. Often, you have to drive or catch a bus, or rush to your next appointment, so you do not immediately supply your body with the building materials it needs to ensure proper recovery. This can cause you to start your next training with fatigue, potentially causing you to enter a negative spiral. This can result in delayed progress, or even injury. What you should do, is provide your body with fuel and the right nutrition as fast as possible.

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Recovery Shake PRO LINE

€ 44.99

  • Contains ±60 g of carbohydrates per portion for optimal replenishment of muscle glycogen
  • Contains ±30 g of high-quality protein (whey protein isolate) per portion for rapid recovery of muscle damage
  • Contains 3 g of leucine per portion, the essential amino acid that plays an important role in protein synthesis and muscle building
  • Contains 1.2 g of salt per portion, to supplement what was lost due to sweating during exercise
  • Choice of 2 flavours: chocolate or banana

Gebruik

Immediately after intensive or very prolonged training/competition:
Dissolve 100 g of powder (3 scoops) in 500 ml of water.

Recovery Sport Bar

€ 29.90

  • With carbohydrates to replenish muscle glycogen
  • With high-grade protein (whey protein) for quick recovery of
    muscle damage
  • With real Belgian chocolate coating

Gebruik

Immediately after: 1 bar

Advanced plan

For those who are ready to take it a step further and are aiming for challenges that are just within their potential. The products below can help you with this depending on your goals.

High Protein Shake High Protein Shake

Protein Shake with 95% whey protein isolate.

1000 gr.
Vanilla

From € 63.99 Carnitine 1000 - More info about this product
Sport Hydro Tab Sport Hydro Tab

Low Calorie electrolyte effervescent tablet for optimal hydration.

3x15 tablets
Raspberry

From € 24.99 Carnitine 1000 - More info about this product
Magnesium 100% Bisglycinate PRO LINE Magnesium 100% Bisglycinate PRO LINE

Magnesium 100% Bisglycinate supports normal muscle function.

60 tablets

From € 24.99 Carnitine 1000 - More info about this product
Beta Alanine Slow Release Beta Alanine Slow Release

Zinc contributes to normal acid-base metabolism.

90 tablets

From € 37.99 Carnitine 1000 - More info about this product
Omega 3 Omega 3

High-dose fish oil supplement.

60 softgels

From € 24.99 Carnitine 1000 - More info about this product
Carnitine 1000 Carnitine 1000

Carnitine food supplement with Vitamin B6 to support energy levels.

30 tablets

From € 19.99 Carnitine 1000 - More info about this product
Arginine 1000 Arginine 1000

Iron contributes to normal oxygen transportation in the body.

30 tablets

From € 19.99 Carnitine 1000 - More info about this product
Iron 125 AA Iron 125 AA

Iron contributes to normal oxygen transportation in the body.

30 capsules

From € 19.99 Carnitine 1000 - More info about this product
Caffeine Sport Gummies Caffeine Sport Gummies

Caffeine stimulates alertness and concentration during exercise.

12x30 gr.
Citrus

From € 29.90 Carnitine 1000 - More info about this product
Caffeine Energy Shot Caffeine Energy Shot

Caffeine stimulates alertness and concentration during exercise.

6x25 ml
Apple

From € 14.99 Carnitine 1000 - More info about this product
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