"Great job Matt and Mitch! These two Marines have created the perfect endurance recovery mix. Smooth, easy to mix, easy on the taste buds and it actually works!"
"After a long run I mixed the recommended amount (a scoop) of the mix with water, tossed a few ice cubes in and shook it up. To my surprise – it was delicious. Not chalky, not too sweet, smooth and delicious. I also found that it gave me more energy than my usual glass of chocolate almond milk."
"I found that abloc worked very well for my recovery, I was able to do back-to-back workouts and felt that my muscles weren't that fatigued as they normally would be. In addition, the mix was easy on my stomach and was easily digested."
Matt and Mitch had a problem. They wanted to increase their endurance training days per week, but were having a hard time recovering between workouts. Protein powder and sports drinks weren't working, so they hit the books to figure out what they needed to recover faster. Surprisingly, the answer was simple: 2-to-1 carbs-to-protein, taken immediately after a workout.
They tried to find a drink mix that had the ratios they wanted. It didn't exist. So they got their hands on the raw ingredients, mixed up a batch, and gave it a try. àbloc Recovery Drink Mix was born. With the founding of àbloc Nutrition, they are finally able to bring their favorite mix to the endurance athlete community.
I'm a US Marine helicopter pilot and avid endurance athlete. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2008 with a Bachelors of Business Administration, and have been stationed in San Diego for the past five years with my wife. I grew up outdoors, and love the outdoor lifestyle that comes with living in Southern California. My wife and I love to travel and find new places that are off the beaten path (I have found some amazing trails and been on some of my favorite runs during our trips together). As Director of Operations at àbloc Nutrition, I get to work in a company that I love and in an industry that has become my passion. I look forward to where this company can take me as an endurance athlete.
Matt's the name, running the game… or endurance sport of choice. I started running around in the fields of Maryland at age 9 while my dad mowed our 13 acre farm. Who know's what possessed me, but I'd run for hours around those fields until either sun set or my dad finished. After the not-so-polished start, I picked up formal running with cross country in high school. As my running career continued into college I got caught up with a band of misfits that called themselves the Navy Marathon Team at the United States Naval Academy and experienced my first taste of marathoning. After over a dozen marathons and numerous ultra marathons to include the Vermont 100 Miler and Western States Endurance Run, endurance sports have continue to be a passion. Over the years many things have changed from now marrying my lovely wife Pam to becoming a CrossFit Level I Trainer to becoming a US Marine helicopter pilot. Wherever life has taken me the passion and need for logging many miles on tired legs remains.
It is through our passion for endurance sports that àbloc Nutrition has emerged, and we look forward to spreading this passion with truly superior recovery products. We are continually encouraged by the stories of the athletes who join our team and are thrilled to see how the team will grow and change in the future.
While it has been awesome to see the positive reviews come rolling in to our store and on amazon, it has been even better reading some of the blog posts that have been written about our drink mix. Here are a few of our favorite blogs, and the posts that they have written about our drink mix. RealRunRyan.com "You’ve been there, tired and fatigued after a long run/workout, haven’t you? I know I have! What I’ve found during my running career is that there are a lot of athletes that focus on pre/during workout nutrition but neglect the most important elements of training, that is, your post workout nutrition. Especially within the first 20 to 30 minutes of you finishing... Continue Reading →
As many of you have noticed, we made a few small changes in the past few weeks here at àbloc Nutrition. The most visible of these is the update to our label. I know that the maize (yellow) and blue looked cool, but I may be partial because those are my school colors. (bonus points if you can guess which school. Go Blue!) Matt and I really liked of this shade of red, and I think that the picture is very cool. How much fun does that run look?! The other big change we made was to the name of our drink mix. We dropped the "Endurance" and are calling it "àbloc Recovery". We think that it makes it easier to remember... Continue Reading →