Complementing Cycling With Chocolate Milk And Fags
- Hi Folks
Recent research conducted in America showed that chocolate milk was
better as a recovery drink than those expensive 'waters' that are
If you're one of those you like to read weighty research papers then
the link below is for you
Can anyone recommend a brand of choclate milk that doesn't taste of
powder which can be bought locally.
As for fags continue reading the bike radar link.
Keith - THW
- The American version of milk chocolate is a laughable excuse for
chocolate, so you might as well just mix up some cocoa and hot milk and
sugar to taste and congratulate yourself for making something from
scratch/original materials. Take it in a thermos flask. If you really
want to have a cold version of chocolate milk, get some Ovaltine, or
Milo. Hopefully those two still use real sugar, and not
glucose/fructose syrup (derived from Corn Gluten) which is found in most
cheap food produce and Instant Chocolate drink products.
Performance athletes wouldn't need to concern themselves with
ridiculous details such as their serotonin (from chocolate) and nicotine
levels if their sports were not pyramid schemes supported by the
commercial adulation of wannabes. If you were really born to be a
performance athlete, you shouldn't need to bother with chocolate or
Why do we allow people to waste money on Sports Drinks, when tap water
is just as good? All that waste of plastic bottling and the
transportation, and then all that waste of time attempting to recycle it
when it is so difficult to recycle.
It'sa much better and adequate reason to cycle because it is your
preferred form of transportation, and not because of any aspiration to
become an emaciated or drugged-up endurance athlete.
- Lucozade Sport has long been shown to be effective.....
Nicholas, C.W., Williams, C.Lakomy, H.K.A., Phillips,G., Nowitz, A..
Influence of ingesting a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution on
endurance capacity during intermittent high-intensity shuttle
Journal of Sports Sciences 1995; 13 : 283 - 290.
This study examined the effects of consumption of an isotonic sports
drink on endurance performance in a prolonged, intermittent, high
intensity, shuttle running test which was designed to mimic activity
pattern of a team sports situation like football. Nine recreational
soccer players completed two exercise trials that were separated by
at least seven days. In each trial subjects completed 75 minutes of
exercise which was made up of five 15 minute periods of intermittent
running (maximal sprinting, interspersed with less intense periods
of running and walking) (Phase 1). This was followed by intermittent
running to volitional exhaustion (Phase 2).
Subjects consumed either an isotonic sports drink (6.9%
carbohydrate), or a non carbohydrate water placebo, immediately
prior to exercise (5 ml.kg-1 body weight) and every 15 minutes
thereafter (2 ml.kg-1 body weight). The total volume of fluid
consumed during each trial was 1167 ± 47 ml. Venous blood samples
were taken at rest and at intervals during exercise in Phase 1, at
the point of fatigue in Phase 2 and at intervals post exercise for
At the end of the fixed 75 minutes period of intermittent exercise,
subjects who consumed the isotonic sports drink were able to
continue running significantly longer during Phase 2 (p<0.05) than
when the water placebo was consumed (8.9 ±1.5 vs. 6.7 ± 1.0 minutes).
No differences were observed between trials for blood lactate,
plasma concentrations of FFA, glycerol, ammonia, serum
concentrations of insulin, sodium and potassium, percent changes in
plasma volume, rate of perceived exertion or heart rate. However,
differences were found in post exercise values for free fatty acids
at +30 (p<0.05) and +45 minutes (p<0.01); glycerol at +45 minutes
(p<0.05) and insulin at +15 and +30 minutes (p<0.05). Blood glucose
was higher in the sports drink trial than the placebo trial at 30
minutes and at fatigue (p<0.05) and after exercise at +15, +30
(p<0.01) and +45 minutes (p<0.05).
These results demonstrate that when recreational games players drink
an isotonic sports drink whilst exercising, fatigue is delayed, and
they are able to run for 33% longer than they can when consuming a
--- In email@example.com, "The Black Knight"
> Hi Folks
> Recent research conducted in America showed that chocolate milk was
> better as a recovery drink than those expensive 'waters' that are
> If you're one of those you like to read weighty research papers
> the link below is for you
> Can anyone recommend a brand of choclate milk that doesn't taste of
> powder which can be bought locally.
> As for fags continue reading the bike radar link.
> Keith - THW