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    Intraworkout drinks necessary?


    This is an honest question and in no way is meant to bash any company that produces an intraworkout supplement, especially those that sponsor this board.

    That said, are intraworkout drinks really necessary or is it more of a marketing thing? I have a preworkout drink and my postworkout shake and water seems to be working fine in the middle there. I'm curious to hear if anybody has noticed benefits to working an intraworkout into their routine.
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    they can be beneficial, but u dont NEED it. honestly, u dont NEED any supplement other than a multi IMO. that being said, supplements can be beneficial with proper diet and training.
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    I've been lifting for about 17 years or so and I've never used an intra until this past month. Do I notice a difference? I honestly don't think so but it's cheap enough to use it if it gives me even the slightest edge. I'm full-steam in the gym and if I can get an extra rep or two with the use of an intra, I'll use it.
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    I don't think intra is critical during weight/resistance training unless you are doing a very long workout. Water is fine.

    However, if you are doing cardio or cardio + weight/resistance training and you don't mind some carbs, then it's not a bad idea to help keep your energy level high for a long hard cardio session or both activities back to back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandar37 View Post
    This is an honest question and in no way is meant to bash any company that produces an intraworkout supplement, especially those that sponsor this board.

    That said, are intraworkout drinks really necessary or is it more of a marketing thing? I have a preworkout drink and my postworkout shake and water seems to be working fine in the middle there. I'm curious to hear if anybody has noticed benefits to working an intraworkout into their routine.
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    Intraworkout products are NOT necessary, no. However, everyone has their personal preference and some individuals like to use them, whereas others do not. I've never really used them, and the few times I have when I have been given a sample, don't notice a difference with or without them. I just drink water during my training, which generally lasts from 1-4 hours a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie Chee Scott View Post
    Intraworkout products are NOT necessary, no. However, everyone has their personal preference and some individuals like to use them, whereas others do not. I've never really used them, and the few times I have when I have been given a sample, don't notice a difference with or without them. I just drink water during my training, which generally lasts from 1-4 hours a day.

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    Personally i get nauseous if i drink anything other than water during my workouts, but I keep fairly quick pace.
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    Sometimes I like 1/2 gatorade 1/2 water mix
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    I sometimes sip BCAA's like Body Mortar while lifting, but mostly I just drink water. Now, when I run my endurance races I use Intra's. Race courses always offer water and gatorade or powerade. Those help, but a better product could be use IMO. The point is when covering 26.2 miles and you are not replenishing your electrolytes, glycogen stores etc, it could turn into a very bad race. I say could because there are guys who only drink water the whole time and kill it in good time. Everything is flexible like this and depends on you, your body, and what you are doing to it.

    Ultimately, if I had to throw a hardline down I would say they are not necessary and neither is any other supplement (unless it's to correct a body deficiency. Proper Nutrition and Proper Hydration are always going to be the two absolute necessities. Everything else is, well, supplementation.
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    Not critical but I do see when I drink my Modern BCAA I feel faster recovery between sets .. Juss sayin.
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    A preworkout and post workout shake aren't necessary either... `
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    As the other good users wrote, it's not necessary, but some feel that it intensifies their workout. I'm a big fan of AXcell, drinking something chilled and good like that during the training always cranks out a little extra from me. The extra energy it gives is sure welcome during the heavy sets on legs and chest. The rest between the sets is noticeably less then when not being on it...

    My next in line would be anything that is chilled, as I kinda get overheated during the training. Being thirsty during workout is a big no no for me... So that's why I prefer a good tasting BCAA during my workouts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwulbrecht72 View Post
    Not critical but I do see when I drink my Modern BCAA I feel faster recovery between sets .. Juss sayin.
    I used the bluerasberry during a few workouts. Good stuff...since it has a high leucine content that was my reason for using it during WO
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    Quote Originally Posted by nattydisaster View Post
    Sometimes I like 1/2 gatorade 1/2 water mix
    I thought Gatorade was a no no intra due to the sugars in it and the insulin spike it will cause. I also heard it is not good to drink afterwards either (prior to any post shake)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel29073 View Post
    I thought Gatorade was a no no intra due to the sugars in it and the insulin spike it will cause. I also heard it is not good to drink afterwards either (prior to any post shake)...
    Gatorade is the original intra-workout drink. The goal is too keep your energy levels up so you can keep performing at a optimal level. Depending on how hard and how long you have been exercising your gonna hit a wall eventually if you don't re-fuel in some way. Gatorade is a excellent way of keeping you fueled without eating a meal. You want to sip on it between sets or breaks to get in a small steady level of energy into your system instead of chugging down a lot at once. Take a look at the athlete. In between breaks of play they drink a small cup of gatorade or squirt it in their mouth.

    If your going to be training over a hour it should be considered. Especially intense training. If your training intensity is low where your not going to be burning much calories then it wouldn't be necessary. For example a day in the gym where you just work your arms and do walk.

    Today I'm doing legs and sprints so most likely I'm going to be using gatorade because I know it's going to be very intense,long and i'm going to be losing a lot of sweat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel29073 View Post
    I thought Gatorade was a no no intra due to the sugars in it and the insulin spike it will cause. I also heard it is not good to drink afterwards either (prior to any post shake)...
    The sugars are the best way to restore ATP, loss of glycogen stores, and it has also been shown to keep cortisol spikes down during training
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    If you are a performance athlete then pre- and intra-workout nutrition should be considered.
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    Has anyone who has taken high dose BCAAs intra workout not experienced benefit?

    Taking around .4g/kg bodyweight it is much harder to get sore than it is without taking them and I find I can train more frequently while still making strength gains.
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    Not necessary. But can for sure be beneficial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nattydisaster View Post
    The sugars are the best way to restore ATP, loss of glycogen stores, and it has also been shown to keep cortisol spikes down during training
    I found 2 quickie articles one on insulin spikes and the other on hormones.

    Reading like this would leave one to believe you are prohibiting GH release by spiking your insulin during weight training. The most important point in regards to growth hormone is that growth hormone levels increase significantly when insulin levels are low.

    http://www.betterbodyjournal.com/die...insulin-spikes

    http://fitnessforoneandall.com/nutri...s/part_one.htm

    Am I misunderstanding the articles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel29073 View Post
    I found 2 quickie articles one on insulin spikes and the other on hormones.

    Reading like this would leave one to believe you are prohibiting GH release by spiking your insulin during weight training. The most important point in regards to growth hormone is that growth hormone levels increase significantly when insulin levels are low.

    http://www.betterbodyjournal.com/die...insulin-spikes

    http://fitnessforoneandall.com/nutri...s/part_one.htm

    Am I misunderstanding the articles?
    Perhaps. perhaps you are just misunderstanding that making a simple statement of "GH release is lower during times of high insulin levels" doesn't mean that the insulin release is less valuable than the amount of GH "lost" or that either for body composition or fat loss well timed insulin spikes create value. Definitely during bulking the insulin release is more valuable than the GH release. And even on a cut an insulin spike that causes greater anabolic effect during a time period when you have temporary high calories doesn't do more for maintaining muscle mass than may be lost in fat loss from GH
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    My understanding that the GH release is cyclical with the largest and most beneficial releases coming during sleep. And, who's to say the body can't monitor the insulin levels and time the releases when they decline?

    FWIW, most of the supps claiming to release GH state to not take them with carbs, not to take them after a big meal or withing 2-3 hrs of eating, or something similar.

    I don't think you can conclude that taking in carbs during exercise will interfere with GH release. But I could be wrong.
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    During exercise your body is becoming depleted of glycogen stores in your muscle, which are required for the contraction of that muscle.

    Taking a fast acting sugar like dextrose (d-glucose) will replenish these the fastest.

    The insulin spike thing is a little exaggerated IMO. It is much more important to have enough ATP and energy in the muscle you need than worry about a little spike in insulin. And the only reason there may be a spike in insulin will be to get the sugar to the muscle.

    The spike in cortisol seen without enough ATP, IMO, is worse than the spike in insulin you may see from drinking a sports drink.

    As much as some may dislike gatorade, out of all supplements and drink etc etc, they have by far done more research on glucose drinks than anyone. Whether it was them doing it or someone else doing it.

    I always felt that there should be more dextrose in Gatorade though.

    I think both sides have its advantages, water vs dextrose drink. Just have to decide what you are after the most.

    Thats why i usually do 1/2 water 1/2 gatorade
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    Quote Originally Posted by nattydisaster View Post
    I always felt that there should be more dextrose in Gatorade though.
    The small amount of sucrose in gatorade is probably added for sweetness and taste. It's much sweeter then dextrose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaw View Post
    The small amount of sucrose in gatorade is probably added for sweetness and taste. It's much sweeter then dextrose.
    That is true. I guess the maltodextrin added is for a more "delayed release" of sugar as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by nattydisaster View Post
    That is true. I guess the maltodextrin added is for a more "delayed release" of sugar as well
    You must be talking about the bottled drink? I can't find the ingredients of the bottled mix online but I know in the past the powder and the bottle had small ingredient differences. I know in 2010 they got rid of high fructose corn syrup altogether. I have the powder and it does not contain maltodextrin. The one thing I don't like about gatorade is over consumption of electrolytes, especially sodium. Everyone should know that it was developed for athletes and it should be used during intense exercise. Gatorade is perfectly fine letting everyone including sedentary people, drink it like it's just water. From years of working in the gym I saw so many people bringing in gatorade with no other reason then because it was "gatorade". "The athletes drink it!" All that gatorade did was add extra sugar and sodium to their bad diets.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nattydisaster View Post
    That is true. I guess the maltodextrin added is for a more "delayed release" of sugar as well
    The problem with simple sugars like dextrose and sucrose is that you can't exceed 6-8% solution without osmality going above 303. The sugar will remain in the stomach and can cause stomach distress. This is why most endurance athletes only use maltodextrin which is complex or a blend with little dextrose. You can make a 16-18% solution and have no problems. It also provides betters sustained energy with less crash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaw View Post
    You must be talking about the bottled drink? I can't find the ingredients of the bottled mix online but I know in the past the powder and the bottle had small ingredient differences. I know in 2010 they got rid of high fructose corn syrup altogether. I have the powder and it does not contain maltodextrin. The one thing I don't like about gatorade is over consumption of electrolytes, especially sodium. Everyone should know that it was developed for athletes and it should be used during intense exercise. Gatorade is perfectly fine letting everyone including sedentary people, drink it like it's just water. From years of working in the gym I saw so many people bringing in gatorade with no other reason then because it was "gatorade". "The athletes drink it!" All that gatorade did was add extra sugar and sodium to their bad diets.

    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.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    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
    The average consumer consumes too much sodium! lol. That's what I was talking about. The average consumer is the person that comes into the gym that barely breaks a sweat, let a lone burns the calories that is in the gatorade they are drinking!!! They don't need the extra sodium or the calories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ev52 View Post
    The problem with simple sugars like dextrose and sucrose is that you can't exceed 6-8% solution without osmality going above 303. The sugar will remain in the stomach and can cause stomach distress. This is why most endurance athletes only use maltodextrin which is complex or a blend with little dextrose. You can make a 16-18% solution and have no problems. It also provides betters sustained energy with less crash.
    Waxy maize I believe is the best alternative to avoid Stomach distress as it passes the stomach very quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    Perhaps. perhaps you are just misunderstanding that making a simple statement of "GH release is lower during times of high insulin levels" doesn't mean that the insulin release is less valuable than the amount of GH "lost" or that either for body composition or fat loss well timed insulin spikes create value. Definitely during bulking the insulin release is more valuable than the GH release. And even on a cut an insulin spike that causes greater anabolic effect during a time period when you have temporary high calories doesn't do more for maintaining muscle mass than may be lost in fat loss from GH
    I feel you on this response. Makes sense based on Goal/Objective...needless to say it can be an elusive/tricky deal figuring out when or how or why to cause a spike to obtain a goal IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel29073 View Post
    I feel you on this response. Makes sense based on Goal/Objective...needless to say it can be an elusive/tricky deal figuring out when or how or why to cause a spike to obtain a goal IMO.
    and even looking at relatively good studies, some only measure hormone response over a few trials rather than being long term and measuring body comp. So a heightened ____ vs a lowered ____ is nice to know, but does it actually affect mass gain or strength? A good example specifically with insulin/carbs is that although looking at a 2 hour window after end of cardio, doing cardio fasted with no carbs has higher lipolysis. But if midway through cardio you begin taking in a relatively small amount of carbs (I think it was 20g) then your lipolysis over the following 24 hours is raise more than having done the cardio carb free. Does that lipolysis translate into more actual fat loss? Hopefully
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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel29073 View Post
    Waxy maize I believe is the best alternative to avoid Stomach distress as it passes the stomach very quickly.
    I'll second that. No stomach issues with waxy maize. Rilose powder (From rice) is also another good option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel29073 View Post
    I found 2 quickie articles one on insulin spikes and the other on hormones.

    Reading like this would leave one to believe you are prohibiting GH release by spiking your insulin during weight training. The most important point in regards to growth hormone is that growth hormone levels increase significantly when insulin levels are low.

    http://www.betterbodyjournal.com/die...insulin-spikes

    http://fitnessforoneandall.com/nutri...s/part_one.htm

    Am I misunderstanding the articles?
    Well, if that's the case fasted strength training would be the way to go..

    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..
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by specmike View Post
    3. Does the same rule apply to everyone? No, figure it out for yourself.
    This should be posted following every question ever asked on this board lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizmal View Post
    This should be posted following every question ever asked on this board lol
    Probably a good idea.
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    My opinion. Yes they work. No they are not necessary. More of a luxury.
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    From all the research and studies Ive seen intraworkout nutrition is just as important as post workout nutrition.
  

  
 

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