As an athlete I’m always trying to get an edge – physically and mentally. As you all know, I put a lot of time and energy into my physical training, and I’ve also spent a ridiculous amount of time on my mental game. Where am I lacking? In the nutrition department. I eat extremely healthy but, when I’m training for say a world championship competition, I’ve finally realized that all the fruits and vegetables on the planet aren’t enough fuel for my aging body. Damnit!
In that vein, I’ve been treating myself like a little science experiment. Once I decided I needed to supplement my diet, I started doing some research. And by ‘research’ I mean I went to some of the top athletes I know, and asked them to spill their secrets. Both John Newman and Tina Muir didn’t hesitate to tell me about EnduroPacks. It’s good to have elite athletes as friends, isn’t it?
Here’s how EnduroPacks work:
1. A daily system of vitamins and minerals. Yes, daily.
2. You take/spray/patch the above four items though out the day. Liquid multivitamin in the morning, spray in your water during training, amino acid patch after your grueling workout, and two immunity boosting tablets before bed.
As I’ve said before, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to food preparation and the same goes for a supplement system. I have to say that at first I was all “I have to do ALL of this everyday? What the what??” To many it may not seem like that much, but when you’re running a household, working part-time and chasing after 5 year-old twins, anything added in can seem like the proverbial straw, if you know what I mean…
I started out skeptical and thought “This had better work!” And guess what? After 30 days of consistently using all the products, I can honestly say that I have a lot more energy during my workouts, better recovery and my hydration levels have come way up! I know this though the scientific research I conducted about how many times I have to go to the bathroom though out the day, and the color of my pee. Very scientific.
Now, about that patch.
This is definitely something I have never done in my athletic career. I was a little wary of putting something directly on my skin and having it absorb into my body. But, I spoke with one of the great guys at the company in-depth about it, and he was able to answer all my questions and ease my concerns. The idea is to get a ‘trickle’ effect over the course of the day, instead of taking more pills. I’m all for that!
The only downsides to the patch? It’s hard to explain to your kids, and it does leave a bit of a residue on your skin that you have to scrub off. For the benefits, I think I can deal.
What are the benefits? More energy during my hour plus training sessions, and better recovery afterward. Now, I haven’t had the pleasure of feeling the effects after a hard race or competition BUT, I was able to train eight days in a row, without feeling overly sluggish, as I have in the past. That alone will have me coming back for more.
If you’re a super geek and want to see actual recovery numbers and graph plots, you can see John Newman’s report here from Family, Sport, Life. I have to say – it’s pretty cool to actually SEE this stuff working for you!
The best part? This whole system was created by an athlete. And I fully and completely trust this athlete and his intentions:
The bottom line is that yes, I received a 30 day supply of the product in exchange for an honest review. My honest review is that I will be ordering more once I dive into a focused, dig-deep training plan come January. I would highly recommend EnduroPacks to any athlete looking to stay injury-free, energized and healthy!
And by “athlete” I mean YOU! You know my motto at VITA right? Find your inner athlete. Trust me, it’s in there.
What else can I do for you today? How about 20% off when you use the code ‘VITATRAIN4LIFE’ on the EnduroPack web site right now?
I’m always trying to keep you all healthy so you can TRAIN FOR LIFE! That’s what it’s all about.
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Glad you liked EnduroPacks! I was so skeptical especially about the patch. BUT it’s the real deal. I stopped using it when I wasn’t running but have another round waiting for me when I start heavy training again.
Darn it! I forgot to include you and you were one of the main reasons I was hooked up with them. 1,000 apologies Angela!
Interesting and never would have thought to use a patch for stuff like this, but ors make sense for some like myself for who would forget my head if it weren’t screwed on. So thanks for sharing and may have to check this out now.
I hear you when it comes to memory! If I find a patch that helps with that, I’ll let you know…
I KNEW you would like it!!! I am so glad to hear that, and it really does make a difference! Funny what you said about the patch, I find myself scratching that off randomly throughout the day, every day. And yeah, that does get some funny looks, especially if you ever put it on your arm! Hope you keep going with it, and they are a GREAT company, really care about you 🙂
Thanks so much Tina! I think I’ll put it on my arm one day, just for fun…
And you’re so right about the company – all my interactions with them have been very positive and that is SO important.
Very cool stuff. I have never dabbled into amino acids but it seems to be showing up more and more. I will say I am a believer in patches–my acupuncturist has given me herbal patches to put on sore spots and they totally work. Even if they do have a stinky smell!
They do work! Luckily, mine don’t smell 🙂
I am completely skeptical about supplementts, etc but have been trying EnduroPacks recently too and I have to say, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. I’m glad to hear that others have had good experience with it too which makes me feel more confident about it all. And they are such a great company!
We are basically the same person. Obviously your powers of yoga are much stronger. 🙂
Oh wow! I can barely remember to take my prenatal vitamin once a day! Haha. That is so cool that it was created by an athlete for athletes. I can definitely see where this would come in handy when training for a big race. It can be so hard to get all the nutrients you need from your foods unless you are just constantly eating (not that there is anything wrong with that!). I also like your scientific approach!
Ha ha – thanks Brittany. It’s actually not bad, once you get into a routine.
Ok this is so interesting.
People don’t talk about the birth control patch anymore (why not??) but I remember thinking that the patch technology could be used for a lot of ways!
I had totally forgotten about that!! Yes, it’s an underused method, but I’m not sure why. It’s so simple!
So glad you had a good experience. They have kept John healthy and in good shape this season. Thanks for the link love.
Of course! I’m looking forward to my stats once I really start training…
I haven’t used a patch or supplement but lately I feel like I need a supplement or something just to make it through the day. I’m going to hope it is just a rough week(s) and that soon I will feel like myself again!!!
We’ve all had weeks like that! Not being able to run is probably affecting your mood as well. I hope this next week brings a better mood and a better you. Hang in there my friend!!
Interesting, I’ve never heard of this before. I’ll have to check it out. I don’t take any supplements. I started using Skoop sweetgreens everyday though…normally I would get sick everytime the kids do, but since taking it everyday, I haven’t caught any of their illness yet! Placebo? Maybe, but I’m sticking with it. Full of antioxidants, probiotics, superfoods!
OMG I’m going to get some of that ASAP! I’m sitting here with yet another cold passed on from my kids!! This is the second round since they started school and it’s only November!
I am a distributor if you want to try it….seriously, I”m convinced it’s why I haven’t gotten sick. I put it in my smoothies/yogurt religiously every day and nothing…
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Thank you! As soon as I get home (to a secure server!) I’ll order it.
wowza I have never heard of the patch before, so interesting! so many options for the hardcore athlete like yourself!! 8 days in a row?! I want to take a nap for you 🙂
Hahahaha!! I’m not sure how/why that happened because I usually take at least one rest day but…oops!
This is something that I would consider using when I train for another half. I did find myself losing steam by the end of the week working full time and training. Thanks for the review!
It will absolutely help you be FULL steam ahead!