by Julie Cornelius, MS
I get asked all the time what products I recommend for on-the-bike and during workouts. In general, I am not a fan of a lot of products and recommend a lot of “real food.” But there is one product that I recommend hands down to every athlete I work with- CarboRocket.
CarboRocket is a sports drink that is formulated with a 2:1 ratio of Maltodextrin to fructose- a ratio that has been proven to increase digestion of carbohydrates. Because of this ratio, I have found that almost every athlete that I have recommended CarboRocket to has had success with it and has not had any digestive issues when using it. During long endurance events and short, high intensity races alike, this is really key. During a 24 hour race, nobody wants to have an upset stomach at hour 18 that they have to push through. During those long endurance events when people get tired of eating solid foods, I add in CarboRocket Half Evil to their hourly race plan. This formula is 333 calories in one bottle, is high in electrolytes and a few flavors have a little caffeine boost to help people push through those toughest hours.
I still recommend eating a lot of real food during workouts or a race, but CarboRocket fits in to any athletes nutrition program in addition to that food. Give it a try! Just make sure to test it out in a training ride or workout before the big race day!
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Julie Cornelius, MS is Co-founder of Potential Energy Training & Nutrition. She has an extensive background in nutrition and graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ with both her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Nutrition. She has worked in fitness studios helping clients achieve their nutrition goals, spent two years teaching college nutrition courses, and was the founder of Julie Bar, an energy bar company. Julie is a long time cyclist and mountain biker who loves being outdoors. Julie helps individuals to meet their nutrition goals, whether it is eating to win an endurance mountain bike race, losing weight, or just eating to be healthier.