I tried Extreme Endurance. I had a killer workout on them. I don’t know if they can work that fast (3 days time) or if I was just on a great day, but the wattages were excessively good compared to the same workout from last week.
Here’s a side by side comparison of 3 intervals of 10 minute long all done @ my threshold wattages:
1st rep: 332
2nd rep: 342
3rd rep: 347
This week on Extreme Endurance
1st rep: 340(Extreme Endurance)
2nd rep: 350
3rd rep: 365 (<–that’s a bit high for me, especially on rep 3, but it was no problem)
I’ll send you some more numbers after the next hard workout. Today was a solid tempo session on tired legs. 4 hrs, with 3 hours straight of tempo at 281 watts. That’s something I do most weeks, but I usually can’t get the whole 3 hours at 280+ watts if the legs are tired at the start of the ride, so that was a good improvement right there.
Cat 1, FGS Team Captain, TN State TT and Criterium Champion.
Why I Chose Extreme Endurance?
I am always looking to optimise the balance between training and recovery to ensure that I can make the most out of every single workout, and arrive at the seasons most important races in peak shape. Like every athlete, I often drag myself through training sessions despite physical fatigue, leaving the quality of those sessions below average. My reason for taking Extreme Endurance was to find out if it would help reduce muscular fatigue and improve the quality of my training as a result.
6 Weeks of Taking Extreme Endurance
Over the past 6 weeks I have taken Extreme Endurance (6/day) whilst training an average of 11 hours/week. In order to truly test the product, I set out on a training schedule that was more intense than previous winters. Training has included cycling 4x/week, including two lactate threshold sessions and two VO2 max sessions. I ran 6x/week, covering an average of 51 miles/week. I have also been swimming 2x/week and maintaining my regular stretching schedule.
- Significantly reduced muscle soreness following 17+ mile runs and hard sessions.
- Quality of all workouts much higher due to reduced muscle fatigue.
- Able to maintain good running form even at the end of long runs.
- Long run pace increased by 30s/mile.
- Able to do back to back days of VO2 max and lactate threshold sessions.
- Functional Threshold Power increased by 30 watts.
The best attribute of Extreme Endurance was that it reduced muscular fatigue and allowed me to train consistently. Never before have I trained for 6 consecutive weeks with such intensity, quality and running volume. I am convinced that had I not been taking Extreme Endurance, I would not have been able to train with such quality, and the gains made would not have been nearly as great.
The 2011 Season
I look forward to sharing my experience of Extreme Endurance with others and seeing them realise the benefits that the product has. As a personal trainer, I will certainly be recommending Extreme Endurance to clients, especially those who complain of muscle soreness.
On a personal note, I am sure that Extreme Endurance will play a huge role in helping me work towards my goals this season. Continuing with Extreme Endurance, I am excited about challenging myself for a top-20 overall finish at Ironman South Africa in April. The main aim of the season is to compete for the 18-24 age-group win at Ironman Hawaii, following my 10th place finish in 2010. Taking Extreme Endurance will give me a huge advantage compared to last season, and I am extremely excited about where it will take me in 2011.