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Gatorade After Cardio?

After a weight session i take Surge as a post work out shake but after cardio sessions would taking Gatorade be ok? My goal is weight loss.

And I only have a 6 week training back ground

if attempting weightloss I would drop all sugars.

Surge has sugar in it, and there is some debate on whether or not simple carbs PWO do more good than harm for weight loss.

In my experience, whey and water is better for losing fat.

when do you do cardio? If after lifting, I wouldn’t take Surge in between cardio and weights. But if you are doing cardio apart from weight training I would then ask why you wouldn’t just take Surge after the cardio as well as after weights? Or are you trying to save money by using Gatorade as a carb source?

[quote]jzzz wrote:
After a weight session i take Surge as a post work out shake but after cardio sessions would taking Gatorade be ok? My goal is weight loss.

And I only have a 6 week training back ground[/quote]

Why would you take either after cardio? Your goal is weightloss? You only need the carbs after weightlifting, not cardio.

From what I understand, the powdered Gatorade is much better for post-workout than the actual bottled drinks are.
The powdered stuff contains dextrose which is good, and the bottled stuff contains corn syrup which is bad.

If the goal is weight loss you, don’t want the carbs. You need protein.

Stay away from Gatorade. Check out Accelerade Hydro.

[quote]SolidGround wrote:
when do you do cardio? If after lifting, I wouldn’t take Surge in between cardio and weights. But if you are doing cardio apart from weight training I would then ask why you wouldn’t just take Surge after the cardio as well as after weights? Or are you trying to save money by using Gatorade as a carb source?[/quote]

Yea I read that after 40min of cario its best to have carbs or the body starts to eat away at muscle so I thought I would save some cash and have the Gatorade after my cardio which is at 6am instead of Surge which i will save for weights and that’s in the after noon

[quote]jzzz wrote:
SolidGround wrote:
when do you do cardio? If after lifting, I wouldn’t take Surge in between cardio and weights. But if you are doing cardio apart from weight training I would then ask why you wouldn’t just take Surge after the cardio as well as after weights? Or are you trying to save money by using Gatorade as a carb source?

Yea I read that after 40min of cario its best to have carbs or the body starts to eat away at muscle so I thought I would save some cash and have the Gatorade after my cardio which is at 6am instead of Surge which i will save for weights and that’s in the after noon
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I would be more concerned about keeping your carbs low and getting protein if you are training for body fat loss…good luck though man and welcome to the addiction…

ta thanks for the advice :slight_smile:

[quote]Westclock wrote:
if attempting weightloss I would drop all sugars.[/quote]

Then again, many people can lose fat without following a low-carb diet.

I think it’s a bit silly for someone relatively new to training to worry about eliminating all sugars from their diet when they key is reducing calories.

[quote]HK24719 wrote:
Westclock wrote:
if attempting weightloss I would drop all sugars.

Then again, many people can lose fat without following a low-carb diet.

I think it’s a bit silly for someone relatively new to training to worry about eliminating all sugars from their diet when they key is reducing calories.

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I addressed the PWO recover versus sugar argument.

There is no reason they cant just drink water after cardio, drinking a gatorade is going to put back as many calories as they burned sometimes more.

It also depends on what type of cardio you are doing. If it’s HIIT and you feel completely spent afterwards, you should have some carbs with whey and BCAA’s. And I would advise taking the carbs from fruit if you’re trying to reserve your Surge. But if it’s steady state/low intensity, just have some whey and BCAA’s.

good on you for doing something and seeking knowledge. l wouldnt advise doing “cardio”
for longer than 40 minutes.
especially in the morning on an empty? stomach… try fruit instead- especially berries. if fatloss is your goal l would limit liquid carbs to zero.

what does your routine/diet look like
also height/weight/bf%
and all that jazz

[quote]HK24719 wrote:
Westclock wrote:
if attempting weightloss I would drop all sugars.

Then again, many people can lose fat without following a low-carb diet.

I think it’s a bit silly for someone relatively new to training to worry about eliminating all sugars from their diet when they key is reducing calories.

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westclock x 2

low carb diet and low GI diet are completely different.
l have found most people actually consume quite low cals
even people who are overweight…
the problem is where the cals are coming from -mainly sugar, white flour, pasta etc
and the timing of the meals- always in big hits spaced very far apart during the day and night.

by the sound of your post you want to live in the sugar aint so bad dreamland or you are massively carb tolerant

[quote]LS87 wrote:
good on you for doing something and seeking knowledge. l wouldnt advise doing “cardio”
for longer than 40 minutes.
especially in the morning on an empty? stomach… try fruit instead- especially berries. if fatloss is your goal l would limit liquid carbs to zero.

what does your routine/diet look like
also height/weight/bf%
and all that jazz[/quote]

5’11 113kgs now i was 121 bf hopefully was 40 percent at the start according to the scales

I eat around 2000-2300 cals a day

cardio is normally a hour in the morning either rowing or cycle for 30min and always incline walking for 30min. When I cycle its 10min warm and 15min of 8/12 splits

[quote]LS87 wrote:
low carb diet and low GI diet are completely different.[/quote]

Yes, they are. I never disputed this.

[quote]LS87 wrote:l have found most people actually consume quite low cals even people who are overweight…
the problem is where the cals are coming from -mainly sugar, white flour, pasta etc and the timing of the meals- always in big hits spaced very far apart during the day and night.[/quote]

The real problem is that they don’t burn more calories than they consume. This is the overriding factor when it comes to fat loss. Nutrient timing and meal frequency are just icing on the cake.

[quote]LS87 wrote:by the sound of your post you want to live in the sugar aint so bad dreamland or you are massively carb tolerant
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In moderation, a little sugar isn’t bad for the vast majority of people.