MyEndurance Train Sustain Formula: Intra-workout Carbs

Understanding the benefits of quick carbs for athletes

Sugar, on the most basic level, is a simple carbohydrate. But, natural and refined sugars (i.e. an apple vs sweets) have some differences in how they affect the body. Although it is true that in the final stages of digestion it does not matter where the sugar came from as it is all dealt with in the same way, the body breaks down refined sugar rapidly, causing insulin and blood sugar levels to skyrocket. By understanding this and using it to our benefit, we can fine tune our nutrition around and during our workouts.

Who should be using Train Sustain Formula?

You might have heard of athletes partaking in team and endurance sports drinking sugary isotonic drinks to keep them going, this is because there is lots of research supporting supplementing carbs during exercise for long workouts (duration of two plus hours). Most bodybuilders and recreational gym-goers only train for up to 60 to 90 minutes… so is it still worth it? Well, that’s very personal depending on your food intake, response to carbs, and personal preference. When bulking or maintaining on a high carb diet, intra-workout is a great time to get carbs that you may be struggling to hit in. You may also find that when training to failure or very high intensity it gives a boost- we’ve all heard of some powerlifters who eat sweets between sets!

How to take it?

Some like to stack carb powders with BCAAs as they feel it helps the recovery process. MyEndurance are ahead of the game in that their Train Sustain Formula already contains 250mg L-Isoleucine, 250mg L-Leucine and 200mg L-Valine per serving, saving you money and simplifying things greatly. Other notable features are the added green tea and tasty flavour options; lemon and summer fruits!

Nutritionals

(Per 50 g Serving)

Calories: 177.0

Protein: 2.1

Carbohydrates: 41

Fat: 0.2

Summary:

No matter your sport, Train Sustain Formula may be just what you need to improve performance by being able to train longer and harder without crashing mid-way through your session, especially if you find yourself relying heavily on pre-workouts and stimulant products. Of all the times to consume carbohydrates, no time should be prioritised more than the workout window. For convenience, speed of uptake and ease on the stomach, drink form is the most optimal way to consume intra-workout nutrition.

Give it a try for yourself and see how it transforms your training!

About the Author

Savannah Westerby BSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Toned Figure competitor
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