USAC riders have chosen Science in Sport to fuel them throughout 2016/2017. A leader in endurance sports nutrition, Science in Sport also leads the banned substance testing with informed choice evolved certification. Science in Sport will provide energy, hydration, protein and recovery products, along with world-class knowledge to all USAC athletes. Take a look at the need states for each USAC athlete, along with the products that will help meet their nutritional demands.
Need State- Energy
Carbohydrate is the main fuel source for high intensity exercise and is stored in the muscles and liver as glycogen. Riders will want to avoid depleting these stores, taking on energy early during rides. During long distance races, riders will take on 60-90g of carbohydrate per hour, using Science in Sport GO products.
GO Isotonic Energy Gel:
The worlds first Isotonic energy gel, this product is designed to digest rapidly to get to the riders muscles fast. This gel provides 22g of carbohydrate, without the need to taken with water.
GO Energy + caffeine Gel:
This gel uses the same innovative formulation as the GO Isotonic Energy Gel, with the addition of 75mg of caffeine to help give riders a mental edge to push them through.
Need State- Hydration
During intense rides USAC athletes sweat and with this they lose electrolytes. Fluid and electrolytes need replacing or the athlete will become dehydrated . As little as a 2% reduction in body mass due to sweat loss can cause dehydration, which is associated with an increase in heart rate and body temperature. This can decrease mental stimulation, concentration and overall performance. GO Hydro and GO Electrolyte are used before and during rides to optimise hydration
With 36g of carbohydrate and electrolytes, GO Electrolyte gives riders the opportunity to hit both energy and hydration goals. This will be used before and during rides and used in combination with GO gels.
The ultimate low calorie hydration drink, GO Hydro provides the body with an optimal 30 mmol/L of sodium needed for hydration. As a convenient effervescent tablet, this will be dissolved in water and used before, during and after rides.
Need State: Caffeine
Caffeine acts centrally on the brain to lower the perception of effort, which is particularly noticeable towards the end of longer endurance rides or before shorter, intense rides like a track session. USAC athletes will use caffeine products to push them through tough training sessions and competition
GO Caffeine Shot
The GO Caffeine shot contains 150mg of caffeine, 2g citrulline malate and B vitamins to help support the reduction of tiredness and fatigue before and during exercise. This si the ideal product for before short intense sections, in a convenient format.
Need State- Rebuild
During intense rides, muscle fibres tear, which is what causes muscle soreness. Muscle protein synthesis is the process of rebuilding these muscle fibres, with protein intake crucial to maintaining a positive protein balance. Riders will take on protein post exercise, as well as throughout the day at intervals of 20-25g every 3-4 hours.
Using premium whey protein isolate (31g), Advanced Isolate+ is the ideal product for athletes looking to increase dietary protein intake, with fast digesting protein and minimum levels of fat and carbohydrate. It also tastes great!
USAC athletes will use Overnight Protein 30 minutes before bed to help facilitate the rebuild process while they sleep, especially after intense rides. With slow digesting milk protein (25g), Overnight protein releases protein slowly into the system.
Need State- Recovery
The aim of recovery is to make the most out of training, increase adaptations and be ready to train again with minimal fatigue. During high intensity rides, the athletes will use up all available carbohydrate stores. This must be replaced, along with essential electrolytes that are lost through sweat to prepare the body to go again. Fast digesting protein must also be consumed to help riders rebuild muscle fibres and reduce muscle breakdown.
REGO Rapid Recovery:
The first recovery formula, REGO provides 20g of protein, 22g of carbohydrates and electrolytes. Riders will use REGO post ride to replace energy stores and help rebuild damaged muscles.