Intraworkout drinks necessary?
- 03-29-2011, 09:01 PM
I like their accelerade line. They really had something going there when they came out with it. 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein with electrolytes. They still make it but haven't seen them market it in a long time. I really don't know why they focus all their marketing on the G series. Accelerade is the one that should be taken before, during, and after.
Their prime #3 is one of the most disgusting drinks I have ever had. Great it has protein but why the sucralose? Accelerade would be better here. They have recently come out with a natural line finally. With all the sugar already in there there's no need for artificial flavoring or colors. Hopefully someday they will change that too.ôLord, whom shall we go away to? You have sayings of everlasting life"- John 6:68
- 03-29-2011, 09:05 PM
03-29-2011, 09:57 PM
I have to ask what you are talking about? Gatorade has about 450mg of sodium in a liter (110mg/8oz.) we are not talking that much for the average consumer. This is not an over abundance of electrolytes. In fact, has been one of my main gripes about the races I run using gatorade and powerade at the stations. For comparison: coffee contains approx. 5mg/cup, milk approx 130mg/cup, and water 2mg/cup.
Sure for a truly lazy person drinking lots of this stuff it can add up. But the sugar/cals will be more of a dangerous culprit as it is essentially a soda for them. But for someone who is somewhat active, it won't near being too much. Ho
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03-30-2011, 11:43 AM
ôLord, whom shall we go away to? You have sayings of everlasting life"- John 6:68
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03-30-2011, 01:28 PM
I don't think intra workout drinks are necessary but I do think it's a lot of the small things that give us an edge.
I'm logging purple psyKo now and it's tastes amazing. I've only had a few work outs with it but It's around 35$ at NP for 60 serving. 60 workouts is at leAst two and half months. I spend more on bottled water...
03-30-2011, 02:27 PM
03-30-2011, 03:52 PM
I think this is splitting hairs personally. If you don't need carbs during WO and don't feel any diffference. Don't implement it into your training. If you do feel a benefit with intra carbs and make gains. Why not add it?
Personally, I eat my last pre-Wo meal at 3pm, take my RPM at 4:30, take a NA-Rala at 5 and start drinking my intra-shake of .5-1cup OJ and 20g BCAA/Creatine/*CAR at 5:30-45 when I start working out. Then another NA-Rala when I finish.
I save the GH release for bed time I guess. No carbs 2 hours before bed and I sleep like a babe. I've been seeing pretty solid results as far as gains and managing to stay lean..
03-30-2011, 03:57 PM
Looking back at the title of this then I think we can ask 3 questions.
1. Necessary? No. With proper nutrition and hydration, they not "required".
2. Can they be beneficial? Yes.
3. Does the same rule apply to everyone? No, figure it out for yourself.
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03-30-2011, 04:02 PM
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03-30-2011, 06:19 PM
From all the research and studies Ive seen intraworkout nutrition is just as important as post workout nutrition.
03-30-2011, 06:31 PM
If your working lasts 1.5 hrs or more it may be a good idea to supplement with one. Otherwise, they are not necessary by any definition of the word.
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04-29-2013, 01:41 AM
I lift 4 times per week, and my sessions routinely last 1.5-2 hours. I've never used an intra-workout drink other than water. I'm gonna try the 1/2 water, 1/2 Gatorade idea, and see how I feel.
04-29-2013, 01:35 PM
I think the individual, their types of workouts, and the other supplements used answers that question better than an outright yes or no. As a guy who plays hours of basketball as my cardio, I will lose what lean muscle I do have if I don't stay hydrated and keep my blood amino content going.
I'm not gonna go too far on a tangent about my disdain for GATORADE but I'll say this... Too much sodium for a relatively nonexistent amount of potassium per serving and they're part of the reason why the price of whey went up. The sugar content of gatorade is something I gave up on because some people need it intra and post activity. I personally have a genetic pre disposition to diabetes in my family. Therefore my carb types are hawked at all times. I'll stick to HBCD and low GI carb supplementation when necessary.
That's the long answer... Now the Short answer... Take them if your pre doesn't provide ample aminos and means of hydration; or your activity is that extensive.
04-30-2013, 06:39 AM
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