One thing I’m interested with experimenting with is peri-workout nutrition. I have used BCAA’s peri-workout and noticed very little, and BCAA’s are quite expensive so I’m not messing with them again in this instance
I’m mainly looking at gatorade vs water. I have a gallon jug that I always bring with me and I could easily make that a gallon of gatorade. Do any of you drink gatorade or a similarly carby beverage during your workouts and have you noticed any benefits that water alone did not give?
if your volume warrents carbs peri workout, then really any liquid source will work. differences as far as ingredients will be minuscule.
ive had good success with caffine and bcaas peri for rugby, hard to tell if its just the caffine though. also consistent use of large does of bcaa, like 20+g consistently will have a great effect. though its harder to get good priced bcaa in large quantity.
if youre looking at peri workout drinks as your pwo meal, since what you drink during a workout will hit your blood stream at the end of your workout, then thats a whole nother ball park. great way to utilize whey concentrate or isolates though instead of expensive hydros imo