OK, I was out on the tennis court in the hot sun preparing to play a third round match in a local tournament. Right away during the warmup, I was feeling a bit of fatigue due to my last match. As we were about to start, I reached into my tennis bag for something special that I always try to have with me for just this occasion. I was horrified to find that I was somehow unprepared. You see, I normally keep a set of supplies in my tennis bag that I have found essential to working my way through tournaments over the years like KT Tape, Overgrips, and Dampeners.
Well, after I feverishly searched for the GU Energy Gel which was nowhere to be found; I signaled to my wife to go buy some and bring it back before things get any worse for me. She rushed back, but I was already down 0-3 in the first set; so on the switch she handed me the vanilla flavored solution to my problem. Within minutes, I was able to play longer harder points with less fatigue. This stuff was created for triathletes, so it works perfectly for tennis players during a long 3 set match.
OK, I not only survived but won the match finishing strong in a 3rd set tiebreaker: 5-7,6-1,7-6(1)
Other players that were watching my match started asking my wife questions about this secret stuff that obviously helped me regain energy, endurance, and power so quickly all for about a buck!
How Did GU Energy Gel Help Me with Endurance and Energy on the Tennis Court?
GU Energy Gel provides athletes with a dose of 100 calories to deliver high-quality, easily-digested and long-lasting energy for athletes in every sport and at all levels. Everything inside each packet of GU is engineered to do one simple thing: Provide your body with the essential nutrition it needs to keep going for miles and miles and hours and hours. It goes down easy, and it goes to work fast so you don’t have to slow down.
What’s in this GU Energy Gel?
Carbohydrates – GU provides athletes with a dose of 100 calories in the form of 70-80% Maltodextrin and 30-20% Fructose (The ratio depends upon the flavor.). Why the mix? It’s a complex carbohydrate, and studies have shown that some complex carbs are actually digested faster than simple sugars like table sugar and honey.
Amino Acid Blend – GU features a unique blend of amino acids to combat muscle fatigue, accelerate the conversion of carbohydrates into usable energy, and maintain mental focus.
Electrolytes – Sodium and potassium to replenish what is lost during strenuous activity.
Caffeine -Some GU flavors are caffeinated while others are not. They add caffeine for two reasons: It acts as a stimulant and it lowers the perceived effort.