Pit Stop Fueling
Nutrition in 30 seconds
BY BRIAN FRANK
Many of you participate in sports that can present logistical challenges when it comes to fueling during competition. Runners know well the challenges of carrying enough calories, fluids, and electrolytes while running. And when both hands are in constant use and you’re wearing a full-face helmet, it’s even more complicated. Working directly with some of the top racers in the country, on both two wheels and four, I devised a “solution” to this age-old problem: soft flask fueling.
Take the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) riders. A typical GNCC race lasts about three hours, and heart rates are over 160 the entire time. The riders stop only twice for 30 seconds each time, their only opportunity to consume anything other than some HEED mixed with Endurolytes Extreme Powder. The novel soft flask fueling system we devised makes it easy to consume this “Hammer Bomb,” a perfect “pick me up” at those brief gas stops.
But, it’s the endurance race car drivers that have it the toughest. Think of 24 Hours of Le Mans. In these races, a driver can be in the car for almost three hours with nothing but plain water on board. But they can load up on calories and electrolytes during their 30-second fuel stops, which occur approximately every 40 minutes. This is where the soft flask Hammer Bomb is a complete game-changer.
If you find yourself in similar situations or anywhere else that makes taking on fuel a challenge, the soft flask Hammer Bomb might be your ticket as well.View PDF