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Spotlight: Beta Red Pre-Workout Orange

Spotlight: Beta Red Pre-Workout Orange

Beta Red Pre-Workout Orange has been available for a few months now, but some of you have yet to try it. This formula has the same powerful beet juice / amino acid blend as the original to take your performance to the next level, but with a refreshing citrus flavor. While we love the clean beet flavor of the original Beta Red, we wanted some variety since we drink it most days. This new flavor is great alone and in recipes.
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Fueling for Cyclocross with Enduro Bites and Beta Red

Fueling for Cyclocross with Enduro Bites and Beta Red

Getting your nutrition dialed for cross race can be trickier than you might think. Races are relatively short, but they are also incredibly intense. The only thing I've encountered that comes close to their physical intensity are short-track mountain bike races, but even they are not quite as vomit inducing. Sprinting over barriers and up steep hills by foot as commonly encountered during cross races pushes the intensity level through the roof. You need glycogen stores to be at maximum to fuel these and other anaerobic efforts, but you also don't want much food in your stomach come race time. That is, unless you want to be distracted from going your fastest by burping up breakfast. It's not a pleasant feeling.

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Metabolic Flexibility by Daniel Matheny

Metabolic Flexibility by Daniel Matheny

How can an athlete gain the advantages from following a low-carb / high-fat diet without suffering from its disadvantages? Consider this approach an attempt at metabolic flexibility. The intent is to up-regulate fat oxidation while not substantially down-regulating glycogen utilization. It’s not completely proven yet, although there is a growing body of research and current studies likely ongoing. In my eyes the principal holds some possibilities and with the limited but promising results I’ve witnessed, I’m willing to keep it in my arsenal of coaching tools.
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Eating While on the Road by Crystal Anthony

Eating While on the Road by Crystal Anthony

Crystal Anthony comes through again with another great article for every cyclist, triathlete, and runner who travels to races.

Take away the stress of trying to figure out what and where to eat when traveling to your next race by following her guide to eating while on the road.

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Cyclocross Logistics by Crystal Anthony

Cyclocross Logistics by Crystal Anthony

Whether you're a newbie or seasoned racer, Crystal Anthony has something to help you perform better at your next cyclocross race.

Check out her step-by-step recommendations for getting gear and yourself dialed-in to ride your best!

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Beta Red Fasting Fuel

Beta Red Fasting Fuel

I developed this Beta Red Fasting Fuel recipe by pushing my own limits. I’d gone too long between meals while engaging with athletes and wanted to get out for a lunch ride without bonking or eating a full meal. I've also utilized it when wanting to hit an 0-dark thirty training session before the family awakes while trying to get around spiking blood sugar immediately before training.
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Brian's Experience with Intermittent Fasting

Brian's Experience with Intermittent Fasting

I can recall hearing about fasting almost as far back as I can remember, but until recently I was skeptical there was a place for it amongst endurance athletes. You see, I was always that type who would wake up ravenous. If I didn't eat within 30 minutes of getting out of bed my thoughts would be solely focussed on finding food as quickly as possible. I would also experience a similar scenario if I went more than a few hours during the day since my previous meal. For someone who loves food, this was great from the standpoint that I'd get to eat again, but also made me feel like a slave to eating. "Hangry" was an all-to-common state for me.
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Beta Red Apple Yum

Beta Red Apple Yum

We're looking forward to trying Heidi Coulter's Beta Red Apple Yum with Greek yogurt (for protein) as a post-workout refueling treat. This recipe was submitted to our How Did You Make That? ContestThere's still time to send us your favorite recipes with Beta Red or Enduro Bites. We’ve had some great combinations and we want to see what you have up your sleeve. Have a special Beta Red or Enduro Bites recipe that you've come up with for pre-workout? Or maybe something to fuel day-long adventures or races? How about a killer post-workout treat? Whatever it is, We want to know. The best entry gets a sweet Enduro Bites / Beta Red prize package.
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