Two Gels Per Hour Equals Power
Are you getting the most out of your Endura Sports Energy Gels? They are the perfect source of energy for every athlete on the move, providing a convenient fuel supply to prevent you from hitting the wall over the long haul. Digestive function decreases significantly during endurance exercise so it is important that fuel sources are easy on the stomach. Endura Sports Energy Gels are easily digested, particularly when consumed with 250-300 mL of water as this renders them an isotonic formula, reducing the possibility of digestive upset on the run.
Endura Sports Energy Gels contain dual acting carbohydrates; immediate impact branched chain glucose polymers and slow-release microcrystalline fructose. Glucose polymers and microcrystalline fructose are absorbed via two different channels in the gut, allowing a greater amount of fuel to make it to your muscles for sustained power and greater endurance.1 Endura Sports Energy Gels pack 26 gm of carbohydrates per serve in a convenient sachet that can be easily carried during an event. Along with carbohydrates Endura Sports Energy Gels include 8.5 mg per serve of energy boosting caffeine to enhance performance.2
You should aim to have one energy gel with 250-300 mL of water every 30 minutes of exercise to maximise their benefits. Gels can be taken 15 minutes before training to top up energy stores, and immediately after training to encourage a swift recovery. If you have been searching for an effective, mid-race refuelling strategy, remember two
Endura Sports Energy Gels per hour equals power!
Table 1: When to use Endura Sports Energy Gels with other Endura Products.
|Endura Product Combinations||The Logic|
|Endura Sports Energy Gels with Endura Rehydration Performance Fuel||Endura Sports Energy Gels are often used in conjunction with Performance Fuel during exercise, however some people prefer to separate their carbohydrates from their rehydration formula. Endura Rehydration Low Carb Fuel is the rehydration formula to use in conjunction with Endura Sports Energy Gels in this instance.|
|Endura Sports Energy Gels with Endura Optimizer||Endura Optimizer is normally used during exercise alongside Endura Sports Energy Gels when training exceeds two hours. This combination efficiently replenishes glycogen stores whilst also providing high quality protein to help conserve muscle mass. If your training session lasts less than two hours Endura Sports Energy Gels are a convenient fuel source to use alongside Performance Fuel or Endura Rehydration Low Carb Fuel for optimal rehydration.|
|Endura Sports Energy Gels with Endura Energy Bars||Endura Sports Energy Gels are smaller, lighter, faster to digest and easier to carry during exercise than other fuel options, making them the primary choice in most sports situations. However, during extra-long endurance events, some athletes experience hunger pangs. In this instance, Endura Energy Bars may be used alongside Endura Sports Energy Gels to help provide additional satiety and extra fuel.|
With such a breadth of products in the Endura Sports Nutrition range, it may be difficult at times to know how to use them all optimally. Just remember, when you need a blast of energy in a convenient, quick and easy form, take Endura Sports Energy Gels !
Tips to make taking Gels Easy
Adapting to carrying and taking Energy Gels during an endurance event might seem tricky, especially if you are new to the game. Whether you are running, cycling, swimming, or all three, here are a few practical tips for storing and consuming Energy Gels while pushing your limits:
- Tuck them up the bottom or down the top of your cycling knicks, or tape them to your bike if cycling. Gels also fit easily into the back pockets of your cycling jersey.
- Pin the top of the gels to your shorts, shirt or hat while running with a safety pin or a clip, so that you can rip the bottom off and they are ready to take.
- Wear a fuel belt or mp3 arm band and store gels in them while on the run.
- Always take Energy Gels with 250 - 300 mL of water to reduce the possibility of digestive upset. This can be taken in one serve or sipped slowly over 10-20 minutes if you have an extra sensitive stomach.
- Rip the top off the Energy Gels and consume in one gulp, or hold it between your teeth and lips to suck on slowly over 10-20 minutes (have a serve of water before and/or after sucking on the gel).
Practice how you will carry and take your Endura Sports Energy Gels while training to become familiar with when and how you will take them during the real event. This will help you optimise their use and avoid any unexpected difficulties you may not have anticipated. As a convenient and concentrated source of fuel, Endura Sports Energy Gels can be the boost you need to achieve your sporting potential.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist please consult your healthcare professional.