Got this today…wow if I ate all that before a big ride or race and after it would cost more than big race entry fees. Not to mention I would probably gain weight.
Hi - Charlotte here.
3-4 hours ahead of your workout, I like to have a Kyoku Breakfast Shake or Vafels with a serving of RX Nut Butter, both options pack in protein, carbs, and fats, giving your body the fuel it needs to get started.
Start of workout I’ll take 1 Caffeinated Gel (Maurten 100 Caf 100 or SiS Go Energy + Caffeine). This is more for when I’m racing, but if it is a big all out effort, you should follow the same strategy as if it was race day.
During your workout. I follow the every 20 minute rule of taking one Gel or some chews. This keeps me eating all the time during the workout in smaller amounts so I’m replenishing as I’m burning carbs.
I like to alternate between gels and chews every 20 minutes. With a high-carb fueling strategy, you are eating a lot, and swapping between gels and chews helps.
At the end of your workout My favorite recovery shake is Swiss RX Total Recovery, packing tons of great nutrients that will help your body start to repair after the hard effort.
Afterward, ensure you have a meal that contains carbohydrates, protein, and fat to continue the restoration process. Your body’s fuel tank will thank you!
Any questions, just drop me an email at Charlotte@thefeed.com