Road cycling becomes very challenging when the track spans to hundreds of kilometres or more. This reason alone justifies the need for wearing the most appropriate cycling jerseys and equipment relative to the weather, location, and time of the event. However, there are instances and situations wherein the right riding equipment can’t compensate for the rigorous requirements of cycling. One of these is the need for more energy.
A cyclist getting insufficient rest before an event can make him less physically able. Even wearing light, comfortable, and appropriate cycling jerseys can never take away exhaustion. During these instances, the need for an energy supplement comes in. Energy drinks are an example. An energy drink is a type of soft drink that boosts energy because of the ingredients it contains. These are caffeine, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Moreover, guarana, acai, taurine, ginseng, maltodextrin, carbonated water, inositol, carnitine, creatine, glucuronolactone and ginkgo biloba are also common ingredients in this power booster drink. Energy drinks bring physiological and psychological effects that help cyclists during a road cycling event. Thus it is important that any cyclist have an easy access to these drinks during a competition. There are cycling equipment that have specialised containers for such liquids. So it should be easy to bring a bottle with them when riding. Even cycling jerseys nowadays have compartments where athletes can put in stuff during an event.
Riding events oftentimes last more than an hour, so energy drinks will aid in increasing the body muscle endurance. This increased endurance will equate to speed and the ability of the cyclists to continue traversing the track despite of routine circumstances and physical limitations. While cycling jerseys and other equipment aid the cyclists, energy drinks will enhance their physical capabilities. This is beneficial because it will also increase their chances of winning the title. Energy drinks first came out of the market during the 1960s in Japan. It was Lipotivan that started it all; and over the years a lot of brands were also released to the public.
Other than athletes wearing cycling jerseys, energy drinks are also very applicable to other sports like football, basketball, volleyball, and more. The latest development in these drinks is the invention of effervescent tablets. These tablets can be added to water and create the same kind of power drink. It was also proven to be more effective and indeed portable.
If you are among the cyclists who easily get tired, then you may consider using these drinks to compensate for the requirements of cycling that cycling jerseys and other equipment can’t provide.