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The Devil is in the Details — How to Combine Our Products for Maximum Effectiveness

I regularly receive questions about how to best incorporate all of our products for maximum effectiveness. While there’s more than one way to do so, based each individual’s situation, I thought I’d give my daily routine as an example. 

My first meal of the day is most often a smoothie and Beta Red Pre-Workout Formula is a staple in it. You can find some of my favorite smoothie recipes here. I include 1 scoop of Beta Red as a maintenance dose for light training days and rest days, and 2 scoops for days when I’ll be incorporating higher volume and/or intensity.

If I train in the morning, it’s usually after my breakfast smoothie and I don’t require much, if any, more food as I perform best when I don’t have a full stomach. However, during the week I usually workout in the afternoon and it’s not unusual for my work schedule to be a little erratic and I don’t always know exactly when I will start. A window of free time often pops up unexpectedly. When this happens I try to get out as quickly as possible — before something else arises that requires my attention. Because of this I don’t want to take the time to make and eat a traditional meal. Eating an Enduro Bites Bar while getting kitted up is the perfect solution for quickly topping off my fueling with 200 calories without having a full stomach.

I then keep myself fueled during the workout by eating an Enduro Bites square roughly every 30 minutes while training. My ‘go to’ flavor is Fig and Dark Chocolate, but I like to rotate through our other flavors to give my tastebuds some variety. On summer-like days, which I’m craving now, Enduro Bites Cherry Brownie becomes a favorite as it’s like a warm brownie after being in my pocket or pack when it’s hot outside.

These work great for outdoor, winter workouts as well since they don't freeze!

I’m often asked what I drink while training. More often than not I stick with water. Most carb / electrolyte formulas are simple a mix of sugar, salts, and flavoring, and I’d rather not have the refined sugar unless it’s during a high-intensity session. I prefer solid food during lower-intensity training to keep me satiated and to train my body to better rely upon using it’s stored fuel. In case you’re wondering which carb / electrolyte formula I reach for when it is appropriate, I’ve been experimenting with different ingredients to find an ideal combination so that we can eventually offer our own.

Following my workout, I try to consume at least 20 grams of protein and 40 grams of carbohydrate as quickly as possible to jump start recovery. Recovery Protein makes it easy for me to get the protein before I shower and can make a meal to further support recovery.

If a workout has left me mentally depleted, I’ll hold a dropper of Nano CBD Drops under my tongue for a minute so I can begin functioning again more quickly. If the workout didn’t wipe me out mentally, I’ll wait until an hour before bed and take 2 Nano CBD Softgels to promote deeper sleep and better recovery. I consistently wake up feeling more refreshed when I do this.

Let me know if you have questions on how to apply any of this to your routine. I’m happy to help!

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