Anyone have any links to articles dealing with PWO/peri-workout for endurance sports? Any advice from endurance athletes?
I'm training a client who is hardcore "paleo" and trying to get him to up his carbs, especially peri-workout. I'm in charge of his strength training program and advising him on his cycling program. He is training for the Triple Bypass which is an hellacious 120 mile ride with 10,000 feet of vertical climbing.
The client would like to drop ten or so pounds of fat during the next six months of training, and getting him to ingest carbs is tough. He's an MD, and is particularly hard to convince... he likes to see the science.
I've suggested "Surge" as being an effective alternative to gatorade, as well as Endurox R4. I remember reading that mixing protein with carbs helps with insulin response and glycogen uptake, but I'm not as up on my PWO knowledge for endurance sports as strength sports.
I've also reccomended that he increase his Omega 3s. He's taking 2 Fish Oil caps a day right now, but he has knee problems, so I'm trying to get him to up his Fish Oils to help with inflammation and the cellular damage from the time in the cycle saddle.
Dan "120 miles with 10,000 vertical feet? Let's take the Hummer." McVicker