Cycling is a fairly unusual sport, with elements of bike technique, tactics, and handling skills, but ultimately it comes down to a simple question: Can my body work more efficiently than my competitors? . Even if you’re not in a head-on competition, can your body conquer the ride as effectively as you’d like it to?
Either way, the old cliché is true – your body is your engine. And the performance of the engine is determined by the fuel that is put in.
In straight metaphor, the answer is simple. Refuel enough calories to reach the finish line and off you go. But the human body is far more complex than any machine, so we need different substances before, during and after the ride. For example, your body needs essential salts and minerals to effectively hydrate. You need protein to rebuild and strengthen your muscles. And, of course, you need carbohydrates to give you energy to run.
So what do you actually need and when?
Learn what your body needs and how to meet it with Enervit’s line of nutritional products, including the new C2:1 Pro Series mid-ride energy options.
Of course, training for big events should start long before you hit the start line. Similarly, your nutritional strategy should be prepared shortly before the big day. But Enervit also has some great products to help you meet the challenges ahead, even if you’re just getting started.
If you’re going for a big cycling challenge, you should start your pre-ride nutrition routine at least the night before and have slow-release carbs. On the morning of the event, Enervit’s Pre Sport Jelly is a perfect addition to your breakfast.
Enervit Pre Sport is a highly technical energy supplement based on a concentrate of various carbohydrate sources and enriched with isomaltose and vitamin B1. Isomaltose is especially important as it causes a slight rise in blood sugar unlike other sugars, making it ideal for the early stages of the ride.
Choose from cranberry or orange flavors, or Coke with 50mg of caffeine added. Between 1 hour and 30 minutes before the start he should take two 45g sachets and start in the best possible way.
On board – energy
Your body needs more than just carbohydrates while riding. For example, you also need the salt your body needs to effectively hydrate. So, we’ve split ride nutrition into separate specialties, starting with energy.
First, we’ll focus on Enervit’s new flagship product, the C2:1 Pro series. Created in collaboration with his world-class UCI WorldTour road racing team, specifically Trek Riddle and UAE Team Emirates, the C2:1 Pro Series is designed to meet the targeted needs of all athletes. Masu. This includes maximizing carbohydrate absorption, minimizing the risk of intestinal stress, minimizing sweetness, minimizing satiety, and a wide variety of textures and formats for a “tailor-made” strategy. includes providing
The word “Pro” in the name of this product is obvious, but the “2:1” refers to Enervit’s combination of maltodextrin DE1 and fructose in a 2:1 ratio. this, Studies have shownthe body can consume more than 60g of carbs per hour and consume more than 90g of carbs to maintain peak performance while minimizing the risk of intestinal stress.
Enervit’s C2:1 Pro Isocarb Energy Drink is the ideal ride partner to support your most intense sports performance efforts. Its versatile formula is suitable for the preparation of isotonic and hypotonic beverages, depending on dosage, allowing up to 90g of carbohydrate per hour.
It has a lemon flavor, is less sweet and has a milder taste, and is free of colorings, artificial flavors and sweeteners. Simply mix 2 scoops into 500ml of water or 3 scoops into 750ml of water for 1 hour of energy maintenance.
For a quick 2:1 energy boost, C2:1 Pro Carb Gel is handy to carry in your bum pocket, but just 60ml of the gluten-free, fat-free formula delivers a whopping 40g of carbs! can.
Available in orange or lime flavor, with added B vitamins, take 1-2 gels per hour of activity.
One of the more important aspects of on-board nutrition than knowing what to eat when, is knowing how your body responds to different food and drink options. For those who find gels and solids taxing their stomachs, Enerbit has innovated all of her C2:1 Pro Nutrition technology to perfectly combine the typical chewiness of a bar with the ease of swallowing a gel. Available in patent-pending ‘jelly’.
Available in tropical fruit flavors, each 50g jelly contains 30g of carbs, so take 1-2 each hour while you’re in the saddle.
C2:1 Pro Carb Bar uses a unique oat base with an innovative high-energy formula designed to deliver more carbs per bite while reducing serving time. Reduced fat (5%) and protein content (less than 5%) promotes absorption and chewing, providing 30 g of carbohydrates in each bar.
You can choose from brownie flavor or natural flavor.
Finally, the C2:1 Pro series has a product that I really want to try. However, these are not your typical sweets. C2:1 Pro Carbo Chew is a unique gummies with his ideal 2:1 ratio of maltodextrin and fructose. Developed to be easy to eat, each pack contains he six chews, allowing you to dispense carbs exactly when you need them during your ride.
It has an orange flavor and provides vitamin B1 for effective energy metabolism and 30 g of carbs per pack. Consume 1 pack for every hour you ride your bike.
On the ride – electrolytes and salinity
Nutrition on the ride is more than just energy and water. You also need salt and electrolytes so that your body can effectively use the water you’re ingesting.
Enervit’s Isotonic Energy Drink Powder offers the best of both worlds with a blend of four carbohydrates, a mixture of sucrose, dextrose, fructose and maltodextrin, combined with a combination of vitamins and minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and vitamin D. I’m here. Ensures effective hydration and energy maintenance for the long term.
Available in orange or lemon flavor, just mix 2 measuring spoons of powder with 500ml of water for about an hour of on-ride support.
Another option for salt intake is Enervit Salt Caps. Perfect for use during strenuous exercise, our capsules provide sodium, an important electrolyte involved in maintaining fluid balance in the body. Vitamin D contributes to normal muscle function. Vitamin B1 that contributes to fatigue reduction. And vitamin C helps maintain the immune system during and after strenuous exercise. Take 2 capsules with 500ml of water every hour of exercise. Take up to 8 capsules per day.
Effective post-ride nutrition is essential for three reasons: restoring water and mineral levels in the body, replenishing energy (glycogen) stores, and repairing damaged tissue. To achieve this, it is important to consume foods and drinks that contain: High glycemic index carbohydrates such as maltodextrin and proteins or amino acids (especially glutamine). Protein and leucine for tissue repair.
That’s why Enervit has some great recovery-focused products.
You’ve reached the finish line and you’re feeling satisfied that your run went well, but you’re still missing the nutrition you need. It’s time to take effective recovery products to help your body recover from exercise.
Enervit’s R2 Recovery Drink is an innovative formula based on maltodextrin and branched-chain amino acids, enriched with a vitamin mix that aids in energy and protein metabolism and helps the body recover, ready to be consumed immediately after strenuous exercise. Designed to
Mix 50g of orange-flavoured powder (approximately 3 scoops) with 350ml of water, shake well and consume immediately after exercise.
If there’s one thing you’ve probably learned from this article, it’s that there are many ways you can meet your nutritional requirements, and post-ride is no exception.
Enervit’s protein bars are perfect for post-events, with a unique formula based on milk and soy protein with added vitamins to provide up to 20g of gluten-free protein and valuable nutrients to aid muscle repair.
With Dark Choco, Coco Choco, Chocolate Cream, Vanilla Yogurt, Hazelnut, Lemon Cake, Triple Chocolate, and Choco Orange flavors, there’s no reason why you can’t find your favorite version. Have 1-2 bars with a glass of water within 1 hour after your ride.