1 - Why fueling is important?

We've all heard of Carbo-loading before a race right? Because carbohydrates is our body's main source of fuel for any exercise/workout. Carbs get depleted faster when we do high intensity activities like long rides or racing.

Electrolytes and water are also lost through sweat and this can lead to cramps and dehydration. Replacing your body's carbohydrates, water and electrolytes (eg. sodium) is essential if you want to perform at your best.

BADASS Fuel is a complete Energy Drink formulated to keep you going and be a BADASS:

                  Hydration + Carbohydrates + Electrolytes = BADASS MAX Fuel⛽️


2 - How much BADASS MAX Fuel do I use for my training and race?

Use 60g per hour (3 scoops) for training and 90g per hour (4.5 scoops) for racing with 700 to 750ml of water. Initially, some athletes may not be able to tolerate more than 60g per hour, in this case, its best to start with 60g per hour and work your way up to 90g per hour over a period of 30 days. *Always SHAKE your BADASS Fuel before scooping.


3 - Can I consume more than 90g per hour? 

Yes, most top athletes comsumes more than 120g per hour. Larger athletes require more fuel as they require more calories. Just make sure to train your gut to ensure that your body adjust to the higher fueling.


4 - How do I train my gut for 90g per hour of BADASS MAX Fuel?

  • 1st and 2nd week:
    Use 60g per hour (3 scoops) with 700 to 750ml of water

  • 3rd and 4th week:
    Use 80g per hour (4 scoops) with 700 to 750ml of water

  • 5th week:
    Use 90g per hour (4.5 scoops) 700 to 750ml of water


5 - Do I need to use warm water to mix BADASS MAX/ULTRA Fuel?

No. BADASS MAX/ULTRA Fuel will mix well with cold or room temperature water. Fill water first then add your fuel. Just shake it up and you are ready to go. 


6 - What is the difference between BADASS MAX and ULTRA Fuel?

The main difference between the two is basically down to the type of fueling you require. BADASS MAX Fuel is a "multi-source" fueling system for any activity that requires maximum performance.

BADASS ULTRA Fuel is a "single-source" for multi-day ultra endurance fueling (eg. 1000km Ultra Endurance Cycling).


7 - How should I fuel for my 60 minutes High-Intensity Race?

A. Simply add 90g (4.5 scoops) with 700 to 750ml water.

B. Gulp 1/4 th, 30 minutes before the race during your warm-up.

C. Gulp rest of the fuel during your race.


8 - How should I fuel for my 200km Endurance Race/Workout?

Two bottle strategy:

A. 1st bottle - concentrated formula

B. 2nd bottle - water

  • If you expect to ride for 6 hours,  prepare 1st bottle with concentrated formula. Mix 60g per hour. (3 scoops per hour x 6 hours = 18 scoops)
  • Prepare 2nd bottle with water only.
  • Gulp on 1st bottle and also on the 2nd bottle with water to dillute it, 30 minutes before the race/workout during your warm-up.
  • Refill the 2nd bottle every hour with fresh cold water.
  • Monitor and gulp 1st and 2nd bottle for the rest of the endurance race/workout.


9 - Why is "multi-source" better than "single-source" carbohydrate?

Consuming multi-source carbohydrate such as BADASS MAX Fuel allows you to abosorb more energy than a single-source carbohydrate for maximum performance. BADASS MAX Fuel which is a multi-source carbohydrate increases gastric emptying without the GI distress.[1-2]

[1] Multiple transportable carbohydrates enhance gastric emptying and fluid delivery
A E Jeukendrup 1, L Moseley 2010 Feb;20(1):112-21.

[2] Assessing a commercially available sports drink on exogenous carbohydrate oxidation, fluid delivery and sustained exercise performance
Justin D Roberts, Michael D Tarpey, Lindsy S Kass, Richard J Tarpey & Michael G Roberts 
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition volume 11, Article number: 8 (2014)


10 - Pre-fueling or should I eat breakfast instead or both?

Consuming carbohydrate is the best source of fuel for your race day. If you are used to eating breakfast before you race, try to eat atleast 3 to 4 hours before the race and stay away from low glycemic index food as it can cause GI issues. How much breakfast you consume is highly individual thus you must always practice race day breakfast and never try anything new on the race day. We highly recommend pre-race fueling and should be done 20 to 30 minutes before the race during your warm-up by gulping about 1/4th of your BADASS MAX Fuel.[1]

[1] Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance
March 2016Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 116(3):501-528

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