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Highschool Student and PWO Shakes

I don’t have a job and can only have one in the summer. I don’t have access to online stores, so must rely on the local Wal-mart for my supplements. Which is ok, they sell Optimum 100% Whey which is what I use, but for carbs, they don’t have dextrose or maltodextrin, so I picked up a tub of gatorade powder.

I use 4 1/2 servings of gatorade (230 cals of pure carbs) and 1 scoop of whey for PWO (so roughly 50g carbs / 23g protein), is this ok for a PWO shake? (goal is to gain muscle)

Thanks guys.

isn’t all that gatorade a lot of sugar?

And your point…?

Need an insulin spike after workout… >_>

they usually recommend dextrose pwo, not plain, processed sugar.

You can always drink chocolate milk + whey powder as an alternate PWO drink.

How much weight have you gained?

[quote]friedrice683 wrote:
And your point…?

Need an insulin spike after workout… >_>[/quote]

Spiking before a workout is much better.

If you guys remember this kid, he should pretty much eat anything and everything he puts his hands on. Including small pets.

[quote]David Barr wrote:
friedrice683 wrote:
And your point…?

Need an insulin spike after workout… >_>

Spiking before a workout is much better.[/quote]

Just how feasable is holding the spike for an extended period of time? Surely you’d want it to extend to the period post workout as well.

[quote]RagingBull wrote:
David Barr wrote:
friedrice683 wrote:
And your point…?

Need an insulin spike after workout… >_>

Spiking before a workout is much better.

Just how feasable is holding the spike for an extended period of time? Surely you’d want it to extend to the period post workout as well.[/quote]

Which is why you should spike it pre and post.

And Friedrice- still worrying about the minutia heh? Have you actually gained any weight whatsoever yet? Even 1 lb?

[quote]RagingBull wrote:
Just how feasable is holding the spike for an extended period of time? Surely you’d want it to extend to the period post workout as well.[/quote]

eengrms76 answered this nicely.

NOTE: with pre workout supplementation, insulin, blood sugar, and muscle blood flow will remain high throughout the workout, but you’ll need something shortly after.

If you can get to a wal-mart, you can get to a bulk barn, which sells dextrose aka corn sugar. Somewhere around 50-60 cents a pound.