Thursday, April 8, 2010

Recipe for "Light Legs"

Before a long ride or a race, one way to help your legs feel fresh and light is to take two Anacin and sublingual B-12 about one hour prior. Dosage for B-12 can vary from 500 to 2000 mcg. The Anacin contains caffeine and aspirin. These products will "lighten your legs" by the caffeine and aspirin's effect, combined with the nervine tonic of the B-12. Do not try this the day of a race! Try it first on a long training ride. If you like the way you feel, then use it on a race day. These products are meant to be used ultimately for increased recovery and peak performance.

Another great product is Berocca Performance, by Bayer. These are effervescent tablets containing B vitamins with added vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. On the Pro-Tour in Europe, the riders took Berocca Performance two times a day; once in the morning, and once after the race. This product is phenomenal! It is not available in the United States and can be purchased on-line. I have found the prices through Bayer New Zealand pharmacies to be fantastic. You will notice an unbelievable feeling of rejuvenation from the B vitamin content in Berocca. Start with just a morning or afternoon dose, but not after 5 p.m. as you could feel a bit "too" rejuvenated! Berocca can be used as a B supplement to your vitamin regime. It is not necessary in the recipe for "Light Legs." Experiment! Good luck!


Linds said...

Hi Shelley,
Tried one of the Berroca Performance tabs this morning (got it through a friend) -- a light lift, very nice. I got in a good workout, and then managed twice as much as I thought I would today.

Looking forward to more of your blog stories on sports tips for various conditions, clothing, supplements for enhanced health, cycling adventures, etc. Thanks and bring it on!

-- a blog follower

taf said...

Hi Shelley... It's Taffy. I know its been 30 years or more, but I thought I track you down to say Happy Birthday on this biggest of birthdays. Hope you had a wonderful day!