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The OTE Sports Bar Range: Explained

The OTE Sports range is ever expanding and most notably over the past 12 months it has been our range of Bars that has grown. However, do you know the difference between what we have on offer? Do you know when is the best time to use them?

Let us help clear things up and point you in the right direction towards the best ways to use our range of bars.

Duo Bar

For: BEFORE & DURING exercise

We would label this as our ‘Performance Bar’. This bar has been developed based on the World Tour cycling teams’ frequent use of ‘rice cakes’ during racing. We wanted to take this concept and develop a great tasting rice based bar that delivers everything needed to help perform at the highest level.

The Duo Bar is split into two pieces, each piece delivering 20g of carbohydrates. This helps you calculate just how much food you are taking on board (check out our Energy System for more advice on this). Its high carbohydrate content means this bar is perfect for BEFORE or DURING training, supplying you with the energy needed to keep exercising at a higher intensity for around 45-60 minutes. The Duo Bars can be used as an alternative or along side the our Energy Gels and Energy Drinks.

The Duo Bars are low in fat, supply you with 9g of protein and are easy to consume whilst exercising. For more details & flavours click here.

Anytime Bar

For: BEFORE & DURING exercise

Our Anytime Bars are a 100% natural flapjack designed to be used around your training or just as a healthier snack option. These great tasting bars are high in carbohydrate meaning they will give you an energy boost before or during a training session; that normal food alternative to energy drinks and energy gels. 

The Anytime Bar is also a great snack idea for anyone with a busy lifestyle who is constantly on the go. Having an Anytime Bar as a mid afternoon snack can help set you up nicely for an evening training session. The Anytime Bars contain 36g of carbohydrates enough energy for around 30-45 minutes exercise at a moderate to high intensity. For more details and flavours click here.

Protein Bar

For: AFTER exercise

The OTE Protein Bar has been developed to provide a quality portion of protein in a great tasting and easy to eat bar.

Our 45g protein bar provides 22g of high quality protein. The best time to consume the bar is within 30 minutes of finishing exercise (read more about recovery here) as this is the optimal time to kick start the body’s recovery process. Alternatively the protein bar is a great snack to be used to help increase daily protein intake. Due to its high protein content it is satiating, which means it helps keep you feeling fuller for longer. For more details click here.

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