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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Coconut Water

Dubbed “Mother Nature’s sports drink” by savvy marketers, coconut water is filling store shelves, and I’m seeing it in the gym and at yoga class. Some people swear by it, like it’s magical; even some pro athletes credit their success to this beverage. Coconut water is a […]

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Tested: GU Electrolyte Brew

Despite GU gel being my absolute favorite for years, I was never drawn to the rest of the GU product line. Even when GU2O was available, I drank something else. But with the launch of the new formula and flavors for GU Electrolyte Brew, that could all […]

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Tested: GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink

To complement the Roctane gel, you can add GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink into your fueling strategy. The key words here are ultra endurance. It’s specifically made for demanding situations like high-intensity events lasting 4+ hours, providing lots and lots of carbs and electrolytes per serving, […]

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Tested: Formula X Sport

Formula X Sport is a new protein-containing sports drink similar to Accelerade but is supposed to taste better, present fewer GI issues, and not clump in your water bottle. Let’s see how it works…

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Tested: CytoMax Performance Drink

There are many sports drinks for endurance athletes, and one that has been around for many years is Cytomax. Here is my taste test and review of the Cytomax Performance Drink by Cytosport…

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Ask Levi: Should I Take Cytosport Fast Twitch with Caffeine?

Taking in caffeine before or during exercise, why or why not. Also, a look at the 200mg of caffeine in Cytosport Fast Twitch sports drink…

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Ask Levi: What Sports Drink For 3 Hour Rides?

When you really get into cycling and long endurance rides, picking out a good sports drink can be a long process. Here are my thoughts on some sports drinks…

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Tested: PowerBar Endurance Sports Drink

Naturally, the first energy bar I ever had was a Powerbar. No surprise, right? But I took my good old time before trying the Powerbar Endurance sports drink. I did get a sample of it back in 2004, but it was so weak and bland I knew I’d never buy any… Or would I? Find out in this taste test and review…

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Tested: Accelerade Sports Drink with Protein

I’ve always liked the idea behind Accelerade. It’s a sports drink, so it’s high in carbs for energy and packed with electrolytes we need, but it has something special – a little protein. Sports drinks with both carbohydrates and protein have been shown to improve performance, so let’s check this out…

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Tested: Gatorade A.M. Thirst Quencher

Gatorade keeps impressing me with their latest formulas, and Gatorade AM did not disappoint. Gatorade AM is the same formula you know and love, but it now comes in “morning-friendly” flavors like Orange Strawberry and Tropical Mango. This way you get the same energy and nutrients as […]

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