Anyone else use this stuff? I've been using this stuff after some of my longer/harder rides lately, and I figured I'd share with the group....
In a nutshell, the **** seems to actually work. I've used stuff like Cytomax and GU20 in the past as they were drinks that are supposed to be the greatest thing since sliced bread for buffering lactic acid and replenishing electolytes during rides, blah blah blah......I found that stuff works (for me) about as well as Gatorade. I couldn't tell a difference in the least between Cytomax and Gatorade for on-the-bike sports/energy drinks.
Anyway, on to EnduroxR4. This was apparently developed by people much more intelligent than a good portion of us (or at the very least, they actually went to school for it), and they have everything down to a science. Literally. I did a 2 1/2 hour ride yesterday.....which isn't really all that long, but it was on a trainer, so it's not like I was coasting. Came back today for another 2 hour session, in which 1 hour was intervals. Felt like I didn't even ride yesterday, fatigue-wise. I never would've guessed that a "supplement" would actually work this well....and I've experimented with different supplements back in my bodybuilding days as well. This is my first foray into pure recovery supplements/drinks, as I've always figured that eating food would take care of it, but I am pleasantly surprised with the results so far.
Now granted, yes you can emulate the same thing via food intake....but if you want to really try to get that 4:1 ratio of carbs vs. protein, as well as try to figure out all the extra vitamins and crap that's in Endurox and get that all squared away in the right portions, be my guest. For me, it's much easier/quicker to put 12 ounces of water in a cup, throw in 2 scoops of powder, stir, and devour.
The other benefit I've noticed is after drinking it, I'll jump in the shower and wash up, and I can actually wait a little bit before eating....it seems to *slightly* curb the urge to clean out my kitchen cabinets of all remaining food right after a ride.
All in all, good stuff. Two thumbs up here.