Cycling and supplements: protocols

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Physical activity and frequent workouts involve a high consumption of sugars, water and mineral salts and an increase in oxidative stress with the consequent production of free radicals.

Cycling is a sport with a high water-energy expenditure that a correct diet (here the link and the introduction to the discipline) is normally able to satisfy.

It is also true that competitive athletes train very frequently and do not always have the opportunity to ideally program the intervals between nutrition and training; moreover, during the competitive season they are inevitably subject to considerable drops in athletic condition.

Food alone is not always able to compensate for these needs, as it is not available in a rapidly assimilable form.

For this reason, the athlete can resort to highly concentrated natural food supplements, capable of quickly rebalancing the functions and nutritional losses that the body undergoes during the effort. Supplements should not be confused with either drugs or doping products. However, they must be chosen intelligently and based on real physical needs.

Food supplementation, in fact, if used correctly and customized according to individual needs, together with will, spirit of sacrifice and hard training, represents an excellent resource to support performance.

Remember that you can find the Sport category and all Syform products in Pharmacy, Parapharmacy, in Specialized Stores and also online.

The integration schemes proposed below are purely indicative. The first factor to be analyzed is the variability of the response. The trainer and the athlete must constantly monitor the sensations that the training produces, in order to correct any negative symptoms, using a tailor-made supplementation plan even different from the one proposed.

For those who practice cycling without any agonistic ambitions, dietary supplementation can be very simple, and aimed at the sole objective of ensuring optimal energy efficiency during the excursion. For enthusiasts it is absolutely important to constantly supply the muscle with water, complex sugars and mineral salts, considered basic nutrients.

Training 1 h
during / Reisprint
1 bag or 2 measuring spoons in 500 ml of water

  • Pre-competitive season
This period of the year is characterized by the resumption of training to regain an optimal condition and improve the general shortcomings found during the previous season. In this phase, the athlete undergoes heavier work, aimed at increasing and strengthening muscles. For this, the diet must be more abundant in structural nutrients, such as proteins and amino acids.

  • Competitive season
The competitive activity requires the athlete a lot of care and attention to the nutritional aspect.
It is important to better manage training, dose workloads, and energy, to preserve them throughout the entire competitive season. To this end, nutrition and food supplementation should also be planned, which is very useful for accelerating recovery and replenishing all the most important nutrients used during the effort.

Intense training 1 h
1 h before / Carbo Speed ​​or Malt + Gel
2 scoops in 300 ml of water or 1 gel

15 'later / Reisprint
1 sachet or 1,5 scoops in 500 ml of water

Training 2-3 h
40 'before / Carbo Speed ​​or VO2
2 scoops in 500 ml of water

during 1st hour / Reisprint or Malto + Gel
1 sachet or 1,5 scoops in 500 ml of water or 1 gel every 60 'of work
Sybar Energy Fruit
1 bar as needed

during 2nd hour / Competition
1 bag or 2 measuring spoons in 500-600 ml of water

after 20 '/ Matrix
2 scoops in 500 ml of water
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