Friday, August 13, 2010

Nutrition …

Ran across this supplement company, Infinit Nutrition.. Pretty cool idea, probably been around for a while and I am just finding out about it... Like most things...

Anyway, I find it cool because you can mix your own formula to put into your watter bottle.. Right now I use hammer products (used to use a carb blend from GNC but my stomach can't handle too much sugar) and EAS protein and other assortments from GNC. So basically I have to buy One Carb blend, one Electrolyte, a different protein, amino acids, etc... etc... and mix and match them myself...
This company does it for you, you choose how much Carbs-Calories-Electrolytes-Protein-Amino Acids-even Caffeine.. They mix it and put it for you.. So now I can buy one tub instead of 3...

Plus your going to need a different mix of this and that for traditional XC, endurance XC, recovery formulas, cold riding, hot weather riding, etc.....

(Shameless plug to show we can pimp products if they want to throw a sponsorship our way to support our habits)

Why in the hell do I need this you ask? The Hippy might wonder why in the world you would want calories? Hoppe might be wondering why in the hell you would want protein? I only weigh 150lbs, a stick of beef jerky fulfills my protein requirements for the entire week..

With RIM tomorrow, this gives the perfect example... With an endurance race like that your going to need different nutritional requirements than a regular XC race. Your legs run out of Glycogen every hour/ hour 1/2, which is about the length of a traditional XC race. RIM is a different animal entirely, you have got to refuel with calories and carbs like a regular race but after hour 3,4,5,6 etc... you will need to add protein plus some amino acids so your body does not cannibalize itself for fuel. (breaking down lean muscle for fuel)..Its going to be rather hot, so you are going to need to add a sh** ton of electrolytes... (minus the hippy, your going to cramp even if we tie a salt block around your neck and ride with a camelpack of IV)

Now I am no rocket doctor, so some of my info might not be 100% as I understand it, but I think I am on the money, close enough anyway...

Just something to think about, regardless, nutrition is something you should read up on... Prob one of the most important aspects to racing..Especially endurance racing...

Has anyone tried this Product? If not what do you use and find effective????
Good luck tomorrow, ladies and gents!!

Hey Hoppe,
Snap into a Slim Jim!!!

3 comments:

choppe said...

Geez.... Ur taking all the fun out of it. A few pbj's, a little gaterade and maybe some salt tablets.
Professional athletes we r not!

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