Recently Extreme Endurance athlete Andy Nelson traveled to Pagosa Springs, Colorado to compete in the Devil Mountain 50k.
The Devil Mountain 50k is one of the most senic 50ks in the United States. This course is very beautiful but it’s also very tough.
In his preparation for the event. Andy had been using Extreme Endurance everyday for the past 4 months. He was taking 3 tablets am and 3 tablets pm. This was his first crack at an ultra distance event.
As you can see from the elevation profile he had to deal with a lot of climbing. (5000 feet) As a result he produced a lot of Lactic Acid.
Just finishing this race is an Epic achievement. Andy came in 6th! Finishing in a time of 5:06:59. He was surprised by how good he felt after so much climbing and punishment out on the course.
We were not surprised. We know that Extreme Endurance is clinically proven to raise your aerobic threshold by double digits and buffer the burn of lactic acid by 15%.
Here are a few of the highlights from the event.
- Spectacular course run through rarely visited forests.
- Breathtaking views.
- Elevation gains 5,000’ feet during the 50k..
- A course comprised of more than 80% single track.
Extreme Endurance (xendurance as known in the EU) is the only product in the world that has a Gold-Standard, third party, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study – that has been published. We emphasize third party because it means that we, at Lifespan International, did not know who was testing the product. Many companies pay other companies to “hopefully” get good results – we hired a company to test Extreme Endurance that had no knowledge of Lifespan International or the product – and the results were off the charts with a 15% reduction in lactic acid and a double digit increase in aerobic threshold.
Jürgen Sessner, the lead researcher on the study and owner of Corpus Diagnostik, in Hilpotstein, Germany, was so impressed with the results of the 10-day study that he asked if he could do his own study using the active product on 5 of his pro-triathletes for a longer, 30-day study. He found in this second study that with a longer use of Extreme Endurance, there was continued improvement and an increase in VO2 Max and power output. All of his athletes wanted to stay on the product.
Second, the clinical results of our double-blind study were presented at the 6th Annual European Nutraceutical Convention in Vienna, Austria, March 13, 2010 and are published in the Clinical Journal of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, (Vol 5, Supplement 1, 2010)
Recently I got the chance to visit with xendurance athlete Matthew Russell.
Matthew was the third fastest American at the Ironman World Champs in Kona, HI. He said, in addition to a very smart training schedule he attributes a lot of his success this year to taking Extreme Endurance. He was able to recover quicker and stack harder workouts together.
He has been in Arizona for the past couple weeks training and racing. He is getting ready for Ironman Arizona Nov 20th. He recently won the Soma triathlon in commanding fashion.
Matthew has also been working with the team at Faster http://www.ride-faster.com/ to get the position on his bike dialed in. He has also been able to take advantage of the metabolic testing, recovery services and he will soon jump into the wind tunnel. He will use the wind tunnel to evaluate his existing aerodynamic drag and how his position and equipment change his drag. It will also incorporate biomechanical, power and respiratory measurement tools to ensure that his aerodynamics don’t compromise his performance. We are excited to review all the data he receives from faster.
4 Ironman distance races in 4 different countries finishing in the top 4% in the pro field.
Bevan had a performance lift once he started taking Extreme Endurance. His watts (power) on the bike went up 10%-15%. His Heart Rate data showed he wasn’t working harder to produce the added power.
He was training more effectively each day and bouncing back a lot quicker. He was able to get more intensity back into his training sessions which he was unable to do earlier in the year when he wasn’t using Extreme Endurance.
He was in the best shape of the year going into the last race of the season. This came as a surprise to him considering this was Ironman number 4 in 9 months.
Since he has been taking Extreme Endurance he has moved to another level of fitness and that wasn’t a result of upping his volume or intensity of training. He says it has come from his ability to recover quicker and therefore train more effectively.