TORQ South Africa
We believe that the endurance sport community in South Africa is ready for a new range of great tasting nutritional supplements that have been designed from the bottom up with the endurance athlete in mind.
Developed to deliver sustained energy before, during and after activity, our products deliver everything you need to get you through your toughest training sessions and races. TORQ also provides the most comprehensive recovery product on the market today.
As endurance coaches (and athletes themselves), the founders of TORQ in the UK have developed TORQ products through a need to offer the highest standard of support to their athletes. TORQ critically analyses every product on the market – takes on board their best features – then improves on them – every little detail – without compromise. We ask our clients which types of products they prefer to use and continually develop and perfect our range. We hope that the comprehensive nature of this e-brochure is testament to this.
Our products are used extensively in all kinds of endurance sports. With their origins in Mountain Biking, TORQ products have quickly made a name for themselves in other endurance disciplines like Triathlon, Running and Swimming. They have been up Everest and to the North Pole. They have been used by British Firefighters and also at the highest level of Football and Motorsport.
The principles of sports nutrition hold true for any branch of endurance sport – if you have an endurance goal, TORQ is there to help you achieve it.
I have been training and racing on TORQ for eight years now – the products just really work for me and I love their taste. I like the range of products and the TORQ Fueling System allows me to adapt my intake according to the weather, course profile and how I’m feeling on the day. Ever since I started using TORQ products and training programs, my performance has consistently improved.
Working on the basis of a 4 hour race in cool conditions, here is what I plan to consume: 2.5 litres TORQ energy (150grams of carbohydrates) and 5 TORQ gels (140grams of carbohydrates). In total this will give me 290grams of carbohydrates, equating to 72.5grams per hour. I weigh 52kg so this will give me 1.4 grams per kg of body weight per hour – a nutrition plan I know works well for me. Typically I aim for between 1 and 1.5 grams and a target of 1.4 will ensure that I get well within this range even if I don’t finish all of my bottles.