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Surge Alternatives


#1

I'm just curious... what is the difference in taking something like Surge postworkout or instead going the whole foods route... such as a whey shake with an additional 10 grams BCAA's and glutamine + something HI GI like a bagel or even something like honey nut cheerios or a pack of flavored oatmeal?

Wouldn't these "real" foods accomplish the same thing as the maltodextrin in Surge? I doubt they would be absorbed THAT much slower than malto... given their HI GI. Would taking these though have a negative affect on body composition as opposed to Surge, or would there be no difference?

thanks guys!


#2

Hi Skinnymuscles-

I don't think there would be any difference in body composition - at least from my experience with trying both. They both have fast carbs and as long as the cals/macros are the same I think the body comp aspects will be the same.

From my playing I find I am less sore with Surge, but then again, if I was going the whole food route I'd usually have oats and that's kinda slower. Chocolate milk works very well. I think it just depends on what you can stomach and how you feel. I know Jen Heath goes the whole food route and obviously she's got great body comp!!


#3

At the end of the year, if two guys did it your way or took Surge, they'd have made similar progress. Don't get me wrong: I love Surge, and go through over a can a month. But it's more for convenience and a way to support the site.