Okay. Due to financial constraints, I won’t be able to afford Surge for awhile.
I hear chocolate milk is a great PWO alternative. Question is, is this like a pre-bought Country Fresh chocolate milk, or milk mixed with Hershey’s syrup or something?
I was taking a look at some Country Fresh 1% No Sugar Added today, looked pretty good.
I’m somewhat a newb to this site, but I’ve read Arnold’s book and have been reading this site for about a year, and I think the science is pretty clear that Surge is better because the proteins are faster (whey hydrosolite much faster than cassein, which is mostly what milk is) and the carbs are faster (maltodextrin, dextrose although the sugars in chocolate milk are probably pretty fast). [And, I can’t spell any of this crap]. Plus all the BCAA’s and Leucine and all that stuff in Surge.
With that being said, you are still getting plenty of protein and fast acting carbs in chocolate milk. Surge is certainly more optimal, but chocolate milk will get the job done while you wait.
Hell, a lot of guys just have a protein shake and eat a pop-tart or a snickers bar. I’d assume that chocolate milk would be better since its liquid and will get in your system better.