Sandy and Robyn hanging out with xendurance sponsored athlete Mirjam Weerd at IMAZ. You can follow her here.
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Posted by Roger Thompson.
Nutritionist Investigates Claims of New Sports Nutritional Supplement
Nutritionist sets out to see if sports supplement is the real deal. Extreme Endurance is a 100% natural athletic dietary supplement, manufactured in a NSF Certified facility and certified drug-free by the world’s largest sports drug laboratory. In a Gold-Standard, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical study, aerobic threshold increased 41% and lactic acid was reduced by 15%. This was a 30 day study involving 22 elite athletes.
After seeing the claims of Extreme Endurance, a new sports nutritional supplement on the market, nutritionist Lori Anonsen, MS, RD, ACSM, thought the product sounded too good to be true. So late last year, Lori investigated the phenomenal claims of Extreme Endurance. What she found out made her a believer in the product.
According to Lori, an extreme endurance athlete recently asked her, “How good can I get?” What a great question, she thought, and after several days of research, found some fascinating new sports nutrition information along with an abstract on a new sports supplement called Extreme Endurance. The abstract covered a double-blind, randomized, crossover study of 22 elite athletes. Being an ex-triathlete and current weekend aerobic warrior herself, she found the abstract very interesting and began a full investigation of the product.
Extreme Endurance claims to influence and reduce lactic acid concentration, which in turn improves maximum exercise performance and reduces muscle soreness. These are bold claims, so Lori looked at their website, http://www.xendurance.com. The site provided sound information, and cited a clinical study. In addition, there are plans to repeat the study on a variety of athletes from different sports.
The ingredients in Extreme Endurance are fairly basic: acid buffers like Magnesium and Potassium, Antioxidants, Trace Minerals and Protease Enzyme Papain. It is important to note the buffers used in the product, as well as Protease Enzyme Papain, which stimulates anti-inflammatory agents leading to less muscle pain and soreness are obviously of important benefit to extreme endurance athletes.
Powerful buffers, like Magnesium Hydroxide, often cause diarrhea when released and absorbed through the stomach lining. Extreme Endurance, however, is released in the small intestine to avoid gastrointestinal problems such as stomach upset, diarrhea, and interference with a healthy acidic environment needed in the stomach.
Since Extreme Endurance is a new product, Lori contacted a lead proponent of the product, Jürgen Sessner. Jürgen is the head trainer and coach for several professional triathletes in Europe who competed in the Ironman race in Wisconsin this past September. Jürgen participated in the double-blind clinical trial on Extreme Endurance with his triathletes, and told Lori he knew which athletes were receiving the active product after the “very first test” in the 10 day trial.
Triathletes in the first group used a substance in a brown bottle. After Jürgen tested two triathletes in the first group, he knew the contents of the brown bottle was the active substance (i.e. Extreme Endurance) and not the placebo. No one officially knew who had Extreme Endurance or the placebo until the final testing was completed 35 days later; but Jürgen knew because his triathletes had never tested so high in their lactate threshold.
Lactate threshold is a term used to describe an exercise level at which more lactate is being produced than cleared. The first group of 11 athletes, who all took Extreme Endurance, finished the 10 day test with an increase in aerobic threshold of 84%. The test also showed a reduction of lactate by 18%. By the time the crossover study was completed with all 22 athletes, the numbers changed to an increase of aerobic threshold by 41% and lactate reduction by 15%. Aerobic threshold increase is very important in athletic performance. It will allow athletes to use fat vs. carbohydrates as a major source of fuel, and therefore perform at a higher level of intensity for a longer period of time.
Jürgen said all 22 athletes wanted to continue using Extreme Endurance because all saw an improvement in their training. An athlete produces lactic acid during high intensity exercise. The lactic acid that is formed dissociates into lactate and hydrogen ions. Lactate can be used as a fuel source for the heart and other muscles during intense exercise. However, when the accumulation of hydrogen ions (H+) exceeds the buffering capacity of the muscle and blood, fatigue sets in. An acidic pH not only leads to fatigue, but can also cause muscle tightness and that burning feeling often felt during intense exercise. Extreme Endurance’s ingredients help buffer the production of H+, and thus can increase an athlete’s lactate threshold or ability to work much harder for a longer period of time.
Articles have been written about an acidic blood pH and lowered bone density in cyclists who ride over 100 miles a week, and in light weight rowers. An acidic blood pH needs to be buffered, and one of the body’s ways to handle this is by using calcium stored in the body. In 1996, a study of six Tour de France riders showed bone density losses of up to 17% over the course of the race. An important side benefit of Extreme Endurance may be as an acid buffer to help neutralize calcium loss, and preserve a healthy bone density.
After analyzing all this information, Lori e-mailed http://www.xendurance.com and asked them for product user references. They gave her the name of Coach Rick Stassi, a strength and conditioning coach from Irvine, CA. Rick’s resume is impressive; coaching 13 #1 draft picks, 60 college All-Americans and a world-class swimmer, Jason Lezak. Rick started Jason on Extreme Endurance just before the swimming trials last June. During the third day in Beijing, the 4X100 free style race was held. A major television network said 81 million people watched Jason Lezak catch France’s Alain Bernard. Rick said, “Bernard was the 100 meter world record holder and had about 0.8 of a second head start on Jason – but the last 10 or 15 meters, Bernard tightened up. Lactic acid buildup got him”!
Jason smoked Bernard with the fastest 100 meter freestyle in history – 46.06. A sports announcer called it one of the miracles of the Games. Rick said, “This was Jason’s third time at the games. I have trained Jason for 8 years and at the age of 32, he won his first individual Medal, 2 relay Gold Medals and swam better and faster – Extreme Endurance was his game changer!”
After completing her investigation of Extreme Endurance, Lori concluded if you are interested in improved athletic performance, with less muscle burn and soreness, then Extreme Endurance may be the game changer you’ve been searching for.
Roy M. Wallack
Achey – Breaky Biker Bones
Southern California Bicyclist Magazine
Nancy Clark, MS, RD.
Food for Thought
Rowing News, September 2008
Vol. 15, No. 7, 74-76
Jürgen Sessner Extreme Endurance Clinical Test Protocol
Testing Facility: Corpus Diagnostik, Hilpoltstein, Germany
Dr. Volker Tzscheetzsch and Juergen Sessner
Extreme Endurance is a tradename of LifeSpan International US, LLC.
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A Challenging Race in the Most Relaxing Place
Emma Bishop recaps today’s racing in Laguna Phuket
Published Sunday, December 4, 2011
The sun is finally showing her face here at Laguna Phuket. The conditions today favoured cool racers and I never thought I would say that in a tropical country. The day started off calm, with low cloud with rain clouds pending. Athletes were 50 km into the bike when the heavens opened and down it came…in buckets, cats and dogs. It made for a very interesting race with slower bike splits than usual and some super quick run splits.
Germany’s Michael Raelert came into this race as the favourite and did not disappoint. In seriously challenging conditions he not only ran away with the win him set a new course record! This was his first visit to Thailand and on arriving at the Laguna Phuket his steely focus was swayed, as he was lulled into the chilled vibes of relaxed island life. Raelert managed to switch the focus back on in time and commented; “This is a challenging race in the most relaxing place, that was really hard.”
Raelert was in the leading group on the bike and patiently waiting for his moment. And then the rain started.
“Everyone went into safety mode when that rain started. I have never before raced in such conditions today. It was definitely an experience. We pushed. But conservatively.”
The road at Layan, a little after 80k, became waterlogged and posed a surprise to the men as they approached. “Everyone started looking around wondering what to do,” he says.
Second place female Natascha Badmann knew exactly what to do. Tearing through the flood creating a tidal wave of surf, Badmann was seen grinning ear to ear and laughing as she made her way through the water.
Six men started the run within a few seconds of each other and in the cool conditions Raelert made a decisive early move. “Running here (in Thailand) was interesting, I was not hot because of the rain, but I still needed to drink. Usually I would be wearing a jacket and trying to stay warm in such conditions.”
Not quite knowing what to expect from racing in Thailand, Raelert was delighted by the organisation and fine attention to detail.
“Everything was taken care of and this event is the perfect way to end a year. If I didn’t have to fly out tomorrow night I would be staying here for at least two weeks.”
In the ladies race, Australia’s Melissa Rollison was the pre race favourite and made amends to her second place finish last year when she stormed home with the win. Rollison ends the season unbeaten at the 70.3 distance.
“I came out of the water with Belinda (Granger) and that was a good swim for me. Then, on the first hill, I passed Amanda (Stevens) and remained in the lead.”
She didn’t just hold onto the lead, Rollison showed her 70.3 World Champion pedigree by carving out a sizeable eight-minute lead by the time she started the run. And then finished the race 13 minutes ahead of the legendary Badmann.
“It was a bit crazy out there today and I don’t think my bike skills on the TT bike are quite up to scratch,” Rollison confesses.
On the run that is a mixture of road, gravel, and golf course and off road, Rollison admits she likes a ‘bit of cross country’.
Ecstatic to take the title, she now looks forward to a two-week break. But first it is awards night and, if it is at all possible, we look forward to seeing the spiky blond let her very short locks down at the Black Tie and Board Shorts year-end party tonight.
Badmann didn’t hang around today either, she may be a little slow on the swim these days after breaking her collarbone in the past, but it looks like the sprightly Swiss 44-year-old is back to the form that saw her win six Ironman World Championships. Certainly one of the inspirational stories of the day, Badmann posted the fastest female bike split.
Starting the run eight minutes behind winner Rollinson, catching the reigning 70.3 World Champion was honestly not going to happen, but holding off the younger chasing legs of Radka Vodickova CZE was something she could, and did, achieve.
Men’s winner Michael Raelert summed up Badmann’s performance perfectly, “There really is no age limit today on being a successful triathlete,” he said of the 44-year-old.
Early on this morning we mentioned Thailand’s number one triathlete Jaray ‘Ray’ Jearanai who was racing here for the second time today.
Last year was his first 70.3 ever, and he then posted a respectable 5:02. Well, it has been a whirlwind year for the young man who became the first Thai to participate in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas and the Ironman World Championship in Kona in the same year.
He mentioned a time of 4:50 and then confidently moved it to 4:40. Jaray came home today sixth in his age group in a fantastic time of 4:38! Amazing job and a testament to the world-class facilities and triathlon coaching at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure club here in Phuket.
Timo Bracht wins Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia
December 04, 2011
Germany’s Timo Bracht who came fifth in Kona eight weeks ago has backed up to win the Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia in 08:12:39 ahead of Australia’s Clayton Fettell who led for the entire swim and bike leg before being passed by Bracht at the 32k mark of the run. Remarkably 41 year old course record holder Jason Shortis was able to run himself up into third.
While 26 year old Fettell will no doubt be dissapointed to have come so close to a major break through in his career, he can none the less be very proud of his efforts, and knows he has time on his side to learn the art of Ironman. The win caps off a great year for 36 year old Bracht how also won Ironman Lanzarote in 2011, and has proven he can win on the flatest and the most mountainous of Ironman courses.
Fettell put in a blisteringly fast 45.11 swim, 2 mins and 20 secs ahead of second placed Luke McKenzie. The main pack, which included Bracht came out in 49 minutes. Fettell looked to stamp his authority onto the race on the bike with a 4:25:25 split, the fastest spli of the day by nearly 3 minutes. The second fastest split of the day went to renowed cyclist Leon Griffin.
On to the run Fettell was being chased by fellow Australian Josh Rix who had ridden himself up into 3rd, but who was still 9 minutes behind Fettell, along with Bracht, Aaron Farlow, Matty White, Leon Griffin, and previous winner Mitch Andersen.
Fettell was able to hold off all but Bracht, who shook his hand when he passed him at the 32k mark, and offered some words of encouragement that Fettell said helped spur him on to the end. Bracht ran a 2:48:42 marathon to Fettell’s 3:04:40. Shortis was only just shy of Bracht with a marathon split of 2:49:58