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Post Workout Carbs


#1

I have been using Surge Recovery pwo for a while and it's great but too expensive for a teenager like me. I was wondering if anyone has ideas for getting the carbs I need pwo. I'm going to get some inexpensive whey for protein so that is covered.


#2

gartorade and a whey shake.


#3

get anything thats inexpensive (your price range) carb wise. Gatorade, like Kerley said or anything really lol.


#4

I’m pretty sure buying Gatorade every day costs as much as or more than Surge.


#5

[quote]absolute3 wrote:
I’m pretty sure buying Gatorade every day costs as much as or more than Surge.

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This is true, maybe if I buy the powder in bulk it will be manageable though. Worth looking in to.


#6

The powder is better anyways. The liquid is all HFCS.


#7

Yeah you buy the tub of gatorade for 6 or 7 bucks and add a bit to your whey and voila. You just created a highly potent post workout drink. Throw some creatine in there and now you ballin. Blender bottle is my best friend, I love her.


#8

Mighty Stu’s Pop Tarts?


#9

jellybeans


#10

Buy a tub of dextrose or maltodextrin for 15$ that will last around 2 months.


#11

if you can get your parents to start buying chocolate skim milk, then that’ll be the good purely from a low cost, yet moderately effective standpoint.

Back when I was 16 or so, I just drank a whey shake and had a glass of grape juice.


#12

A can of tuna and a glass of OJ, groundbreaking shit!


#13

Out of curiosity, how is gatorade any different than colas or juice? Other than some electrolytes, which most people don’t need and we’re talking about a carb source anyhow.

Does it really matter that much?


#14

I go with oats, a banana and some jam/honey
I do not think it really matters, aslong as ur getting quick carbs PWO


#15

Whey shake with a white bagel or 4-5 rolls of sushi.


#16

It doesn’t matter much, just eat something. If you feel beat down, something sweet wouldn’t hurt.


#17

Oatmeal and Metabolic Drive FTW.


#18

The big malt-o-meal bags of frosted flakes mixed with a protein shake. It is the highlight of my day.


#19

professionalsupplements.net/store/product-information/pure-karbolyn/default.asp

expensive but with this shit pre and post workout i blow up like a balloon and my recovery has been through the roof.


#20

[quote]debraD wrote:
Out of curiosity, how is gatorade any different than colas or juice? Other than some electrolytes, which most people don’t need and we’re talking about a carb source anyhow.

Does it really matter that much?[/quote]
It’s not but I just find the tub they sell at say wal-mart economical and long last since all I use it for is my pwo’s. Though urine is better than cola.