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Race Day Boost Loading Dose Protocol

Posted by Vince Arnone on 04/02/2010 in Fueling Advice | No Comments »

Race Day Boost Performance SupplementNow that the racing season is coming up soon (or is already here for some), it’s time to test Race Day Boost (RDB) in your training, then incorporate this amazing product into your taper days prior to your key races.

The majority of the studies of the main ingredient in RDB, sodium tribasic phosphate, showed remarkably positive, performance-enhancing results with administration of one gram (1000 mg) of the nutrient four times daily for four straight days. That is our dosage recommendation for most athletes. However, it is theoretically possible that lighter-weight athletes may be able to achieve the same benefits using less of this nutrient.

With that in mind, here are some suggested usage instructions—based on a range of body weights—which you may want to test in your training. Note that one teaspoon of RDB powder contains 1000 mg of sodium tribasic phosphate, the same amount that is in two RDB capsules. Also, keep in mind that RDB capsules contain only sodium tribasic phosphate, whereas the powder—which needs to be mixed in solution prior to consumption—contains both sodium tribasic phosphate and the amino acid glutamine (500 mg per teaspoon).

Up to 125 lbs
Day One: 1 teaspoon RDB powder or 2 RDB capsules one time/day
Day Two: 1 teaspoon RDB powder or 2 RDB capsules two times/day
Day Three: 1 teaspoon RDB powder or 2 RDB capsules two times/day
Day Four: 1 teaspoon RDB powder or 2 RDB capsules three times/day
126-160 lbs
Day One: 1 teaspoon RDB powder or 2 RDB capsules two times/day
Day Two: 1 teaspoon RDB powder or 2 RDB capsules three times/day
Day Three: 1 teaspoon RDB powder or 2 RDB capsules three times/day
Day Four: 1 teaspoon RDB powder or 2 RDB capsules four times/day

160+ lbs
Day One: 1 teaspoon RDB powder or 2 RDB capsules four times/day
Day Two: 1 teaspoon RDB powder or 2 RDB capsules four times/day
Day Three: 1 teaspoon RDB powder or 2 RDB capsules four times/day
Day Four: 1 teaspoon RDB powder or 2 RDB capsules four times/day

It’s important to note that these are estimated doses. Each athlete must test this protocol for Race Day Boost in training before using it in the four days prior to a race.

More information can be found on the Race Day Boost page.

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