When training indoors I used to just have a drink with either BCAA oder SIS Go Electrolyte, if it’s particularly hard I’ll have a SIS gel.
On outdoor rides I’ll usually have a bar (Clif Bar nut butter filled or SIS Go Energy) during the second hour and after I’ll continue with either bars or gels (SIS Go Energy).
In my bottles I’ll have SIS Go Electrolyte, whereby I drink about 500ml per hour.
I just listened to the latest podcast episode about nutrition, weight loss, and what not.
I have two goals:
- loose 4 kgs (from 75 to 71, I’m 178cm tall)
- increase power (FTP) - duh. who doesn’t.
I think it was Nate who said he’ll consume about 90g carbs per hour when riding - after checking what the stuff I consume contains, I realized I am WORLDS away from that.
I only realized that my SIS tabs don’t containt any carbs at all, just electrolytes.
The bars / gels I consume contain about 25g - 40g (gels) carbs, at the most.
I also recently discovered the brand Sponser, their gels have 60g carbs and also all their other items seem to contain way more carbs than other reputable brands like SIS or Clif.
So, more carbs = better?
Then, Sponser is best and all other’s aren’t?
Or is there something I’m missing about SIS & Clif that still makes them great even though they contain less carbs?