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    GATORADE?


    is it better to drink gatorade while training or water? i know gatorade puts the lost sodium back in your system but it also puts alot of sugar. i drink about 80 oz of water a day but during training and during meals water just bores me so i switch to gatorade. is this ok?

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    sure. The high GI carbs from the sugar will also help to fuel your workout, and even spike your insulin for your post WO protein shake .
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    You can also try crystal light or the the generic version kroger makes that i think is the same. no sugar and only 5 calories per serving.
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    gatorade was designed to replace fluids, electrolytes and sugars during workouts. it does a good job of that. if you want, you can dilute it 50%, which obviously gives you 1/2 the caloric density
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjjd
    gatorade was designed to replace fluids, electrolytes and sugars during workouts. it does a good job of that. if you want, you can dilute it 50%, which obviously gives you 1/2 the caloric density
    I tried having a peach juice diluted 50% with water. The sugar taste disgusted me. Plain water all the time for me. Maybe a sip of gatorade AFTER workout before getting home and having the protein shake.
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    Sorry to bring up an old thread but I'm guessing that gatorade or powerade would not be good sources of water throughout the day right? I should just save the powerade for during and after workouts right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnat1000
    Sorry to bring up an old thread but I'm guessing that gatorade or powerade would not be good sources of water throughout the day right? I should just save the powerade for during and after workouts right?
    doesn't powerade have high fructose corn syrup in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by protomike
    doesn't powerade have high fructose corn syrup in it?
    yeah it does
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    It's better to have a couple gatorades vs. having a couple beers or sodas but I wouldn't use it as a water replacement drink.
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    but is it still good for use during workouts or would water be better?
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    I would find a better product than both actually. Water is fine and gatorade is fine...Diluted gatorade is cool too. Really depends on your preference unless you're such a finely tuned athelete that you need to make all minor tweeks.
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    lol i dont know enough to be able to tweek anything
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    You should look into some workout formulas if you have the money to spend. There are some great products out there
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    Any suggestions?
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    I've personally tried the Xtend and the Excell. The other two have good feedback.
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