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  1. Intra workout carbohydrates?


    What are your thoughts on consuming intra workout carbohydrate supplements? I heard consuming carbohydrates during your workout can help with added energy increases and all but also it may have negative effects on testosterone levels, any thoughts or facts about this? Are Intra workout carbs recommended?


  2. I consume a 2:1 shake of carbs to protein during.
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  3. Some people use them and some don't. Personally I don't and if I was going to I would just grab some G2.
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  4. Depends on how you like them. Try both ways and see which you like better

  5. I always use them. My workout is no wear near the same level of performance and duration without them. I start sipping gatorade powder mixed triple strong - about starting about 1/3 into the workout. You can literally feel the strength and confidence increase a few minutes after investing it. Cheapest performing supp out there.
    Mixing it with BCAA's brings up another level.
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  6. ive been using glycomix with bulk leucine pre workout with nforce and have been having great workouts....
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  7. I find my recovery MUCH better when using carbs and protein intra

  8. Thats the ticket right there! BCAAs and a carbo/electrolyte formula=PERFECTION!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    Some people use them and some don't. Personally I don't and if I was going to I would just grab some G2.
    This, most people would rather eat their carbs (depending on their goal and caloric allotment) John meadows is a big advocate of cyclin dextrin's. Either way if you fuel your body before or after your workout for maximum performance you will get that, it just depends on what you feel works best for you intra-workout carbs or not. I personally do not use them.
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  10. I usually just use iForce Compete and many times when I don't hit my carbs for the day I throw in a scoop of Virtago. I feel awesome while training consuming these products but if I have a really good day then I'll just wait after my training to get some food instead but everyone is different.

  11. Intraworkout carbs are fairly useless if you had a preworkout meal

  12. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Intraworkout carbs are fairly useless if you had a preworkout meal
    But postworkout is crucial correct?

  13. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Intraworkout carbs are fairly useless if you had a preworkout meal
    coop, what are your thoughts on intra workout bcaas? Basically the same as carbs?

  14. I've been downing a mixture of xtend,vitargo and creatine mono during workout and it works a treat for increasing energy nearing the end of workout and for recovery

  15. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Intraworkout carbs are fairly useless if you had a preworkout meal
    What duration would constitute a pwo meal? IE; 2:30 moderate protein, high carb meal, train at 5:30...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    What duration would constitute a pwo meal? IE; 2:30 moderate protein, high carb meal, train at 5:30...
    Size of meal has a big factor not saying times. someone could eat 100 calories but its not the same as 800-1000 etc.
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  17. I use Karbolyn and BCAA only during my max effort sessions that last 3-4 hours.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by The Solution View Post

    Size of meal has a big factor not saying times. someone could eat 100 calories but its not the same as 800-1000 etc.
    I know, should have specified.....is there a certain rate of digestion
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  19. I don't care much at all for intra-workout carbs, and given the digestion of a pre-workout meal, they're not needed.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by JD261985 View Post
    But postworkout is crucial correct?
    Nope, the data even indicates it may be sub-optimal. Protein is a "must" postworkout, followed by carbs at some point between postworkout and your next training session. Data even shows that waiting longer before ingesting carbs causes glycogen supercompensation, but that's minutia that's relevant only to marathon trainers.

    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    What duration would constitute a pwo meal? IE; 2:30 moderate protein, high carb meal, train at 5:30...
    Sounds fine to me. The bottom line is that anaerobic training (weights) will primarily dip into the phosphocreatine and glycolytic systems. As long as prior glycogen stores are sufficient, you should be fine

  21. Quote Originally Posted by aceroni View Post
    coop, what are your thoughts on intra workout bcaas? Basically the same as carbs?
    Intraworkout BCAAs are fairly useless since their chief purpose is to spike plasma leucine levels. A comprehensive EAA product, on the other hand, may have comparable utility to protein, without the heavy stomach

  22. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post

    Intraworkout BCAAs are fairly useless since their chief purpose is to spike plasma leucine levels. A comprehensive EAA product, on the other hand, may have comparable utility to protein, without the heavy stomach
    So something like CL purple wraath as opposed to a modern BCAA (or anything similar).


    Using EAA for intra and then drinking the BCAA after training but before your meal?

  23. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post

    Intraworkout BCAAs are fairly useless since their chief purpose is to spike plasma leucine levels. A comprehensive EAA product, on the other hand, may have comparable utility to protein, without the heavy stomach
    Wait? Intra workout BCAA useless? Wow. I've always used bcaa intra especially when working out on a empty stomach.

    From what u saying post workout is when you want bcaa?

    This is new to me.
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  24. I see a lot of people eating pop tarts post workout. Anyone else practice this?

    I'm curious to know because I always consume my protein post workout than about two hours later I have my post workout meal.

    To those who do eat a pop tart post, do you drink a protein shake as well post?
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by halfhuman View Post
    I see a lot of people eating pop tarts post workout. Anyone else practice this?

    I'm curious to know because I always consume my protein post workout than about two hours later I have my post workout meal.

    To those who do eat a pop tart post, do you drink a protein shake as well post?
    There's no need, but insulin sensitivity is optimized post-workout so something with high glycemic carbs is better tolerated vs. other times of the day. I would go with a shake + solid meal later on, just for satiety's sake.
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