Christmas Reading 2021

We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and to keep those brain cells mobilised over the festive period, as we have always done in recent years, we put before you some educational reading to work through at your leisure.

Every year we release a different topic daily on social media, but if you’re lucky enough to have stumbled across this page on our website, all of the links to the articles have been put in one place for easy access.

If you have any questions relating to the content of these publications, do drop us a line at our enquiries email and we’ll get back to you after 4th January when the technical team are back in the New Year:

Everesting – Nutrition & Psychology: Recently, TORQ boss Matt Hart signed himself up for a particularly difficult ‘Everesting’ challenge, which involved cycling repeatedly up and down a local hill until he had climbed the height of Mt Everest and here Matt talks about the nutritional and psychological strategies he used.

Hydration & Fuelling for Indoor Training: With the advances in cycle simulation computer programs like Zwift, training indoors is becoming increasingly popular and we want to clear up any confusion over the kind of hydration and nutrition you should be using.

Protein, Performance & 20-25g Protein Recipes: Protein, what is it, why do we need it, how often should we consume it and what kinds of foods and recipes should we be considering?

Fuelling a World Record Attempt: On 26/27th June 2021, a team of determined cyclists will aim to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest cycling journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) in a relay team format and here we talk about their fuelling strategy.

Vitamin D – Immunity, Health & Performance: Known as the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’, what roles does Vitamin D have within the human body, how do we produce it and should we supplement with it? We explore Vitamin D in depth and help you to learn more about its role in immunity, health and exercise performance.

Fuelling Practicality: We coined the phrase ‘Fuelling Simplicity’ when we developed the TORQ Fuelling System. Here we talk about how our dedication to science combined with our wealth of experience provides you with the practical fuelling product solutions you need.

Periodisation & Peaking 1- The Off Season: In the first of our 3 articles on periodisation and peaking, we look at the Off Season or what Sports Scientists like to call the ‘Transitional Training Phase’.

Periodisation & Peaking 2 – Planning Your Training: We provide you with the tools and education needed to plan your training so that you peak for your key events next year – a concept known in the world of Sports Science as ‘Periodisation & Peaking.’

Zinc – Immunity, Health & Performance: Zinc is known as an ‘essential trace element.’ Here we explore why Zinc is such an important nutrient to source from our daily diet and the roles it plays within the human body.

Immune System Support: We have created the definitive guide to help you understand what your immune system is, how it works, how to strengthen it and how to fight infection effectively should your immune defences be breached.

Once again, on behalf of all the staff here at TORQ, have a fantastic Christmas and New Year…