Q: What are the benefits of using PreRace for training and Racing?
A: The benefits include:
1) Enhances oxygenation of muscles
2) Increases muscle stamina
3) Increases nutrient absorption by blood
4) Improves time to exhaustion
5) Increases maximal workload
6) Improves oxidative ATP
Q: Should I use PreRace only for racing or is it good for training also?
A: There are a number of other benefits to using PreRace in training. It will give you a number of opportunities to see how your body reacts to PreRace. People react differently to PreRace. Using it in training allows you to test different doses. That way, on race day you’ll not only be more fit, you’ll also know exactly how you like to use PreRace.
Q: What are the recommendations for race day?
A: For races of three hours or less consume PreRace 15-30 minutes prior to your race. For races greater than three hours athletes must decide how best to dose PreRace. Some athletes can handle stimulants over many hours, some cannot. Athletes who are more sensitive to stimulants should consider using PreRace for the final couple hours of the race where it matters most.
Q: How should I use PreRace?
A: Use PreRace all year long in key workouts that require you to push past your normal limits. Once a week, incorporate a workout that requires a pace or distance that is beyond your comfort zone and use PreRace to help you push past that. Make sure you give yourself enough time to recover from the workout. This is critical. If you aren’t fully recovered from this workout, you won’t realize the benefits of this strategy, so be vigilant in your recovery.
Q: Should I use PreRace powder or the PreRace capsules?
A: This is more a matter of preference than anything else. For some, adding PreRace powder to any drink they like is very convenient. Many like to put a scoop right into the EFS Liquid Shot flask or their EFS drink. For others, capsules are more convenient, easier to take, easier to carry and take the flavour obstacle out of the equation. PreRace powder will get absorbed faster and because it is a 5.5g scoop there is simply more active ingredients per serving than the 3 capsules. For long distance racing some athletes may prefer taking a three capsules periodically throughout the event. The powder is great for certain circumstances and the capsule is great for other situations. In the end it comes down to personal preference.