PreRace: Capsules or Powder?

PreRace: Capsules or Powder?

Why did First Endurance come out with PreRace capsules?  It's a great question and one that we've been getting a lot lately.  And well, it ultimately came down to listening to our athletes and customers. We created PreRace capsules for a couple of reasons: 1.  The...

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OptygenHP Review “Top End Supplementation”

OptygenHP Review “Top End Supplementation”

  PezCyclingNews.com recently featured a review on OptygenHP written by Dr. Stephen Cheung, ph.D.  We were happy to see that they recognized and embraced our mantra of extensive research and our impeccable product development standards. Here our a few of our...

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How To Increase Your Time To Exhaustion By Over 40%

If you're familiar with MultiV, you're probably aware of the fact that it's the first multinutrient vitamin that’s clinically proven to enhance endurance. But what does that really mean?  How can MultiV be so effective that it actually increases time to exhaustion by...

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OptygenHP N=1 Case Study

OptygenHP N=1 Case Study

  Dr. Joe came to First Endurance during the summer months of 2011 to help better understand the mechanism behind the OptygenHP formula.   As a well versed research scientist, Dr. Joe explained that he had interest in testing OptygenHP on himself and asked for...

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BEING THERE: HTC TRAINING CAMP

FEATURED in ROAD BIKE ACTION Michael Fogarty April 19, 2011 Michael Fogarty is the marketing kingpin at First Endurance and is a long-time pal of Road Bike Action. When he was invited to the HTC training camp in Mallorca, he asked us if we would like to see his diary...

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How Can Iron Effect Endurance and Performance?

By Bob Seebohar MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS The body has approximately 3.5-4.5 grams of stored iron.  About two-thirds of this is found in hemoglobin and the rest is distributed in the liver, spleen and bone marrow with small amounts in myoglobin. Iron has many functions in...

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Enzymes and Their Importance to Endurance Athletes.

Enzymes and Their Importance to Endurance Athletes.

by Kris Walker MD Enzymes are substances that catalyze chemical reactions.  Most are proteins.  They work by lowering the activation energy for a chemical reaction, dramatically increasing the rate of the reaction.  Enzymes are specific for certain substrates or...

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Coffee ride with HTC-Highroad (Day 8)

Coffee ride with HTC-Highroad (Day 8)

The guys took a well-deserved easy day after six hard hours in the mountains yesterday. The program called for a couple easy hours on the bike with the primary focus being active recovery so the plan was to ride for about an hour to one of the neighboring towns for...

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How do I Eliminate Gastric Distress in Ironman?

By Neal Henderson MS, CSCS Competing effectively in Ironman requires equal parts physical, mental, and nutritional strategies.  Many athletes place too much emphasis on the physical and mental preparation and go into the race without a solid plan for their nutritional...

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Fueling for a Hot 100 Mile Ride

Fueling for a Hot 100 Mile Ride

We are getting ready for the annual Hotter n’ Hell weekend here in Texas.  This event is the 100 mile ride, in 100 degree weather held originally to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city of Wichita Falls. Approximately 8,000 to 10,000 riders participate each...

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Triathlete Magazine Reviews Ultragen

Triathlete Magazine Reviews Ultragen

FIRST ENDURANCE ULTRAGEN- Taken in those prime 30 minutes after a hard workout, Ultragen's combination of whey protein isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein and glucose gives you 20 grams of protein per serving to maximize absorption and muscle recovery The taste may be a...

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How Many Calories Should I Consume Per Hour?

By Shawn Dolan PhD, RD, CSSD The primary reason to consume calories during endurance exercise is to provide carbohydrate to the working muscle and brain. This becomes increasingly important as the duration of training/competition lasts longer than 60-90 minutes due to...

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Electrolyte Considerations for Ironman Athletes

By Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS Electrolyte consumption for Ironman athletes is a very popular topic and while somewhat individual, there are some key points to remember that will assist you in your electrolyte supplementation protocol on the big day.  Not known...

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Can a Gel Ruin Your Race?

By Kris Walker MD Sports gels are increasingly popular to use during exercise due to their convenience, ease of consumption, and quick delivery of energy.  Many sports gels contain gelling agents, which are food additives based on polysaccharides or proteins.  They...

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Fuel Differences for Short vs Long Events

By Sally Warner, PhD   Introduction: The main differences in how to fuel for different duration events are the intensity and the total calories used for the effort.  Realistically, the duration of the effort will define the intensity or at least the average...

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Recovery Drink Review & Comparison

By Jeff Rocco, M.D. As the workload of busy racing and training schedules are building this time of year for many athletes, we thought we would examine some key components of recovery drinks.  Easy digestibility and rapid absorption of nutrition are critical to...

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VeloNews Reviews EFS Drinks

VeloNews Reviews EFS Drinks

by: Zack Vestal I’m a huge fan of First Endurance Liquid Shot energy gel and Electrolyte Fuel System (EFS) drink, and not just because they sponsor the BMC, Bissell, and HTC-Columbia professional teams. I just like the electrolyte content, flavor, and consistency. But...

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Energy and Electrolyte Considerations

Energy and Electrolyte Considerations

By Jeff Rocco MD Proper hydration for athletes requires more than water. Last month we established the critical role electrolytes play for exercising athletes. (See A Tale of Five Electrolytes)  During exercise electrical impulses are being carried, muscles are...

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Updated EFS Research Packet

Updated EFS Research Packet

First Endurance prides itself on doing the research necessary to engineer the best products in the world.  With the launch of the new EFS drinks, we have updated the EFS research packet to reflect all the new upgrades.   EFS drink upgrades include: -Higher level of...

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