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Product Review - CarboRocket Half Evil Sport Drink

Fuel Smarter Go Farther.  Next Level Nutrition For Athletes. CarboRocket Salt Lake City, Utah About the Company from the website:   Founder, Brad Keyes, an avid endurance athlete, literally couldn't stomach anything during training and racing. Come race day, vomit was almost guaranteed. He would then spend the rest of the day, useless, curled up in a ball on the floor, much to the chagrin of his wife and kids. After figuring out it was his nutrition that was causing the problem, Keyes began his journey of researching and consulting with top nutritionists and exercise physiologists. This led to him testing ingredients and formulations (on himself and unsuspecting friends) and ultimately their first product, CarboRocket. Finally, something that could be used all day for hydration, fuel and electrolytes that didn't cause any stomach or familial distress! The current sports drink market is saturated with chemical-filled, poor-tasting beverages. CarboRocket i

Should you swish or swallow?

When was the last time you felt a sudden drop of energy during a workout but after a quick sip of a sport drink, swig of a gel or chop of a chew, you felt an instant pick-me-up? Because skeletal muscle glucose uptake during exercise is not an instant process, it's important to consider the practicality of sport nutrition products as it relates to meeting your fluid, electrolyte, carbohydrate and motivational eeds. Because of the time that it takes to digest and absorb nutrients (nutrients must move from the mouth to the small intestines, where absorption occurs), this is one of the primary reasons to rely on well-formulated sport nutrition products (instead of real food) in a convenient/portable form, to supply your body with a steady intake of "fuel" regularly throughout training/racing. Ironically, when you consume sport nutrition, your muscles don't receive a quick jolt of energy, but instead, your brain was rewarded by something sweet (glucose), giving yo

How to fuel for a night race

It wasn't too long ago when I was staying up way past my bedtime to watch Karel race Pro 1/2 in  night criterium events. The start time for these events could be anywhere between 6-9pm! Oh the adrenaline watching these cyclists go round and round the downtown streets, making sharp turns and accelerating past one another, while attacking and dodging sketchy movements. If you are an athlete training for an event, there's a good chance that your event starts early in the morning. Night races, however, are growing in popularity, for a variety of reasons. While an event may cover the same distance regardless of the start time, there are unique obstacles to overcome when racing in an evening race - specifically nutrition. Seeing that most athletes train early morning and race early morning, there are plenty of opportunities to understand what foods will work the best before and on race day morning. As for a night race, you may struggle to understand what to eat during the day and

Don't be afraid to share your struggles

In our social media obsessed world, it's very easy to scroll through Facebook or Instagram and feel like everyone but you is succeeding in life - diet, training, family, relationship, career...... Living a failure-free life is not possible nor is it worth striving for. We all struggle at times. Furthermore, setbacks bring value to life as they give life greater meaning when things go well. A failure makes you appreciate the successful moments and forces you to learn how to react to unfavorable situations. Although it's normal to use social media to post/share your highlighted moments in life, it's important to acknowledge your setbacks and not hide your feelings when you are in a tough place. Instead of avoiding your feelings or pretending that you are ok, accept sadness, embarrassment, guilt, frustration, depression and fear in your grieving process. For almost every athlete, a setback is bound to occur at some point in your athletic career, if not at least once p