Today was supposed to be my first weight session with Surge Workout Fuel, but a combination of the forecasted rain holding off, my schedule, and childcare availability, I went for a ride.
First, after years of using the unflavored powders, it was nice to get a whiff of the Lemon Drop when I opened the bag.
Everything mixed up very nicely. I used one scoop in my 22oz bottle (more on this later).
I drank roughly 1/3 of that 15-20 minutes before embarking on my ride. And holy crap. The flavor. My goodness Lemon Drop is delicious (the main reason for the above “more on this later”). Biotest has never disappointed in the flavor department, but this home run had some extra distance on it.
I specifically chose a very familiar 20-mile gravel ride to compare to previous Surge Workout Fuel and Plazma-fueled rides.
The first 10 miles were amazing. I was riding high. I wasn’t expecting this. It’s been a bit since I’ve been able to go for this type of ride, so I was hopeful that Surge Workout Fuel would make a bad situation tolerable. Instead, it turned it into a helluva lot of fun.
I had no leg discomfort, weakness, or cramping. As the ride continued, I sipped another 1/3 of my drink, and my legs were feeling the pump. Even though this wasn’t the goal here, it was there. And noticeable. Hell, I even had a decent forearm pump going on.
Things really got interesting after the halfway turnaround point (finished my drink here). I was still feeling it. Both physically and mentally. I was flying. I was singing. I was hoping over all of the fallen branches. I was riding like a happy kid.
I was carrying more speed than ever through some of the rougher sections over the last five miles that had been a grind at times before. This was a very noticeable performance increase compared to other rides with similar doses of the previous Surge Workout Fuel and Plazma.
I’m very thrilled to keep using Surge Workout Fuel on rides, and to see how things go with lifting and hockey.
As for dosage going forward, Tim mentioned I might want to dilute Surge Workout Fuel down for rides, especially if I had any stomach issues. I haven’t had previous issues tolerating workout drinks during rides, and this was no different - nice and light. However, the flavor is so damn good that I might have to dilute it over my two bottles just to make sure I don’t chug it.
To sum things up: