I asked what he uses and he said he mixes glutamine and bcca powder with protein. He says if I want cheap sugar stick with Gatorade or skim milk and protein powder.
This is the same man who’s “ripping” diet is composed of white rice, apples, pineapple, raisins, Costco bulk protein powder, and a meat and veggie dish for dinner.[/quote]
Nothing wrong with using BCAAs, a good protein powder mixed in gatorade/dextrose or even kool aid if Surge isnt available.
However that mix does not save you any money. Add up 2 serving of gatorade, 5-10 grams bcaa, one serving of some whey isolate, and the total cost you come up with is about the same, if not more than one serving of Surge.
The taste though totally blows. Isolate and hydro whey tastes pretty bad, and the gatorade flavour isnt strong enough.