How To SMASH 'The Runners Wall' Down Before Its Even Been Fully Built!

Sorry guys this is a quick and punchy fact of the day, but I think you’ll agree a useful one all the same, especially to you runners and endurance athletes out there!

No doubt you’re familiar with those moments when seemingly out of no where you feel drained, sapped of all energy and close to quitting, there isn’t a huge amount of warning either! Some tell tale signs that the dreaded ‘runners wall’ is lurking is a change in breathing pattern, a more forced stride pattern and a momentary feeling of light headedness. The ‘wall’ is subjective, hitting people at different times and effecting them differently…So how do you stave it off!?

Suck it up…literally and metaphorically. The best way to do this is with an energy gel. The small amount of viscous liquid means it is highly concentrated in carbohydrate (carbs) and electrolyte (in the isotonic energy gels) meaning they enter your blood stream in minutes helping you to smash that wall down! In fact, energy gels give you a boost in seconds because our mouths have carb receptors in them meaning the brain is tricked into thinking it has an abundant reserve of carbs straight away.

Smash that wall down before its even been fully built!

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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