Guys is sugar really necessary pre training for an insulin spike?
- 02-22-2012, 02:54 PM
- 02-22-2012, 03:05 PM
I wouldn't advise an insulin spike while training. Now an insulin spike after training when protein is about to go down the hatch, well that's definitely a good combo. Some sugar preworkout isn't a bad thing, but you don't want to over do it. It really all depends on your goals.
- 02-22-2012, 03:21 PM
Im tryin to lose the last bit of stubborn bf around my lower gut and love handles.
02-22-2012, 04:06 PM
Then definitely work out on an empty stomach. Then afterwards spike insulin to enhance muscle nutrient uptake.
02-22-2012, 04:37 PM
02-22-2012, 05:08 PM
02-22-2012, 05:33 PM
02-22-2012, 05:34 PM
02-22-2012, 05:56 PM
Eating a single serving portion of haribo gummy bears after a workout isn't going to cause you to get type 2 diabetes. All this does is elevate your blood sugar so that your muscles will accept nutrients more readily. Oh, and btw sugar is needed.
02-22-2012, 06:34 PM
There's no evidence sugar is ever needed, he is talking about pre workout not post, and his goal is fat loss not gaining mass.Originally Posted by Jethro52185
02-22-2012, 06:41 PM
Post workout I like to have 20-32oz Gatorade and mix it w/ 2 scoops of whey. You got your fast digesting protein and fast digesting carbohydrates. Gatorade is also made w/ Dextrose sugar.
02-22-2012, 06:43 PM
02-23-2012, 06:38 AM
02-23-2012, 06:55 AM
The same way u drink it w/ water or milk duahhhhh lol. It does not taste bad and dont knock it till you try it. Red Gatorade and chocolate whey. Really goodOriginally Posted by R1balla
02-23-2012, 08:11 AM
I literally just gagged that sounds disgusting lolOriginally Posted by VS91588
02-23-2012, 08:59 AM
It's actually not. Do some research on post workout carbs and you will conclude that Gatorade is a great choice.Originally Posted by bigintensions
02-23-2012, 10:02 AM
02-23-2012, 10:55 AM
Alright, I'm assuming he's not trying to drop the last two percent of body fat to get to 6% for competition here. We are splitting hairs now. A little bit of sugar post workout is going to do more good for his muscles than its going to do bad for his body fat percentage. If y'all want to be sugar nazi's, be my guest. I'm not saying lots of sugar is good for you, but I'm going to stick to my fast acting carbs post workout. I know it works, and that's all I need to know.
02-23-2012, 11:10 AM
02-23-2012, 11:14 AM
02-23-2012, 11:15 AM
02-23-2012, 11:21 AM
02-23-2012, 11:47 AM
02-23-2012, 12:14 PM
Gatorade doesn't have HFCS... Powerade does though
02-23-2012, 12:29 PM
02-23-2012, 12:31 PM
Post wo sugar sheesh this industry really fights to take steps forward.
02-23-2012, 03:19 PM
02-23-2012, 03:31 PM
02-23-2012, 03:39 PM
sugar can be handy, and can be useful particularly for someone who has multiple long training sessions a day. But average person in the gym? no significant difference at all.
02-23-2012, 04:24 PM
I used to believe that post workout sugar was needed to provide a insulin spike. I would take 80 or 90 grams of dextrose with two scoops of whey. Now I just take the whey and get the same results.
The idea is it would restore depleted glycogen, but there the idea that an hour if lifting with deplete your glycogen stores is unfounded.
02-23-2012, 04:27 PM
Well, the insulin response is beneficial to hypertrophy and recovery via the effect of insulin binding on mTOR and the resultant increase in protein synthesis.
How much CHO is needed, and if it is even needed post workout is still up for debate. BCAA, especially leucine is quite insuligenic.
02-23-2012, 04:32 PM
02-23-2012, 04:41 PM
Idk about you guys but I'm a high volume training guy and I enjoy going sets and reps (drop sets, pause sets). I don't like to leave any stone unturned to a safe degree. I need carbs after my workout or else I just feel like crap.
02-23-2012, 06:22 PM
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