Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-27-14, 06:57 PM   #1
CanadianBiker32
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
CanadianBiker32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada
Bikes: Maxim, Rocky Mountain, Argon 18, Cervelo S2 Team
Posts: 710
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
energy drink - rock star 3 days prior

Would drinking one can of Energy drink , aka Rock Star, red bull etc, 3 days prior to a big cycling event, 100 miler , 8 hour riding event. would it be bad.
as its only 3 days prior? would it cause problems with hydration etc?
CanadianBiker32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-14, 07:02 PM   #2
Shimagnolo
Senior Member
 
Shimagnolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Zang's Spur, CO
Bikes:
Posts: 7,703
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 354 Post(s)
Worst Energy Drink | Eat This, Not That
Shimagnolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-14, 09:20 AM   #3
Looigi
Senior Member
 
Looigi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 8,951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Sugar and caffeine are fine IMO, preferably right before and during the event. Other constituents have questionable benefts.
Looigi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-14, 10:36 AM   #4
Carbonfiberboy 
just another gosling
 
Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
Posts: 11,652
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 289 Post(s)
Before a big event, taper down to no caffeine at all until the morning of. So no, no Rock Star. It's not bad, it's just not the smartest choice.
Carbonfiberboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-14, 11:07 AM   #5
Looigi
Senior Member
 
Looigi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 8,951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
Before a big event, taper down to no caffeine at all until the morning of. So no, no Rock Star. It's not bad, it's just not the smartest choice.
No caffeine until the morning of, then caffeine the morning of right? Caffeine is a well known and established ergogenic aid. The problem with too much in the days/weeks leading up to an event is that you become inured to its effects and so looses it's benefit during the the event. Even so, if you're accustomed to it, you're much better continuing it than to stop for an event.

There are many lay and scientific articles on it, but here's a decent summary: The facts about caffeine and athletic performance | ACTIVE
Looigi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-14, 11:21 AM   #6
Carbonfiberboy 
just another gosling
 
Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
Posts: 11,652
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 289 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
No caffeine until the morning of, then caffeine the morning of right? Caffeine is a well known and established ergogenic aid. The problem with too much in the days/weeks leading up to an event is that you become inured to its effects and so looses it's benefit during the the event. Even so, if you're accustomed to it, you're much better continuing it than to stop for an event.

There are many lay and scientific articles on it, but here's a decent summary: The facts about caffeine and athletic performance | ACTIVE
I'm a coffee drinker, so my practice has been to taper my coffee down over maybe the 10 days prior, down to no coffee for a couple days prior. Then the full caffeine treatment the morning of the event and during the event. If I taper, I don't get a headache or other withdrawal symptoms. YMMV.
Carbonfiberboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-14, 07:30 PM   #7
wheelinthai
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 318
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I like RedBull or caffein+ taurine just before a big ride. Not 3 days prior.
wheelinthai is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:20 AM.