Gatorade powder seems pretty popular around here. I thought it had a high amount of fructose in it? Not sure why that makes it a good peri-workout carb source, though I’ve read before that fructose can increase anaerobic performance. Anyone willing to enlighten me why it’s so commonly used?[/quote]
the powder form is actually better than the pre-made stuff you can buy as it contains sucrose and dextrose… but yea theres prob something better out there - tho would it be as cheap?[/quote]
Fructose is used because it WORKS, just like any other damn carb does post-workout.
I’m not the top sports nutritionist in the world, and despite the literature I’ve been exposed to–and I’ve read a fucking lot for school and recreation–I highly, HIGHLY doubt that there are dramatic differences in recovery, protein synthesis, and hydration amongst the use of dextrose, maltodextrin, waxy maize, a Pop Tart, Surge, fructose, or a fucking mayonnaise-on-white-bread sandwich. I don’t give a shit what anyone says, or about the THEORY that juice can’t be good because fructose goes straight to the liver and not into muscle cells. Glycogen from the liver breaks down to glucose - which does go to muscle.
I just don’t go for this shit anymore. I remember there was a study that showed that the uses of waxy maize and white bread had no significant difference on post-workout indicators like protein synthesis and hydration.
So if you want to go next door after a workout and order steamed chicken and white rice, do it. If you want to use skim milk powder and grape juice, do it. If you want to use low-fat chocolate milk, do it. If you want to use a can of tuna and few cups of OJ, Lonnie Lowery style, do it. [/quote]
did you just tell me i could eat pop-tarts?