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Best during workout/sport drink???


#1

What does everyone drink during their workout? Water, Gatorade etc.

What does everyone think is the best drink to take while you are playing a high intensity sport like basketball?


#2

in the weightroom, water. Iplay basketball, and depending on the duration, one of the smaller gatorade bottles with 10g glutamine. always worked well for me


#3

I've done well with a BCAA/Glutamine mix during the workout. About a 40-50g dose sipped throughout the workout will get the job done.


#4

In the weightroom---1 scoop Surge in 600ml of water during workout and the same immediately after. For endurance or team sports (45 min or longer)---I second the Gatorade/Powerade with added glutamine.


#5

The best way to stay hydrated is actually diluted gatorade. Gatorade is a bit too dense with sugars/electrolytes. Thus, it will suck water into the stomach to be able to diffuse, further dehydrating you for a brief time. Water has no sugars/electrolytes, and thus will take a long time to diffuse as well. The best balance is the stuff you give babies when they are sick... pedialtye, but the easiest thing is to just dilute gatorade.


#6

I see that a few suggested glutamine but I read a report on here that basically says its its not all its cracked up to be.


#7

I can't drink any sugar/protein drink while doing any form of exercise or I'll puke or get a huge upset stomach. Just can't do it. Gatorade actually gives me heartburn, go figure. I always just drink water.


#8

J, I'm the EXACT SAME WAY.


#9

I second "not jared..."

water is all I can handle if I use any intensity at all

when I was younger I used half-strength gatorade


#10

I'm suprise to see that PowerDrive was not mentioned yet.


#11

Thank God I'm not the only one.

and Thank God someone didn't call me Jared for once.


#12

I thought PowerDrive is to be used before an activity not during.


#13

I like to take PowerDrive, and 5g Creatin in Club Soda w 1g vitamin C 30 minutes before workout.

During the workout I sip water. Halfway through I drink 1/2 serving Surge, and agin immediately after.


#14

If you look for the powdered Gatorade or Squincher, you can mix it in the desired strength. I mix it a little light to avoid all of the sugar. I drink about a quart during basketball but about half that during workouts.


#15

Im a surge man.

Take 2 scoops in a quart bottle to the gym, add water and start sipping at beginning of workout.

After i drink some of it I fill it back up, and leave about 1/3 bottle for post workout.

I have tried other variations with fruits and some protein powder and that never worked right.

Glad I dont have stomach issues with it.


#16

ULTIMATE ORANGE...I wish it were still available in the states. My workouts were very vigorous, quick, and painful while I had the ultimate orange...


#17

Since I can't get any supplements worth mentioning where I live (Thailand), I just mix Whey protein with glucose powder, creatine and BCAA's. I take half a serving before a workout and half a serving after. During the workout, however, I drink lots of water.


#18

You want to talk about tough on the stomach try 40-50 caps bcaa during GVT.
That sucked, I was burping all day.

For you guys that have trouble stomaching drinks. Dilute them the best you can and drink over a long period of time. Like try starting 20-30min before you lift and continue all the way until your done lifting. Or maybe just have some before and some after.

I do agree that absorption probably is not optimal at times when your training.
I don't think our body was designed to digest and move at the same time.
I think Serano talks about this from time to time.

JA


#19

hi im soory on my english but
can some one plese explain to me
what is surge?where did i get it?
and what it does?
bty-im awieghtlifter{israel champion}and i will be happy to now what are the best supplements for recovery for me?thank you for your time


#20

amit- surge is a post-workout drink sold by biotest. Click on "Store" on the left of the screen, and you'll find it there.