Livigno Extreme 2018

One of the most demanding triathlon events in Europe

In this tough test, athletes are subjected to extreme conditions, not suitable for any sportsman or woman. The weather conditions, despite the fact that the event takes place in August, can lead to the withdrawal of many triathletes. A whole year of sacrifices to have to give up because of the weather conditions. These have not been able to overcome David González, a sportsman from Tenerife who, in spite of having participated with an injury to his right shoulder, has been able to reach the finish line and has obtained a classification of 12th place. Out of 102 participants, only 27 reached the finish line.

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No more cramps

I had been looking for a natural product for a long time that could prevent me from getting cramps. I tried many products but they did not meet my needs. At the Blue-Trail in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, I was given some Aquon seawater sticks and when I tried them I couldn’t believe how good they were. Since then I have not stopped drinking them. A real success. I don’t have cramps and above all I don’t feel sick to my stomach. Surely someone will think that with the salt tablets and drinking a little water is enough. I thought so too until I tried Aquon Hyper. It has nothing to do with other products that provide salt. The Aquon hyper stick gives you 78 electrolytes and is absorbed very quickly and recovery times are very short.

Isotonic drinks or sea water?

Isotonic drinks or sea water?

Do you have cramps or dizziness during your hardest training or races?

You’re probably already thinking about your hydration, but many times, natural water and commercial isotonic drinks don’t give us everything we need.

Today we tell you the main difference between isotonic drinks and seawater, read on to discover it. Sports hydration generates many questions and unknowns and every day more and more sportsmen and women are looking for alternatives to traditional supplementation. The world of nutrition is always looking for ways to go further in order to push our body’s capabilities to the limit. In recent years, seawater is positioning itself as the best alternative to traditional isotonic drinks.

Sports isotonic drinks are based on water with sugar, preservatives, colourings and contain no more than 4 or 5 mineral salts.

In our most demanding training or races, as in the case of endurance sports, our body loses a large amount of minerals which, even if we drink a lot of water or take commercial isotonics, we do not manage to balance. This is what can cause us cramps.

Micro-filtered and structured seawater offers up to 78 electrolytes or minerals that the body assimilates immediately, thanks to the particular structure of the water, the origin of the seawater and the cold micro-filtration process. These minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, etc. help us to reduce fatigue and tiredness, contribute to normal psychological function, the normal functioning of the nervous system and muscles, the maintenance of bones and teeth in normal conditions, electrolyte balance, normal energy metabolism, normal protein synthesis and the process of cell division.

In addition, the stick format of our product allows us to carry it with us everywhere without feeling its weight, which makes it the perfect complement to natural water, to keep our body hydrated at all times.

Find out what our consumers say about how seawater helps them in their sporting activities, the vast majority of which are endurance sportspeople (marathon, trail, ultra king, ironman, triathlon…). You can see their comments on our website, social networks or also on Amazon.

What are you waiting for to hydrate your body in a 100% natural way?

4 mental tricks to run more

Running is a mental sport”. We are all crazy!

This phrase, which you may have already seen on some runner’s shirt, is meant to be a fun date, but the first part is undoubtedly very true.

Like all endurance sports, physical preparation is important, as well as mental preparation, in order to overcome the most difficult moments.

Whether it’s running a mountain trail, doing a marathon or simply training, you’ve probably had moments when you thought you could  not take it anymore.

In these cases, your body may need a boost of calories or minerals, but at other times it’s your mind that will want to stop you, probably tired from the long periods of activity. For this reason, it is important to train and care for our mind as much as our body.

Here are 4 tricks that we have selected after years of contact with endurance athletes, so… let’s get started!

  1. Create your own mantra

Choose a short motivational phrase that really gets you going and repeat it out loud.

In situations of tiredness or difficulty, repeat the mantra to keep your thoughts in a positive state and not fall into the delusion of your mind that it might tell you to ‘Stop’. Some examples of positive mantras would be ‘Don’t stop’ or ‘Keep going, you can do it! ,…

2. Think of the people you love most.

Thinking about the people we love and the moments we have lived with them gives us strength to keep pushing even harder.

Throughout the quarantine we did many ‘live’ shows on Instagram with athletes and many agreed on this point.

3. Count your steps or strides

It may seem a bit odd, but this trick can help us to focus our minds on other tasks. Especially when you’re training for long periods of time, this technique will distract your mind from negative thoughts and motivate you to get to a number. We advise you to set yourself goals, such as 1,000, 5,000, etc.

4. Divide your career or training and reach your goals

A good strategy to feel motivated is to divide our final goal into small objectives. For example, if our training is 20 km we can set two 10 km targets or four 5 km targets. This way we will have a small goal to achieve until we reach the final goal, which will help us to stay focused and more motivated as we achieve the goals.

We hope that some of these tricks can be useful to you to help you achieve better results, knowing how to act when our mind tells us to stop.

Remember that, as well as being mentally prepared, you need to maintain good physical preparation, a healthy diet and the right supplements to best cope with your tests.

And you, do you have any other mental tricks you use?

The Importance of Hydration

In recent years, we are seeing that more and more athletes are practicing triathlon, ironman, trail, marathon, etc. and some are suffering the consequences of not being sufficiently hydrated. A lot of mineral salts are lost through sweat in addition to water. This affects the performance of the athletes.

If we are almost 70% water, it is logical to think that what happens in our organism has a direct relationship with the liquid element. This body water contains electrolytes and solutes in solution. It forms the extracellular fluid, the main extracellular ion being sodium and potassium as the main, more concentrated, ion of the intracellular fluid.

Water is an acidic nutrient but it is fundamental for our body to remain properly structured and in perfect working order. If water is essential for the organism, the maintenance of the water balance is fundamental for the human being. Any imbalance can negatively affect physical performance and harm the body’s health (Veicsteinas and Belleri,1993).

A person can lose around 2.5 litres of water a day: 1.5 litres through urine, 100 ml with the faeces and 1 litre through evaporation, breathing and perspiration (which increases considerably in very hot environments and above all with physical exercise).

When we talk about sportsmen and women, these water losses increase and consequently the water requirement increases. In extreme conditions, water requirements can increase by 5 or 6 times the normal amount (Iturriza et al., 1995).

Dehydration is defined as the dynamic loss of body water due to sweat during physical exercise without fluid replacement, or a replacement that does not compensate for the proportion of fluid lost.

When we lose water, we carry away mineral salts. The ions removed depend on the route of exit. Sweat: Na+(sodium) is lost, about 40mEq/l; Potassium K+, about 3mEq/l); Chlorine, Cl- about 40 mEq/l; in diarrhoea, on average they are Na+100 mEq/l; K+30-40 mEq/l; Cl-40 mEq/l and CO3H-(bicarbonate) 22mEq/l

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