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Surge Timing Question!!

Hey everyone, long time reader, first time poster. This is a newbie question but it’s about Surge:

I am doing Starting Strength with a friend, and he wants to do these accessory exercises along with the workout. He got the extra stuff from the Something Awful forums. I hear they are real bodybuilding experts over there.

My question is about the timing of the surge Example:

Squats 3x5
Bench 3x5
Deadlift 1x5
Dips 3xFail
<--------------Full serving of Surge
Decline weighted situps 3x5
weighted hyperextentions 3x8

As you can see, I have been taking a full serving of Surge after the heavy lifting, and then doing the other things too. Is there a reason why I shouldn’t do this? Should I just wait? By the time we finish the rest of the workout it’s already been an hour and a half since we entered the gym, and I’m afraid that it’s gonna be too late for the Surge at that point.

Any problem with a full serving of Surge 3/4ths into a workout and then a big meal an hour or two later?

[quote]harrisoj wrote:
Any problem with a full serving of Surge 3/4ths into a workout and then a big meal an hour or two later?[/quote]

No problem at all, but it might be even better to begin sipping your Surge early in the workout.

Experiment with both and see which works best for you.

3xFail? That’s a lot of fail.

[quote]analog_kid wrote:
3xFail? That’s a lot of fail.[/quote]

Haha nice.

I forgot to mention that I am drinking a preworkout beverage of some whey isolate (20 grams or so) about 30 mins pre workout.

You can certainly try adding it in during your workout, but I really don’t think it’s going to have an effect on results/recovery. You should be covered so long as you ingest some form of protein/carbs before and after you lift.

My recommendation would be sip the Surge during your workout start say about 20 - 30 minutes in but only drink half of it over the workout (or have 2 separate sports bottles) and drink the other half at the end.

that way your getting energy and protein throughout and a larger dose to finish.

hope that helps

So the consensus is that it’s probably okay to do some sit ups and hyper extensions after some Surge, though I could maybe break it into two servings with no detriment?