I was watching a video posted on this forum about Maltodextrin, now I wasn’t previously aware of this being a sugar and being a cyclist most of the energy products I have been using contain it. I’m planning on going 100% Huel and I was wondering if anyone had used Huel for energy while training? Would it give you that boost on long rides or would you recommend maybe adding some caffeine
My long rides are normally between 4-5 hours and I always get a big energy lull after around 3 hours. I have been using gels to tackle this but I really like the idea of simply increasing Huel usage for training days to compensate for cal consumption. I like the idea of adding a banana to Huel on training days also.
Thanks for the link, some really interesting information.
I also think it’s important to make sure your glycogen stores are full, so watch your intake the day before your long ride. If those stores are full you should in theory be able to do the 4-5 hour ride, unless you are really racing / pushing your limits.