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One Whole Year with KMC PT.1 - What lies ahead...

One whole year! We can hardly believe it! But before we give you a brief recap of our first year, here’s where we are now and what lies ahead for Kendal Mint Company.But first of all...  NEW PRODUCTS?!  You may have already seen this but yes, that's right, times are tough for all but we have some very exciting news for you. Next mont...
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The "Dual-Charge" 2:1 Carbohydrate Ratio - How to maximise your potential

Carbohydrates are fuel to the human body. A bit like a car, your body needs to be re-fueled and can only store a certain amount in its "fuel tank". On average, the body can only absorb around 60g of Carbohydrate per hour. This is where our "Dual Charge" formulation comes into play. Our Energy Gels and Drinks utilise a dual charg...
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What to Eat Between Meals! - More or Less Calories?

 Why snack?For people with a very active lifestyle their daily calorie intake needs to match the amount of exercise their doing! In a lot of cases this isn't practical, or even achievable, from only 3 meals a day.In come the snacks! Snacks are a flexible and easy way to top up your nutrition intake but not all snacks are created equal. Yo...
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Top Tips for Training during "lockdown"

1. Keep things in perspective The Covid-19 outbreak is putting extreme pressure on the NHS and other key front line services. People are getting very ill, some are dying and many are unable to work and are facing financial hardship. In this context, the fact that the triathlon season has been suspended, we can't swim and can only go out to exe...
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Are B Vitamins the key to more energy on and off the track??

 When it comes to B vitamins it is more important to focus on not missing out rather than trying to cram in as much as possible. Current evidence supports the theory that athletes, and those who exercise frequently or at high intensity may have an increased need for vitamin B-6, in particular, and may benefit from supplementing with a multivit...
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Minty Inspiration - Delicious Chocolate Protein Porridge

The most important meal of the day as we all know, breakfast, or is it? Yes, it is and when training it's great to be able to top up with a bit of extra protein. After a nights sleep, your body's gas tank is running on empty, so it's important to fuel properly from the moment you wake up.However, this protein oats recipe can be even more beneficial...
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Why you should be topping up your Electrolytes!

We've all heard of Electrolytes and we all know the importance of staying hydrated, but why are Electrolytes so important?  What are Electrolytes? They sound exciting but they are all about balance. Simply, electrolytes are electrically charged minerals which have a key role in many bodily functions, specifically fluid balance. Their char...
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Minty Inspiration - Worlds Easiest Protein Bars?

Recharge your packed lunch with these incredibly simple Protein Bars! Protein snacks are a brilliant way to keep your energy up between meals as well as keeping your appetite in check. They are also sometimes essential for those aiming for a big daily protein intake! Our PRO MIX has a quality blend of Protein and Dual Charge Carbs fo...
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Foods to help boost Your Immune system

The immune system is complex and eating a healthy, balanced diet is only one of many ways to help support immune health.It is also essential to be mindful of the other lifestyle factors that may affect immune system health, such as exercising and not smoking.Anyone who gets frequent colds or other illnesses and is concerned about their immune syste...
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Covid 19 Update

Another Covid 19 related post, important non the less!It's important we follow the governments advice to stay safe but what is more clear than anything, is that fit, healthy bodies are more effective at fighting sickness.Get out into those big, green, open spaces, run up the fells, cycle the passes. Stay healthy, stay active, stay safe. KMC it.If y...
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Strength Training For Athletes With Josh Dowson

 A lot of people think the key to improving your running time is by well, running. And Although it is very important, developing the strength of your muscles ultimately helps you not only run faster, but reduce your likely hood of injury.Allow me to explain.First of all, let me take you to the very source, your Muscles.Once you have a greater ...
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World Class Junior Cycle Team Zappi Fuelled by KMC - Update

At KMC we are strong believers in long-term athlete development. ​2020 will see the launch of our partnership with Team Zappi. A world class junior cycle team who have seen huge success and development into professional cycling. As part of our partnership we will be providing nutritional support to all of the riders. Including: Race-day n...
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Busting a few myths about protein

Last week we told you about protein, and how it's one of the most important tools in the arsenal of any athlete, regardless of pursuit. But the truth is that lots of people are still sceptical about protein, its uses and benefits, perceived dangers and downsides, sources of protein, and more. So this week, we're going to bust a few myths about prot...
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Winter training - Richard Anderson, Team KMC

The winter months can be a difficult time for endurance athletes. The days are short, the weather is rubbish and race season is months away. There are so many excuses not to train consistently… but if you want to nail a big season, excuses are not an option.   So what is the best way to attack winter when your big races are in the summer? It i...
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"How setting goals helps motivate me" - Michael Parkin, Team KMC

When thinking about setting yourself goals, it's important to ask yourself how and why? So we thought it would be interesting to get a little insight from Team KMC member Michael Parkin. Here's his advice. A little bit about Michael...  Hi, I'm Michael. I'm a fell runner conveniently located in Penrith, just outside of the Lake District. ...
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"Veganism" For athletes - Good or Bad?

 So it's a pretty tough time for all, stuck at home, no events, minimal outdoor activity, but for good reason! Perhaps this is perfect chance to kick our old habits and build a lifestyle and routine to help you live a healthier, happier life? Many are now even following the ever growing trend of Veganism, quite a lifestyle ...
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How protein can help you achieve your New Year's fitness goals

​So 2020 is upon us. We are now as close to the year 2050 as we are to 1990, McDonald's McChicken range is 40 years old, and kids going to university this year were born in 2002... Terrifying right? But fear not, because with a new year comes new challenges, opportunities and adventures. More importantly, it also brings with it the age-ol...
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30 Wainwrights at 30

How did you imagine spending your 30th birthday? Down the pub? How about running 30 Wainwrights  in 17 hours... Well, that's exactly what our incredible ambassador Richard Anderson did. Read his story of epic proportions below:At 5am on Saturday 14 December myself and a group of friends set out on a 47 mile fell run over 30 Wain...
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How to stay safe exercising outdoors this winter

Ice, snow, the cold, Yetis, the perils of winter outdoor exercise are many. Pigs in blankets are not the only reason so many of us fail to say in shape over the winter. Sometimes the prospect of an icy, cold workout in the winter is just too much for some. But whilst we can't always help you with the motivation to go outside, we can help you keep s...
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Team KMC - Ajay Sharda - Running

 I'm Ajay, husband and father from Oxford. Former unfit guy who now loves to run and lift for myself, my peace of mind and my family.I've to date ran many half marathons, several Tough Mudders and 3 Spartan races. I've not long completed my first marathon and am aiming for 100. It's also great to be asked by Kendal Mint Co to join the team as ...
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