This week's top 5 training hacks & tips are all about making your indoor training easier so you can push harder and get more fitness gains.
If you are sticking with your regular hydration, the biggest mistake we see is people putting in the recommended serving size for a 16oz bottle when their bottle is actually 22oz of 26oz. For example, with Skratch, you would want to be using 1.5 scoops or 1.5 single servings packets.
Or you can go super Salty with LMNT (pronounced Element). I've been using this in my indoor training, and I'm a big fan. I find the extra salt makes me drink much more frequently and keeps me on top of my hydration. I'm easily drinking a 26oz bottle per hour.
I've been experimenting with taking a Maurten CAF 100 GEL at the start of my indoor workouts, then again every hour. If you do this, be sure to combine this with my #3 tip below so you don't have a sugar crash.
I never eat when training indoors, but I've started taking one chew every 15 minutes, and I'm never going back. I've noticed a big difference in my ability to get past 60 minutes of indoor training, and now I'm easily finishing two-hour indoor workouts, where before I would always quit early.
The other advantage is the chews create mini-milestones in your workout and break up the monotony every 15 minutes.
I'm seeing more and more athletes take advantage of this easy and safe performance booster. If I'm training less than 60 minutes indoors, I'll take Sur Alt Red about 30 minutes before my workout. If I'm going longer than 60 minutes, I'll use six capsules of SwissRX Nitric Oxide 30 minutes before training as it lasts longer than the Sur Alt Red.
On the days when I have to wake up and train to get it in before a busy workday, I've started mixing up a pre-workout drink of SFH Push or Nuun Prime the night before and putting it beside my bed. As soon as I wake up, I start sipping it, and in the 15 mins it takes to begin training, it has me focused and ready to go.
Enjoy your pain cave workouts!