Today I want to introduce you all to Generation UCAN that we just started caring at Tri-ing For Life. I have long coached two principles of 1. you don’t need nutrition for workouts less than two hours and 2. you should follow a Fat Adapted nutrition protocol. I have used Generation UCAN for the past 2 years and am now so proud to bring this amazing product which solves a lot of the issues around why I ooach the two principles above.
Principle 1 – you don’t need nutrition for workouts less than two hours and for sure not less than one hour. The reason I have coached this principle is that so many athletes will overuse high glycemic index carb based fuels such as gels, shots, blocks, etc which will spike your blood sugar, we all know what happens if you spike your blood sugar too many times in your life. The issue with this principle is that some athletes don’t properly fuel – I mean eat – through the day and prior to workouts so they end up “crashing” even during these shorter one and two hour workouts. Generation UCAN solves this issue as it is designed with a very low glycemic index, meaning it will provide a steady constant source of glycogen so it is available to your body when you need a burst – without spiking your blood sugar. I recommend taking 1 serving of Generation UCAN about 30 mins prior to a 1 or 2 hour workout, and then nothing during the workout. After your workout you would take another serving of Generation UCAN that is protein enhanced to help promote muscle recovery.
Principle 2 – you should follow a fat adapted protocol. This is important for all people and athletes alike, but even more important as we go longer distances or time, as the sugars and solid foods we eat can create GI distress since the body deviates the blood from the stomach to our muscles which are needing plenty of oxygen to keep moving your body forward. Generation UCAN will help all of us who have adopted the various fat adapted eating lifestyles and fueling methodologies by providing a steady amount of carbohydrates to your muscles to sustain muscle glycogen levels for when we need a short period of high intensity to pass that person in front of you, get up that hard hill, or for a picture perfect strong finish. For longer workouts and races you would start out with a serving of UCAN about 30 mins prior to the event, about every 60 to 90 mins through the event, and then protein enhanced UCAN after the event for recovery.
At Tri-ing For Life we don’t just sell you nutritional products, come on in and learn exactly how to use Generation UCAN in your life or your training or race protocol so you get it right the first time. We carry Generation UCAN Super Starch, Protein Enhanced Super Starch, Snack Bars, and Hydrate (sugar free Electrolytes).