I've been waiting to do this blog post because I needed adequate time to try these products and, well, I'm hesitant to share my secret . . . So I'll just whisper it and keep it between you and me, okay? OSMO is the best nutrition brand - and they even have a line formulated just for women! Now I'm going to tell you WHY it's better than the brand you're using right now.
Secret Reason #1 - I always knew the importance of staying hydrated DURING the race, but I was never confident with my hydration BEFORE the race. When I drink the PreLoad, I go into the race with piece of mind. I know that I am starting the race with a certain level of hydration.
Secret Reason #2 - Other sports drinks left a sticky, sugary coating in my mouth (and in my water bottle.) Because of that reason, I always ended up choosing water, which was not hydrating enough to keep my performance at my highest potential. I am pleased to say that the Active Hydration does NOT leave a weird residue in my mouth and I have finished every race with an empty bottle (which I never did before.)
Secret Reason #3 - Lean in close . . . The Acute Recovery doesn't upset my stomach and doesn't make me feel so full that I can't eat for 2 hours after drinking it. I like to mix the Acute Recovery with chocolate milk.
Now that I have experience with the products, I am confident that they have helped me reach my full potential and sustain my pace in the longer Cat 1 races. Shhh! Don't tell! Keep this between you and me!
* Ladies, if you want to keep beating the guys, you better not mention OSMO's men's line of products!
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Step 1: PreLoad
Osmo PreLoad Hydration is a special application "hyper-hydrator" for women that addresses the effects of estrogen and progesterone on athletic perfomance. It was developed to be used before intense efforts, ultra-endurance events or exercise in hot conditions to:
Step 2: Hydrate
Women are not small men™ During our menstrual cycle our internal temperature varies by 0.5°C, while our sodium losses increase and plasma volume drops. Dr. Stacy Sims developed Active Hydration for Women to address these physiological realities to help female athletes:
Step 3: Recover
As women, our recovery physiology is heavily influenced by our menstrual cycle. Recovery is critical for us because progesterone and estrogen inhibit muscle repair and glycogen restoration.
I developed Acute Recovery for Women to address these physiological realities. It helps female athletes like us: