Vilified by the weight loss world, carbs are, in fact, the Holy Grail for high intensity endurance athletes. However, a paper in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning may have taken some shine off of everyone’s favorite Macro. When cyclists scoffed 80 grams of carbs before. During, or late in an intense cycle, they performed no better who has the zero carb placebo. However, blood glucose levels shot through the roof for those that consumed carbs mid workout, which meant a crash afterwards. I believe the best way to maximize your workout is sipping a Branch Chain Amino Acid (BCAA’s) mix with 25 grams of a good complex carb maltodextrin powder. This blend will keep your body fueled for maximum performance and recovery.