Summer is here. The Sun warms up the tarmac and trails with verve these days. Let us beat the heat and embrace the longest and hottest days of the year! We take a look at some of our favorite nutrition products used by the staff here at Athlinks.
Bodybuilding.com Signature Protein Crunch Bars
Feed your cravings and fuel your body—even on the go— with the #1 selling protein bar on Bodybuilding.com. With three indulgent layers, 20 grams of protein, and only 5 grams of sugar per bar, Signature Protein Crunch Bars taste way better than they should and redefine the protein bar game. Each bar helps support workout recovery and lean muscle growth, in five mouthwatering flavors. And yes, they’re gluten free and made with no artificial flavors!
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Birthday Cake
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Double Chocolate Chunk
- Cookies and Cream
12- 57g Bars – $24.99
1 – 57g Bar – $2.49
Floyd’s of Leadville – CBD Recovery Bar
Our pint-sized superfood bar is packed with 10 grams of plant protein and only 6 grams of sugar so it’s perfect for fueling up before, during, or after your ride, or whenever you need tell the hangries to chill out. Each Floyd’s Bar contains 25mg of our THC-free CBD isolate as well as the highest quality, pure ingredients like organic honey, organic chocolate, organic peanut and almond butters, chia seeds, quinoa, flax seeds, Himalayan pink salt, and gluten-free rolled oats so you can get you over your hunger-pain and back in the game.
GU – ROCTANE GELS
Roctane Energy Gels are designed for long-duration and high-intensity activities, when you’re trying to up your mileage or push yourself further. But what does that really mean? It means that Roctane Energy Gels are packed with up to three times as much sodium (depending on the flavor), three times as many amino acids, and also include beta-alanine and taurine.
Just like our Energy Gels, Roctane Energy Gels deliver 100-calories from easily digestible carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) that use non-competing pathways to maximize carbohydrate absorption and utilization while diminishing stomach distress.
Skratch Labs uses whole foods and real ingredients to fuel and hydrate your body. The company was founded by Dr. Allen Lim, sports physiologist and coach to many pro cyclists. After seeing what they needed to perform, he created custom recipes to optimize their results. With new products such as Almonds & Chocolate Anytime Energy Bars and Lemon Lime Sport Hydration Drink Mix, you can focus on your performance and not on your nutrition. Skratch will take care of that part. The company is dedicated to creating products that solve your nutrition and performance challenges by using real and natural ingredients such as fruit, nuts and chocolate. With the complete lineup, you can find the products that are right for your hydration, energy and recovery.
Tailwind Nutrition Caffeinated Endurance Fuel
Caffeinated Tailwind meets all your calorie, hydration, and electrolyte needs just like you’d expect, plus it adds 35mg of caffeine per 100 calories. Caffeine is proven to significantly enhance high-intensity and endurance performance, without upsetting your stomach or making your taste buds revolt. Just toss it in a bottle or hydration pack, shake, and GO!
It is ideal if you commonly stuffer from stomach or gut problems as an endurance athlete. It provides complete calories, electrolytes and hydration, for you to go all day. The Tailwind Nutrition Caffeinated Endurance Fuel dissolves on contact with water and cleans up with a quick rinse. The clean and light flavors, taste better the longer you go!
I’m new to all this. So, all the information you are providing is great. I look foward to my first Spartan this weekend (Nov. 23 ). Can’t wait.