Just wondering if there is a big difference between using Surge post workout or having a shake like this:
scoop of protein
two scoops of All natural dextrose
it equals roughly 25g protein and 40-45g of carbs
the reason im doing this is the dextrose is much cheaper than ordering Surge all the time so i just add some BCAA and protein with it and have a good PWO shake i believe. Because doesnt Surge just use maltodextrin or something along the lines of that for the carbs in that?
If you really can’t afford Surge, then for a basic PWO shake, use the following as a rough guide. It’s what I used to shoot for before Surge came out.
50 gms carbs - 1/2 dextrose, 1/2 isotonic mixture containing mainly maltodextrin.
25 gms protein - Any reputable Whey protein concentrate.
5 gms creatine monohydrate - creapure preferably
5 gms - L-glutamine
If you have BCAA powder, then obviously add that too.[/quote]
The inclusion of Whey protein concentrate in the above PWO shake was purely on cost grounds. For the cash starved, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein is a bit pricey… and as for Isolate, I would imagine that the small amount of extra fat in the concentrate isn’t going to affect the speed of absorbtion. Plus concentrate will contain proteins in the fat that are beneficial health wise.
But it would seem you already have whey protein hydrolysate (which is obviously the best choice) so it’s a moot point.