After reading the creatine article that was on this site last week i’m definitely getting on it for GPP in the winter, but for competition the water retention is less than ideal.
I have found the proper Surge Workout Fuel (it seems less available in the UK) and it’s about 50% pricier than the Surge Recovery, so if I was to save up for one which would give greater benefits to my sprinting?
Workout fuel claims
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Potentiates glucose transport into muscle!
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Scavengers hydrogen ions to extend anaerobic threshold!
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Combats muscle oxidation (burning) from intense exercise!
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Enhances intracellular electrolyte gradients and water balance to superhydrate working muscles!
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Promotes Muscle Protein Synthesis!
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Promotes Anabolic Hormone (Insulin) Production!
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Accelerates Muscle Recovery!
Ã?Â¢?Ã?Â¢ Provides Fuel for Muscular Energy During Intense Activity!
Is there a cheaper alternative that works almost as well (for either product)? We have an endless supply of electrolyte sachets at the track, but I like the sound of my anaerobic threshold being increased.
Surge Recovery is the one you can take both pre and post workout? I’d lean towards that for a first buy.
Tempo days are between 1600 and 2100m, so beta alanine could be put to good use there. My training group includes some 200/400 guys so i’ll ask them about the effects it has.
I’m also starting on HMB on weight training days as a suggestion from a friend, and my bread and flora is now the acquired taste of 30g pumpkin seeds.[/quote]
Surge Recovery is better for your situation than SWF. Surge Recovery is an extremely advanced product as far as peri-workout nutrition goes. You can get a more economical mix and have it be almost as effective but you have to mix stuff yourself (which means ordering about three seperate products: 1) Whey Isolate, 2) Dextrose or Maltodextrin (bulk powder), and 3) L-Leucine), and sometimes having an easy product is worth the additional cost.
If you’re interested in increasing anaerobic threshold, then your best bet is the product Beta-7, or some other beta alanine product. I thinkn Beta-7 is totally worth the money as it is time released. The claim on the SWF that it “increases anaerobic threshold” is due to the beta-alanine in the product (and the citruline malate to a lesser extent).
I think L-Leucine is much more effective than HMB. You can get the same results if not better for much less Â£ (due to cost/benefit you are able to take much more L-Leucine).
IMO electrolytes are only useful for long distance runners, but they certainly wouldn’t hurt you, especially if they have some B Vitamins.