Cycling and triathlons are both disciplines that have an extreme cardiovascular component. Events usually cover many hours and participants require 100 – 200% more than their normal daily caloric intake when participating in these events.
Unlike most sports where supplementation generally focuses on after the event and training, these events are so long that supplementation is often utilized before the events begin, which helps sustain the athletes through their events.
Athletes in cycling and triathlon events do little resistance training, and resistance training is generally restricted to higher repetition muscular endurance work and due to simple efficiency needs, athletes generally stay as lean and light as practically possible. Most training is of a consistent cardiovascular nature, with a focus on monitoring heart rates and increasing Vo2 max.
Our top product for cyclists and triathletes is SportsFuel 101 is a blend of carbohydrates, protein, free form amino acids and electrolytes to assist with energy, hydration, reducing muscle soreness, reducing recovery time and sustaining energy levels throughout an event, it's one awesome product.
Other products for cyclists and triathletes are Beta Alanine to help increase Vo2 max, Electrolyte Plus to maintain hydration levels while training, Carb+ for sustained energy and glycogen replenishment. A protein such as Protein Matrix+ or Future Whey will help muscles recover faster between training sessions while Cissus Quadrangularis can aid in joint support and inflammation reduction.