An energy bar tends to be made of simpler sugars than a cereal bar so that they can be easily absorbed and digested. They provide a concentrated hit of energy, but this time with a bit more substance and when you are using them during a long ride they fill you up a little more than a gel.
You should take them during long rides when you want something that more resembles food then a sweet. They are quite often useful when the intensity is low as you have time to chew them and digest them.
A protein bar help support proper muscle recovery and repair for athletes striving to push themselves to the next level.
Sports drinks include energy drinks and recovery drinks.
An energy gel is essentially a concentrated form of sugars. They provide you with a concentrated hit of energy, which is generally simple to digest and absorb. They don’t take up a lot of room in your pocket and you can take quite a few with you on your rides. Generally you only use them during training or races, and the quick hit of energy they provide can really help your performance and prevent fatigue.
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