3/ USER STORIES
Now that you know all about how to stay hydrated and fuelled up during your home trainer session, I'll pass the floor over to two home trainer enthusiasts.What are their habits? What products do they consume? Here is their story:
CYRIL, former professional cyclist: “During a short session I drink a bottle of plain water just to quench the feeling of thirst ", we're talking about sessions of up to 1 hour here. In a typical foundation training session, so from at least 1hr 30min... up to 3hrs. I've never done more than that, I prepare 3 bottles on top of my 2 initial bottles:
- 2 bottles of water
- 3 bottles of Hydra >> ISO
- maybe a protein or cereal bar on the side
and a lot of water over the next 3 hours especially if I've done 3 hours... but that's only happened once”.
JILL, a runner who became a home trainer enthusiast during the 1st lockdown:
“General principles: I've set up my home trainer in my garage as I don't have a fan. This allows me to stay cool and not "pollute" the house with my practice (smell of sweat, noise etc).
For short sessions (up to 1hr 15min), I do them at lunchtime. I eat a fruit jelly before starting to avoid an energy crash. I drink plain water to stay hydrated.I drink plain water to stay hydrated.
For weekend sessions (1hr 30 min to 2hrs depending on my motivation): I generally start 30-45min after breakfast so I don't need any nutrition at that time.However, I hydrate myself during the session with an isotonic drink (Aptonia Hydra) and I leave an almond ball or fruit jelly to hand in case of an energy crash”.~
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Have a great session!