the tub says to begin drinking 15 minutes prior to a workout.[/quote]
Ideally you would start drinking 15 minutes before and finish around the end of your workout or 15 minutes after you’re done.
What I normally do (SWF/MAG-10/Anaconda mix) is drink about 1/3 of it 20 minutes before training, then start drinking the rest after the first set.
This. You consume STARTING 15-20 min pre-WO, sip through the workout, then finish ~15-20 min post-WO.
But yeah supposedly carbs around workouts (I’m not talking about LONG before workouts, at a point where you would be replenishing glycogen stores, just periworkout) are only to help with uptake of aminos into muscles, so protein or at the very least BCAA’s should be included with it.
I’m sure the leucine and beta alanine in SWF are still kewl and help with workouts, but if you aren’t going to add another protein or BCAA supp to your periworkout consumption, prob just go with the Surge Recovery because it has protein/aminos anyway.