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First Endurance Multi-V Pro Supplement Review

Supplement companies come and go, but one that has stood the test of time and scientific analysis has been First Endurance. Multi-V, their multi-vitamin entry, has now been tweaked with a Multi-V Pro version, which I used in conjunction with my recent hard block of front-loading periodization.

First Endurance EFS: Not Just Another Sports Drink

You know the sports drink market is becoming a marketing fad when even Kool-Aid is plugging a sports drink in the supermarket aisles. One company that continues to base their products on science rather than marketing is First Endurance, and their long-awaited Electrolyte Fuel System (EFS) adds to their arsenal of innovative racing nutrients…

Toolbox: Carbohydrate Periodization

“Periodization” of your training calendar is the common approach to planning your season. Similarly, the concept of “carb loading” is also a commonly understood concept to maximize performance potential. In the continual quest for gains, coaches and athletes are now looking at “carbohydrate periodization” as an avenue to performance gains, so let’s learn a bit more about this concept…

Optimizing Body Mass to Build Anaerobic Power

Toolbox: Watching the final crush of Milan Sanremo is to view the crescendo of many hours of impressive metabolism. 1000 kilojoule/hour are common place in the pro cycling peloton, and most surely the last hour of M-S-R is way above that value. Those guys are lean and mean - they've optimized their body mass to build anaerobic power.  What about you?

The Best Supplement Practices For Cycling Nutrition

The sports nutrition and supplements industry is a multi-billion dollar business. To cut through the pseudoscience and marketing flim-flam masquerading as science, the International Olympic Committee just published an excellent scientific consensus on “Dietary Supplements and the High Performance Athlete.”

First Endurance Ultragen Storms the Glycogen Window

REVIEW: The hard training we do on the bike is only the stress that we impose, and is only half of the training equation. To get the most out of that hard training, we need to recover and let our body adapt and come back even stronger. Ultragen recovery drink by First Endurance can be a critical component of your recovery plan.

TOOLBOX: Coconut Water Magic?

Even more than training, the field of nutrition is full of commercial interests and marketing masquerading as sound “science.” One of the latest fashionable trends is drinking coconut water for health and hydration, but is it all it’s cracked up to be?