I'm an avid reader of Coach Defranco's website. He has his athletes use Cytogainer after their workouts. For $31 I can get 18 servings, about $1.77. Surge has 10 servings for $21, about $2.10 per serving. I guess the difference is negligible.
Drecappa, a few years ago when I was low on fundage and had to come up with economical solutions for supplement needs, I used to use a whey isolate powder mixed with Grape Juice.
A good choice would be the Grow Premium Whey sold here mixed with grape juice. You are getting your fast acting whey isolates for quick post workout replenishment and the grape juice will give you the high glycemic insulin spike for delivery.
The Grow Premium Whey at 29.99 for five pounds is just the ticket for those on a tight budget. Surge is the best however if one can budget it in.
My wife and I work out 3 times a week. 6 servings a week would certainly add up.
My home-made mixture works out at $1.05 per serving.
I would like to be able to afford Surge, but I can't. I don't pay for cable, don't have a car, don't wear expensive clothes and only eat out once a week on the weekend with my wife, so there's not much I can cut back on in order to afford a more expensive PWO drink.
On a related note, I think there are many more important things to worry about training-wise before I get to the point where not having Surge is keeping me back. For most of the people training in a gym, gourmet PWO nutrition is way down the chain of weakest links.
You beat me to it! Get your milk from the dining hall, then just add creatine and you have super cheap post workout combo. This is what I have been using since I came off the diet. I love Surge, but now that I have to use 3 scoops, it just goes to fast to justify the cost.
Hahaha. Yes, i know. I wasn't calling anyone a liar. I was saying i don't think most people really put much effort or thought into finding the money.
This just gets funnier and funnier. Uh, i wasn't talking about your wife...or you, really. I was reponding to the poster and what one person needs.
I wasn't talking about your mixture. I was talking about what he posted....which i still am pretty sure adds up to just as much if not more than a serving of Surge.
Well again. I don't believe you. You're already spending 3.15 a week (on yourself) and you're telling me there is no way on god's green earth that as an adult you can't get together three more dollars a week? Give me a break.
A gradeschooler with a paper route can get that much together.
If it was important to you, you could make it happen.
PWO nutrition is probably the most important meal of the day. Really the ony supp. i would say to buy if you can only buy one. And 2 dollars a serving is far from "gourmet".
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I am going to try the chocolate milk mixed with whey. Does anyone know how the new Grow! Whey tastes? I'm almost out of my ON and I was thinking of switching if the taste is decent.
In a pinch if I was really hurting for cash, I would resort to chocolate milk.
But, if I had the billy goats to make due Premium Whey Grow! with something to kick the insulin spike would be my choice. I know milk has protein, but not a lot per serving and the casein is slow digesting.
You want something fast like whey isolates and a good amount of em with insulin to kick start the repair process.
I've too read somewhere that all natural fruit juices have some level of fructose in them. Grape juice and cranberry juice just have the least amount of fructose of all commercially available fruit juices. But I agree, any amount of fructose is not at all desirable for PWO. Also, most natural fruit juices (including grape juice) have a certain amount of sucrose in them as well, which is not the best carb for PWO either.
Natural grape juice also has a moderately low 58 GI and 24 GL per 240ml serving, so its GI/GL doesn't look particularly attractive for a PWO drink either.
So, I've never understood the many recommendations I've seen even among "experts" that grape juice is optimal for PWO. Please, tell me what I might be missing. I really want to know because I've always liked the taste of grape juice.