"The majority of my biomarkers fell in the “optimized” range. I credit this to a healthy diet and a fantastic system of vitamins called EnduroPacks that support my health, performance, and recovery. Despite a high level of training, my C-Reactive Protein and CRPCreatine Kinase levels were in the optimal range.This indicates inflammation in my body is low and my body is recovering well."
"Additionally, as reflected by my white blood cell count and the fact that I’ve stayed pretty healthy the last few months, my immune system is functioning well. Most basic minerals, including sodium, potassium, calcium, chromium, and magnesium were in the optimal range."
Read more on Kimber's training and nutrition on her blog here.
"Towards the end of the first week I noticed an increase in my endurance and I fatigued less on my longer rides and runs. Interestingly, my mind remained clear and focused during my workouts without any “brain fog” that sometimes descends as your muscles fatigues. My energy throughout the day also seemed to normalize and I no longer felt that I needed an afternoon nap to get through my evening workout."
"I found that my recovery time was cut in half when on [EnduroPacks]. I was able to recover from my morning session and be relatively fresh for my afternoon workout. Then, in the morning, I would wake up without sore muscles."
"If you are an intense athlete, who is looking for an extra edge to help speed recovery and stay healthy throughout heavy training blocks, then it is definitely a good investment."
"My recovery runs are faster, without putting in any more effort, my workouts have been improving consistently, and I am feeling strong almost every day. I think the Enduropacks [system] has played a part in my body being able to handle all this."
"I am hooked, and will definitely continue using Enduropacks!"
"I came away from this trial thoroughly impressed with my findings. After the first few days I could start to feel a significantly reduced soreness and by the 7th day on the pack I had virtually no soreness whatsoever while increasing the intensity of my workouts. Additionally over the course of the trial period I have dropped 5 lbs, with significantly reduced cravings!"
"I raced 3 times over the course of October and I ended up on the overall podium 3 times. One win, one 2nd place, one 3rd place. While this is more of a reflection of my conditioning over the last years I can say Enduropacks contributed by allowing me to train the way I wanted to over the last month."
"For the past four weeks I have run 82, 86, 86 and 86 miles..."
"I can honestly and truly say that I am feeling awesome. I have handled the mileage better than ever. I am recovering more quickly from tough workouts and long runs, handling the mileage well, handling the workouts well (and nailing the paces), and am having decent energy throughout the day too. In the past there have plenty of times where running this kind of mileage leaves me feeling pretty zombie-ish for much of the day, but that has not been the case at all."
Read more of Erin's experience here.
"I started adding in EnduroPacks to my daily routine back in November. In that short period of time I’ve already become a huge believer...Since starting this regimen my legs have recovered far quicker from key races and workouts. This has enabled less time recovering between workouts and legs that are far poppier within those workouts."
"While taking EnduroPacks, I can honestly say that I had many more good runs than bad. My legs never really had that dead feeling. Because my legs didn’t feel dead during my runs, I also recovered faster. I’m the queen of feeling sore and achy as my past injury history reveals. Leading up to the SF Half and Reach the Beach Relay, I was dealing with some pain in my plantar fascia and my left ankle/shin area. While the aches didn’t disappear completely, they were significantly less bothersome and didn’t inhibit my training. In fact, there were long stretches of days when I didn’t feel sore or achey."
Read more of Christine's review here
"I track my heart rate variability (HRV) on a daily basis. This gave me a unique opportunity to see if the use of EnduroPacks had an effect on my ability to recover."
"Once I began using EnduroPacks, the percentage of days in the “green” zone drastically increased. This means that my recovery efforts were much more effective and EnduroPacks seemed to contribute greatly. During that time period, my training volume and intensity remained consistent (approximately 50 hours per month, 80% aerobic, 20% anaerobic), and I had 2 very difficult and demanding races. Also, my average days in “green” for 6 months prior to using EnduroPacks was 8 (26%). Since I have been using the system, my average is 17 (56%)."
"My day to day recovery appears to be more efficient and effective. I am able to train at high intensities several days a week without feeling sluggish or weak."
"I started out skeptical and thought “This had better work!” And guess what? After 30 days of consistently using all the products, I can honestly say that I have a lot more energy during my workouts, better recovery and my hydration levels have come way up."
Read more of Allie's comments here
"I typically don't look forward to the morning after a hard workout because the soreness makes me feel unable to function normally. Worse is the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) on the second day, and that didn't show its face at ANY extreme when compared to when I wasn't using these supplements.
The products are clearly doing something right if I am feeling more rested and am having little to no soreness or extreme fatigue after tough workouts!"
Read more of Ken's review on his blog here
Jess said she noticed that she feels "less sore after her workouts and that she doesn’t have her usual post-workout dehydration headaches".
Davey said "I’ve felt lots of energy. This week, we had some tough workouts on tap. During an hour of intervals at the track and a 2 1/2 hour bike/run brick, I felt like I never hit the wall and that I wake up energized and ready for my next triathlon workout."
"I’ll tell you what…I feel amazing. I feel like I am recovering a lot faster than I ever have; I’m not typically sore, but if I am, it goes away a lot faster than it ever has; and I feel like my endurance has increased at a faster rate than ever before. My heart rate training is proof – I’m running and cycling faster at a lower heart rate than I was at the beginning."
"My skepticism has turned to belief and I plan on using EnduroPacks all the way through my Ironman training. If you are an endurance athlete who is looking to recover faster and increase endurance and performance, I definitely recommend looking into EnduroPacks."
"Pure amazingness! I have gone on countless longish runs, multiple 17+ mile runs and have felt surprisingly fresh the next day... I think this product is a great value and an amazing concept. The company is also super helpful and know what they are doing."
"Yes. I think it has made a world of difference!"
"After about 2 weeks of taking the regime of products, I remarked to Ron that I was feeling really good, especially in the morning. The aches disappeared. You could say that my body just adapted to the training. But I think EduroPacks helped quite a bit too."
Read more of Angela's review here
"Upon completion of the trial, I would recommend the pack simply for its ease of use, portability, and convenience. For consumers who are hesitant about proper dosages, I assure you that there’s no guesswork. Remember that results aren’t instantaneous and you must be diligent in its daily application. Perceived soreness and HRV didn’t lie since I definitely felt that I’d recovered quickly and was able to resume training.
Having recently had my blood drawn and knowing from where to set a baseline, I was willing to give the Enduro Packs 30-day sample pack a try. While all the numbers were within range at the end of the trial period, what I appreciate most is how quickly I recovered. Hematocrit (HCT) numbers [tested at 49] even looked great considering 40-49 is optimal for endurance athletes."
"It had helped me come off of a 10-day hiatus and severe lung infection feeling stronger than ever and with relatively no soreness in my muscles as I started back up with my training!"
"I purposefully started this one month out from my 50k Ultramarathon. I wanted to see the benefits with a pretty strenuous endurance race. I was VERY impressed. Leading up to the race I felt physically better then I had previously been feeling the many months before during my training. I firmly believe that the vitamins helped my immune system bounce back from a bad illness and then kept me healthy pre/post race. The electrolyte spray is SO easy and convenient to use. The amino acid patch immediately after my workout was a breeze and actually stayed put the entire day. That paired with the glutamine tablets at night helped my muscles make a speedy recovery from whatever the training was that day."
"I bounced right back, injury free post race as well. I would highly recommend EnduroPacks especially if you are training for a big event or race. The months leading up this showed substantial benefits for me."
"The EnduroPacks nutrition program was a great addition to my training program. Even though I only used it for 30 days, it was great to see the impact it had on recovery time. My tough runs felt better and I was able to put in back to back efforts easier than I could before using EnduroPacks. I did notice that as the month went on, my body continued to feel better, even after tough workouts."
"There were a couple of times during pushes in workouts that I remember thinking how awesome I felt and wondered why I felt that way, only to remember my use/consumption of the elements of [EnduroPacks]."
"I felt a noticeable difference in mental acuity and ability to exert at increased levels, especially with workouts scheduled first thing in the morning. Additionally, as I sit, right now, slouched down on my couch, sore legs crossed and covered by a blanket, dreading the short 4-mile run I need to pound out this afternoon, I realize that this is the sorest I’ve been in a long time. I’m convinced it’s because I haven’t utilized [EnduroPacks] in two weeks, despite the fact I’m training more focused/harder now in the off-season than I was during the last month of my season while utilizing EP."
"Did [EnduroPacks] deliver? Hands down ‘YES’. Will I purchase it for use and integrate into my training regimen? Oh My Goodness YES! As a matter of fact, as soon as I finish this blog entry, I’m headed to the EP site to replenish my supply. Two weeks hard training and increased muscle soreness/fatigue without it, I’m a believer."
"I can say that I have been able to recover faster, and I do still have that extra kick to push on my workouts.
"I think the most important thing is that these products are more focused on recovery, which I think is highly important for an endurance athlete. As our bodies works out on these endurance challenges, it really needs the proper way to recover."
"I did a quick comparison with other similar products from Hammer Nutrition that will supply one month worth of nutrition... the total of all [their] products separate is $104.57 and without tax."
"I tried this protocol in the weeks leading up to Ragnar. I picked up the training and was running a couple of two-a-days to practice running fatigued. So I used the EnduroPacks I received to help my training. I ramped up my mileage by quite a bit during those weeks, more than the typical 10% rule would call for. But I found that my energy levels were high and I didn’t feel any soreness or fatigue from the additional training. I can’t help but think it was due to the supplementation I was getting from the EnduroPacks."
"I truly believe that the quality of the composition and the timing/mode of ingestion of all the athlete specific nutrients in the Enduropack maximize the absorption and benefit to all athletes. The ease and absorption of a liquid maximizes all vitamins and minerals. [The multivitamin] also contains a brown rice protein stabilizing agent for maximum bioavailability. I feel energized all day long, and have not missed any winter training due to sickness. And now as oppose to taking 4-8 pills in a day, I simply take 1 tablespoon of liquid (and an Iron pill) and my daily needs are met"
"I was pretty much pain-free the day after my six-hour run (on an asphalt path!). I remember feeling pleasantly surprised as I casually walked down stairs the next day. That was the event that stuck out the most. But I didn’t realize until my supply ran out that I had also been less sore after boot camp workouts as well. Our instructor mixes up the workouts so much that even when going to class 2 or 3 times a week, I always can tell what muscles were used the next day or two! My co-worker and I like to commiserate about what hurts after each class. My soreness was a lot milder with the glutamine. Not gone completely…but just barely noticeable."
"My training for the Miami Half Marathon has been going great. I’m able to recover faster from my tempo runs and hill repeats, which allows me to be able to do the long runs with ease. Plus, I’m able to do some cross training with kickboxing, which I wouldn’t normally do, because I thought it was too hard on my body. Since my recovery time has improved I’m able to continue kickboxing at a high intensity between runs. Now I’m doing both without any problems and feeling great! What can I say, I found the perfect supplement! It’s easy to take and it helps me recover faster from my workouts. EnduroPacks works for me 100% and can’t see myself training without it!"
"I like how there is only 4 components for improving performance and recovery–I found they were EASY to add to my schedule and it has become a routine I look forward to following daily."
"How am I feeling at end of 30 days? Well, I am feeling invincible. Seriously feel like I have been able to push myself harder and during this month I only took 3 completely REST days...The best feeling has been to wake up the day after a 13 mile (half marathon distance) training run and take the stairs one at a time AND do a 5k recovery run?! This for me is progress and I plan to continue using these supplements through my training for races and endurance events in 2014."
"EnduroPacks comes with an interesting take when it comes to amino acids, they use a transdermal patch. ...I was intrigued when I first saw them and a little reluctant at the same time. But I have to say that after my first intense workout I used the patch and really did feel the difference! My recovery “day-after” I found I wasn’t as sore as I usually am and I felt as if I could run again."
"Overall I’m happy with EnduroPacks and I would recommend it to help support your “sports” nutrition needs.. All-in-all I give it a BIG THUMBS UP!"
"Overall, how do I feel? Well, first - I must admit that I feel much better than I thought I would after my Ironman event just about 1 month ago. Is it because I've been taking these supplements? I'm not really sure, but I do know that I feel great!"
"I transitioned within a few days to my training for the NYC Marathon. I've done a couple 16 mile runs and one 18 mile run, a track workout each week, and several tempo runs. My legs and body feel great. In the past, I've dealt with tired legs on my runs but over the last month - each of my runs has been great! In fact this weekend, during my 18 mile run - I ran a personal best of 2:22 averaging 7:54 per mile!"
"There's no doubt that using this product over the last month has positively helped my training. Whether it was one specific product that worked and the others helped - or a collective effort - I have been able to get in more workouts with less fatigue and soreness. What this means is quality time while working out which equates to quality gains in performance."
"I think this is a great value considering how if you walk into a GNC to get supplements you'll spend about that much on a multi-vitamin alone. With all the stuff that triathletes spend their money on (and I'm as guilty of this transgression as anyone), it seems like common sense to use something that would allow you to effectively train better throughout the season."
"This system is incredibly easy and stress-free to use. By taking four simple supplements each day I have observed (1) faster performances, (2) speedy recovery, (3) a higher immune system, and (4) my body has overall felt ten-times better than usual. I definitely recommend EnduroPacks."
Read more of Holland's review here
"EnduroPacks offers a unique solution to triathletes for supplementation and hydration. Their monthly system is based on 4 products, 2 of which are taken on a daily routine basis and 2 that are workout specific. You simply add their concentrated solution to your current beverage of choice and go about your business. There’s no mixing, no cleaning and a lot less hassle than your traditional powders, drinks and workout specific meals".
"When you first begin training for an endurance event, the focus is usually on the miles, the time and the energy that it’s going to require."
"Unfortunately it also means forgetting about one highly valuable component which can help to mitigate a lot of that fatigue…sports nutrition. This alone is a topic that spans many books and fantastic websites, so today I’m going to focus in on...products that were provided to me to help with endurance training by focusing on many of the nutritional components which help with recovery and performance."
"The answer to the eternal question of "Can you feel anything?" is yes, I can feel it working. I feel fresher in the morning, I feel stronger on rides, and strangely, it's been easier to maintain my weight as of late. All of these effects may be due to inhaling some sweet, sweet placebo, but my bathroom scale doesn't lie."
"I’ve noticed that I can maintain the rigorous running intermixed with lots of moves like lunges, squat jumps, push ups and burpees without getting sore and requiring a full day of rest. I believe EnduroPacks have helped minimize my recovery time and fuel me up properly."
"I’d recommend this product bundle to avid endurance athletes like myself who have taken their training to another level. Enduropacks will help your body and your vitality keep up with the training demands!"
"After my month experience of using Enduropacks, I am a fan. Not only do each of their products have solid research behind them... but the pack just works for me. When I can get a pack of supplements delivered to me each month that boosts my performance, improves my overall health, and helps me recover, why wouldn't I use them?"
"EnduroPacks has created a mixture of products specifically designed to help you meet the demands of serious training. The component parts have been researched and formulated to ensure they work together. Even more helpful to many of us... your monthly supply is delivered directly to you... so if you’re one of the people that frequently forgets to take your vitamins or forgets to buy more when you run out, this could simplify your life."
"I was able to run the marathon on 2 weeks training...my first and I've felt great since. I must give at least some credit to your product. It's been alarming how good I've felt post marathon and even during the marathon."
"I am VERY impressed with the product."