USING GRIT AS PART OF YOUR ENDURO REGIME
Many athletes don’t recognise that pre-hydration is an important part of event preparation. Dehydration is the number one performance inhibitor for enduro athletes, and we see that even as little as a 2% deficit in hydration can seriously affect your performance Hydration does not only involve drinking enough water as electrolytes and glucose play a vital role in moving water into the cells. Grit Enduro plays an important role in getting hydrated and staying hydrated. Here is how you can use Grit Enduro as part of your pre-event hydration regime:
Night before: 500ml water or 1 serve Grit Enduro with 500ml water.
On waking: 500ml-750ml water.
30mins before the Event: 1 serve Grit Enduro with 500ml water.
During the Event:
Prolonged exercise requires large amounts of carbohydrate to sustain high levels of performance. Is it difficult to attain these high levels of carbohydrates intake with gels or food as they cause gut discomfort. This limiting factor makes meeting the higher energy demands of endurance sport challenging.
Grit Endurance Fuel is designed to overcome these challenges by combining two different types of carbohydrates in a scientifically proven ratio for enhanced energy absorption, without the negative effects on the gut. This allows athletes to ingest higher amount of carbohydrate per hour and improve their performance in a way that is gentler on the gut.
Grit Enduro is more than just nutrition; it also supports hydration and electrolyte balance. Flexible mixing allows each athlete to determine their optimal concentration on the day.
Exercise lasting less than two hours: ( Research recommends 60g-90g of carbohydrate per hour)
2-3 servings of Grit Enduro mixed with 750- 1000 ml of water.
For exercise lasting over two hours: ( Research recommends 90-120g carbohydrate per hour).
The hotter the day higher amounts of water and electrolytes per hour is advisable.
3-4 servings of Grit Enduro mixed with 1000ml of water.
After prolonged exercise there is a window of opportunity for optimal rehydration and refuelling of glycogen stores. This window exists for only a few hours and requires high amounts of carbohydrate, water and electrolytes in order to replenish.
To make the best use of this “reload gap” use 2-3 servings of Grit Enduro mixed with 1000ml of water, every hour, for the first two hours after exercise.
Drink additional water and have a high carbohydrate meal with added protein within 2 hours.
Of interested, the caffeine found in Grit Enduro boosts glycogen stores replenishment assisting in a stronger recovery and better-repeated performance.
International society of Sports Nutrition:
“When exercise lasts more than 60mins and especially as duration extends beyond 90mins, athletes should ingest glucose/electrolyte solutions to maintain blood glucose levels, prevent dehydration and reduce the immune suppressing effect of intensive exercise.”
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