What does everyone use for energy during workouts? What seems to give you the boost to move heavier weight for a longer duration into the workout?
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I always use music as my motivator. If I need something more than that, I will use a supp., but I am laying off the energy pills right now. Gotta let the receptors recover...
I would suppose if you were eating sufficient amounts of calories a day and getting quality sleep you shouldn't be having any problems. I could see how someone might want to mix things up and take a pre-WO supp. If what you have is a motivation problem than there's no supp. that's going to be able to help you with that...
Jacked is the best supplement for energy by far plus no jitters. Try it I guarantee you will agree.
I think that BA is great for added natural energy during a workout that does not involve a stimulant. I use Carnage from MST and it's killer!
I don't really use anything to 'give me a boost' (or for 'energy', since I would train regardless of how I FEEL). But I do use RPM. RPM gives SMOOTH energy and the time (however long) just disappears and when you've finished a session, you're like "what? No way was it that long". Great product..
Just to play Devil's Advocate ...
let's assume the person is on a calorie deficit because they are attempted to lean out while retaining muscle. Naturally they couldn't depend on their dietary supplementation for all of their energy needs because they are trying to exert more energy than they are taking in
haha...i'm just trying to further the great debate
Gatorade G2, 2 scoops of Xtend and a scoop of your favorite carb powder will carry you through. Solid sustained energy.
No I understood what you said. What I was explaining to you was that many people I know that are on stage competitors in bodybuilding refer to the method that I posted above. Whether you should keep your carbs relatively high in a cut or not is not what I was asking you. What I was stating was that for the many people who do in fact lower their carb count dramatically during a cut....their carb content could not possibly be enough to fuel a solid workout and give them the energy and physical capacity to go to an 8 hour a day job before or after that time frame.
Since the original question asked what people used for energy, I was giving an instance where carbs could clearly not do the job by themselves...and was asking where would you turn then?
I am not aiming to start an arguement here...I just think you mis-understood what I was saying when I posted my last reply.
Russ, I fully understand that and I appreciate you explaining it for anyone that does not understand it. Like i said in the beginning, I was playing devil's advocate to a situation which clearly...there isn't much of an answer for without choosing an alternative energy source. Thus, the title Devil's Advocate role I used.
It's no problem. It gives me something to do when I'm bored. :-)