Energy gels are carbohydrate gels that provide energy for exercise and promote recovery,commonly used in endurance events such as running, cycling, and triathlons. Energy gels are also referred to as endurance gels, sports gels, nutritional gels, and carbohydrate gels.They come in small, single-serve plastic packets. Each packet has a strip with a small notch at the top that can be peeled off to reveal an opening through which the gel can be consumed.
Why we need gels
0ur “gas tank hold a finite amount of gas”The body can only store a limited amount of calories in the form of glycogen)
Fully carboloaded we can only store between 1320kcal and 2020 kcal.Depending on size and fitness,running utilizes about 1 kcal/kg/km.If you have say a weight of 80kgs,you need 80kgx42=3360kcal to make it through the race.
2020 kcal<3360 kcal needed to finish the race.
Since its impossible to eat the deficit calories during a race,gels come in handy to supply the required energy otherwise we deplete all available glycogen in our body a condition referred to as hitting the wall leading to feelings of fatigue and negativity
Tips on gels’
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