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Old 12-13-2007, 07:14 AM   #1
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I was reading around the forum, but I didn't find any posts about this, so I'm asking here. I currently use only water mixed with glucose (because it's cheap). Does it make a big difference if I would use BCAA also?
I tried to use also whey isolate, but it's probably not helping much because it takes longer to digest and I take it after the workout anyway.
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:27 AM   #2
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It really depends on what your goal is. If you are looking to increase performance and endurance, then a carb-based drink can work well.

You have 3 key time periods around your workout to worry about:
- before workout
- during workout
- immediately after workout

If you have your before workout nutrition in order, and you are prepared to have some good protein/carbs after your workout, then I would say during workout is not much to worry about.
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:06 AM   #3
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If you are training for extended periods of time (60 minutes+), You may want to look in to BCAA during your workouts. If not I totally agree with FP. High quality carbs and protein before training followed by some fast acting carbs post workout and you'll be golden.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:02 PM   #4
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Yeah, I typically keep my workouts under 60 minutes. Short and intense. But I forget some folks like higher volume for longer duration. If so, BCAAs can be helpful (especially when super lean to help feed those muscles).

Of all the BCAA products, I keep going back to Scivation Xtend. Tastes the best to me and easy to mix. But I don't typically use it unless dieting down to under 10% bodyfat.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:11 PM   #5
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A lot of the Beverly International line users swear by Glutamine/BCAA drinks during their workouts. I'm tempted to give it a shot some time, or a similar blend from elsewhere, but who k nows..
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Old 12-14-2007, 03:43 PM   #6
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I like Xtend, particularly on a diet. When bulking I find myself too full and prefer water because I usally eat a good amount of carbs preworkout.
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:51 PM   #7
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Another vote for Xtend right here. They have a variety of awesome flavors out now so you wont get bored. 8-10 scoops during my workout keeps me happy. Lately I have been putting a scoop into my water bottle everytime I fill it and I drink about 8 of them a day. Look at Sporto....need I say more???
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Old 12-15-2007, 02:43 PM   #8
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I agree with fp. If you need somthing other than h2o during your workout scifit makes a product called Amino Infusion5000 (liquid beef amino extract) Its grape flavored and suspended in glycerol tastes amazing and should keep you where you need to be until your post w/o shake.
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:44 AM   #9
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Has anyone tried the protein powder derived from beef? Not sure of the name though. Oh yeah, and that goat whey stuff lol?


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Old 12-22-2007, 01:20 PM   #10
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It's too expensive and it tastes horrible.
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Thanks. I'll be sure not to get it then. Thanks for being my guinea pig

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Yeah, goat whey - if you try it hold your nose and slam it - you might want to think about an orange juice chaser, then put your mouth on a fire hose to clear out that last aftertaste.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:07 AM   #13
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I'm going to finish off the goat whey my wife and I bought to save the fifty bucks. If I were an old timer I'd use the goat whey to initiate the newbies. Unfortunately I have to use it to initiate myself!
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How about if you workout first thing in the morning? I usually go at 5:30 am and don't eat or drink anything prior to going. I drink about a liter of water while working out.

Any ideas? It seems kinda difficult to eat anything prior to working out.

...I am cutting by the way.
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How about if you workout first thing in the morning? I usually go at 5:30 am and don't eat or drink anything prior to going. I drink about a liter of water while working out.

Any ideas? It seems kinda difficult to eat anything prior to working out.

...I am cutting by the way.
If it were me, I'd drink a shake made up of 20-40g of protein and about 20-40g of carbs before a morning lifting session.

If it's a morning cardio session, I'd likely do it fasted.
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My intake around my workout usually ends up about like this:

Chicken and brown rice at around 5-5:30pm
drink ~15g of aminos on the way home
Work out arount 6:30-7pm, drink ~15g of aminos during my workout
50g of whey protein PWO once I get home
Full meal around 1.5-2hrs after my workout

You probably won't notice a noticeable difference if you sip aminos during your workout but the idea behind it is solid. If you've got a fast metabolism like I do it may be more beneficial, I was getting hungry during my workouts so I decided to start up with aminos. It's worked, I just have a feeling that if I'm getting hungry then it's probably an indication that I'm a little more catabolic than I'd like.
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So basically 2 scoops of whey mixed with some water and oats.

Would it be beneficial to throw in some fat or not?
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So basically 2 scoops of whey mixed with some water and oats.

Would it be beneficial to throw in some fat or not?
Throwing in some flax would slow the digestion, but if you're taking it in to supplement your intake during the day it wouldn't be a bad idea.
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For morning workouts, I tend to do a bowl of cereal and a scoop or two of whey to drink. Both digest fairly quickly and aren't heavy in my stomach if I'm in a hurry.

I also usually have maltodextrin or waxy-maize starch on hand, and that makes for a fast digesting protein+carb shake.

If I eat oats, I like to have a good amount of time before the workout, because it sits heavy in my stomach.

But I do like carbs and protein before my workout.
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For morning workouts, I tend to do a bowl of cereal and a scoop or two of whey to drink. Both digest fairly quickly and aren't heavy in my stomach if I'm in a hurry.

I also usually have maltodextrin or waxy-maize starch on hand, and that makes for a fast digesting protein+carb shake.

If I eat oats, I like to have a good amount of time before the workout, because it sits heavy in my stomach.

But I do like carbs and protein before my workout.


Both waxy-maize and a maltodextrin liek Carbo Gain will process pretty quickly. Waxy maize passes into your system super-fast from what I've heard.

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Just before my workouts, I drink 8 oz of rice milk (high in carbs) mixed with 20 grams of whey.
I follow up my workouts with the same thing.
Then eat a solid, balanced meal about 1.5 hrs later.
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About an hour before working out I eat a half cup of oatmeal mixed with a little more than a cup of low fat milk and two scoops of whey and have had pretty good results.
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For morning workouts, I tend to do a bowl of cereal and a scoop or two of whey to drink. Both digest fairly quickly and aren't heavy in my stomach if I'm in a hurry.
Where did you get that idea? LOL

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Where did you get that idea? LOL

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