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mountain biking guide

Downhill MTB

Breakfast

Breakfast should be light and high in carbohydrate, cereals, toast and porridge are good examples. To start your caffeine loading program, drink one 750ml bottle of Energy Drink Caffeine Hit, in the period 60 to 90 minutes before the start of you ride. At the same time take the following Energy Gel Caffeine which contain a moderate caffeine content.

50kg to 60kg: 1 x Energy Gel Caffeine
60kg to 70kg: 2 x Energy Gel Caffeine
70kg to 90kg: 3 x Energy Gel Caffeine

You can substitute Energy Gel Aqua Caffeine for Energy Gel Caffeine.

Between races

Take one Energy Gel Caffeine per hour to keep your caffeine level in the performance enhancing zone. Sip on Energy Drink to remain hydrated and fuelled up.

Sensitive To Caffeine?

If you have a medical condition or do not wish to use caffeine for another reason, then simply switch each of the products detailed above with the non-caffeine equivalent from HIGH5 and ignore the section on caffeine loading before your event.

After

Drink 400ml of Recovery Drink as soon as you finish. Eat a balanced meal one to two hours later.

Image Credit: Dan Griffiths

Image credit: Dan Griffiths/Moonhead Media

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