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During-Workout Shake

Hi guys

Im currently trying to put some muscle and getting some strenght. Im not counting calories but just trying to eat as much clean food as I can, Im eating all day.

I can only train 3 times a week cos I have kids and a very busy lifestyle so i train as hard as I can every session and want to get the most out of my effort, my sessions always last less than an hour cos after 40 or 45 minutes of intense training Im really just dragging myself for 15 more minutes and I push it until I’m really exhausted.

My main worry is periworkout nutrtion, I cant afford brand supplements (i would buy them all if I could aford it) so I use generic sups which I buy on bulk and mix them up.

Preworkout shake : 30 gms whey
30 gms slow carbs (powdery oats)
5 gms creatine
5 gms BCAAs

Postworkout: 60 gms whey
100 gms fast carbs(dextrose + maize starch)
5 gms creatine
5 gms BCAAs

I have heard about drinking a shake during workouts but my question is should I use fast or slow carbs for “during” workout shake?, should it b at the end of the workout or just in the middle of it?, what is a good during workout shake that i could mix myself?

In advance many thanks for the advice

I honestly really don’t understand how some of these guys drink a shake during their workout. something water-y like gatorade seems ok, but somthing thick like a shake?

yuck.

You don’t need a shake during a workout.

Taking some BCAA’s will probably be enough.

Dude just get a carb/BCAA/Hydroslate mix and drink it pre/intra/post

Save you the hassle son.

I’m not saying this to be a dick, but dude. You need to worry less about all this:

[quote]Natan2007 wrote:
Preworkout shake : 30 gms whey
30 gms slow carbs (powdery oats)
5 gms creatine
5 gms BCAAs

Postworkout: 60 gms whey
100 gms fast carbs(dextrose + maize starch)
5 gms creatine
5 gms BCAAs

I have heard about drinking a shake during workouts but my question is should I use fast or slow carbs for “during” workout shake?, should it b at the end of the workout or just in the middle of it?, what is a good during workout shake that i could mix myself?

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And much more about this:

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Im currently trying to put some muscle and getting some strenght. Im not counting calories but just trying to eat as much clean food as I can, Im eating all day.[/quote]

and this:

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my sessions always last less than an hour cos after 40 or 45 minutes of intense training Im really just dragging myself for 15 more minutes and I push it until I’m really exhausted.[/quote]

If you have to start asking questions concerning a shake DURING your workout because of exhaustion and fatigue, sounds like you’re just not eating enough to grow sufficiently. I don’t know why (unless it’s a big pulling / leg day) you’d be to the point of “dragging yourself” for 15 minutes near the end. Not good.

Focus on trying to track calories a bit. You may be surprised by how little you’re actually getting. And I don’t care ‘how busy you are’ with kids, whatever. Every person ON these boards is busy - and that’s a horrible excuse. If you want it bad enough, you’ll find ways to make ends meet.

You want something fast digesting during a workout.

Something cheap (if that’s what your looking for) would be gatorade powder (the liquid has HFCS) or some sort of maltodex and maybe come BCAA (mainly leucine)

If your really that wrecked, try to eat more before you lift. I like lifting at 5 instead of noon (like i used to in college) because I have more food in me by then.

Good luck!

During workout isn’t that serious immediatley before and after will work.

[quote]B rocK wrote:
You want something fast digesting during a workout.

Something cheap (if that’s what your looking for) would be gatorade powder (the liquid has HFCS) or some sort of maltodex and maybe come BCAA (mainly leucine)

If your really that wrecked, try to eat more before you lift. I like lifting at 5 instead of noon (like i used to in college) because I have more food in me by then.

Good luck![/quote]

I’ll second that, gatorade and about 10g BCAAs.

Thnx for all the advice guys ,I’ll get some gatorade powder ,should that be at the start of the workout or near the end?, or does it matter at all?

thnx again

YOU CAN DRINK IT DURING AND/OR AT THE END.

SORRY FOR THE caps

Thnx mate