Despite what some folks in the endurance world may try to tell you, science has proven time and time again that carbohydrate is the body’s preferred source of energy. Sure the body can operate solely off of fat and ketone bodies (when you force your body into an metabolic adaptation called "ketosis"), but it will probably feel like you're fighting an uphill battle.
Caffeine is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world with millions (probably billions) of people around the world drinking coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, and taking various caffeine containing supplements on a daily basis. Why do we love caffeine so much? Whether its the morning cup of Joe or the afternoon energy drink to get over the 3:00 slump, we are obsessed (or should I say addicted) to caffeine! It gets us going, keeps us awake, makes us feel good, and helps us swim/bike/run/paddle/lift/climb faster, further, and heavier than without it!
When it comes to protein, most people think about weight training, big muscles and "bulking-up". Do endurance athletes need protein DURING training and racing? The answer is maybe... Let's take a closer look at the ins and outs of protein for endurance athletes during training and racing.
We know that no two athletes are the same - both when it comes to their nutritional needs and how they create their perfect nutrition solution.No matter the method, our goal is for you to have your own custom blend that tastes the way YOU want and fuels you all day long without a single gel, bar, or salt pill.
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Vegan Blend Protein is available as an alternative to our standard whey protein isolate. The plant-based protein blend is a complete protein blend consisting of 50% organic brown rice protein and 50% faba (aka "fava") bean protein. The Vegan Protein blend is rich in vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium, and b-complex vitamins. Selecting the Vegan Protein Alternative for your Custom Mix will increase the osmolality of your blend slightly due to the higher nutrient content
Low blood sugar is never fun. Not only will it cause you to hit a wall during exercise, but it can also make you feel like you literally hit a wall - blurred vision, lightheadedness, nausea, the general feeling that you might suddenly pass out are just some of the symptoms of low blood sugar, also known as “hypoglycemia.“
Spencer Petrov is quickly becoming one of America's biggest names of up-and-coming CX racers in the world. With huge success both internationally and domestically, Spencer could be America's best chance at winning a CX World Championship in the near future.
Beta-alanine is a hot topic in nutrition for exercise performance. Beta-alanine acts as a “muscle buffering agent” within the cells of muscle tissue. It is a naturally occurring amino acid that many athletes take in order to increase their muscles ability to delay fatigue and recover quicker from exercise. But how does it work?