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Skratch Labs

While competing in Vail, I was staying with a friend of mine Walter Wong. We were discussing different concepts of recovery while climbing and what I ate and drank. He started talking about his friend Allen Lim who had created a sports drink that was “perfect” for athletes that needed to recovery quickly. Allen Lim went to school locally by going to school at the University of Boulder. He got his masters in Kinesiology and a Ph.D in Integrative Physiology. He worked closely with Lance Armstrong while doing Tour De France training. There’s a great article here about his work with Armstrong. [singlepic id=382 w=320 h=240 float=center]   Allen created a powdered drink called Skratch that refuelled the body with sodium, magnesium, calcium and potassium while at the same time delivering a small dose of sugar. I had always enjoyed drinking gatorade/powerade at competitions but found that with all the sugar in them, it was just too much, especially when drinking 2-3 litres a day. The problem with drinking just water is sodium; while doing exercise and sweating, you secrete sodium and without replenishing those levels, the water you’re drinking will end up making you pee and overall dehydrating you. As you can see on the bottom of their website, many Tour De France athletes were putting this drink into their bottles while being sponsored by other companies, so it became known as the “secret drink“. It’s not so much a secret anymore as many pro cyclist now use the brand. [singlepic id=383 w=180 h=180 float=right] If you now see me with this new logo, it doesn’t stand for “Sean” as I’m sure many of you thought but rather “Skratch”. I’ve now stocked up on Skratch product which will last me the season. After drinking it in Vail and placing my best result in World Cup, I felt like I was on top of my game. Even in Vail, at 8000 feet, I could breathe relatively easy. I had asthma as a kid and I find altitude hard on my system. Of course you can say that maybe I just having a good couple of days, but I thought this stuff was great, and I’m going to start drinking it everyday! If you want to try out some of their product for your gym, training group or personal use, I get a small discount so get in contact with me and I’ll get you a code! You can post a comment below with any email address and I’ll get in contact with you!

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    Dave

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    This sounds interesting. With all of the hype out there for differentucts that are “said” to be the best thing for you and really they don’t live up to the hype, I would love to try this out! Please email me a code. Thanks

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    jan dedonder

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    I would love to try this drink. Good jobs o the lastfewcomps, you killing it buddy.

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    John Banks

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    Would like to try this. Please send me the code. J

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    Scott C

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    Interested in trying it. Please email discount code. Thanks.

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    Jim M

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    I’m very interested. Email the code please. Thanks!

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    Larry Hall

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    would love to try this product with the possibility of recommending it to my clients

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    Gene Filanovsky

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    Just read about your latest exploits in the latest newsnet from the ACC. Congratulations! You make the rest of the canadian climbing community proud. Read about Skratch as a commercial product for the first time in your blog. Interested in try it….

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    Etienne Asselin

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    hey man! Congrats on your past win! I was wondering if you could give me more info about how we would order the electrolyte powder from Skratch.

    Hope all is well!

    Etienne

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    Will Johnson

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    Hi, just being reading up on this stuff, do they sell it in Europe? And will your code work here?

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      Sean McColl

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      I’m pretty sure they do not sell it anywhere in Europe, and I’ll have to ask if they ship to Europe. I’ll send you an email!

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        Will Johnson

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        Hi Sean, thanks for the code. They do ship to Europe, but the cost is just too much, it pretty much doubles the price!! They need to get some action in Europe!!

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          Sean McColl

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          ahh dam, that sucks. Better stock up while in the US?

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    trevor

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    Am going to buy some of the stuff! Great post.

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