Seeing as Raleigh is a distributor of lots of riding accessories as well as bikes we thought you might like to know about some research just released by High5 sports nutrition.
Their new research shows you could go 26% FURTHER at race pace with no additional training, simply by changing your nutrition strategy
In a 2012 test run by independent sport scientists, cyclists were asked to ride a 60 mile Sportive as quickly as possible. If they had anything left, they were then required to continue riding for as far as possible matching their 60 mile speed.
On one occasion: the test subjects used their own brand of nutrition, as they would normally in an event of this nature.
On another occasion: they used High5’s award winning EnergySource drink (with 2:1 fructose) and followed a scientific nutrition strategy as detailed in the High5 Faster & Further Nutrition Guides.
The test subjects rode 26% further (on average) using High5.
Lead researcher Dr. Carrie Ferguson commented, ”This study demonstrates the benefits of 2:1 Fructose in improving endurance performance and supports the performance gains demonstrated both in the scientific literature and by High5’s previous Race Faster Research”.
This study has many implications for athletes. Cyclists who are just able to complete a 60 mile Sportive “feeling OK” using their current nutrition, could step-up to longer 90 mile distances by simply switching to High5 and following the High5 Faster & Further Nutrition Guides on the day of the event. When we say step-up, we mean that they could ride 90 miles at the same speed they would normally ride 60 miles and with a similar level of fatigue at the finish line. The same principles would apply to going longer distances in Triathlon. In fact the longer the distance the greater the benefit you should see.
The High5 Faster & Further Nutrition Guides are free to download. They are based on the latest research and show you how to use High5 products correctly. They are also easy to follow and have been fine tuned using feedback received from thousands of athletes taking part in many of the World’s toughest endurance challenges. The guides are available for a range of different sports, and cover all major race distances and weather conditions. They also provide scientific advice on what is a correct performance enhancing dose of caffeine according to bodyweight and race distance. In the above study, the test subjects followed the High5 Faster & Further Nutrition Guide / Road Cycling: sub section 60 to 200 mile Sportive.
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