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Zack Meleg 01-20-2016 08:37 PM

Pre-workout
 
What are some good pre-workout supplements you all take?

Dare Vodusek 01-21-2016 12:51 AM

Re: Pre-workout
 
Coconut oil/MCT 10g
Citrulline malat 5g
ALCAR 2g
ALA 1g
250ml water, blend it nicely.

Some also add 150mg caffeine but I try to stay away from such a high doses.

Michael Lennox 01-22-2016 07:41 AM

Re: Pre-workout
 
C4 Ripped or Mr. Hyde on lifting days (4 days), coffee and BCAAs on just running days. I generally only use Mr. Hyde only once a week though. Trying not to be that dependent on caffeine.

Luke Sirakos 01-22-2016 08:33 AM

Re: Pre-workout
 
Caffeine

Pretty much anything else is worthless

Daniel Washburn 01-23-2016 10:45 AM

Re: Pre-workout
 
I like to take a BCAA drink before working out (I work out fasted). Right now I like the Xtend - Blue Raspberry. No sugar and tastes like Blowpops.

Dare Vodusek 01-23-2016 11:25 PM

Re: Pre-workout
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Daniel Washburn (Post 1260116)
I like to take a BCAA drink before working out (I work out fasted). Right now I like the Xtend - Blue Raspberry. No sugar and tastes like Blowpops.

Be careful with that, it still have artificial sweeteners which are not doing your body good.

Blair Robert Lowe 01-24-2016 10:09 AM

Re: Pre-workout
 
Quote:

Some also add 150mg caffeine but I try to stay away from such a high doses.
On my last WL max out that I peaked for (I was going to go to a meet but opted not to because of $$$), I had imbibed around 745mg. No, I didn't have any problems crashing out nor did I feel like my heart was going to explode or have a high HR.

I used CM during the summer with Beta-Alanine and Creatine but found the first two to not be worth it. Then again, I WL. Some of the documentation shows that BA is only worth it for much higher reps and the same is possibly true for CM.

Light days: Diet cola which is 20-30mg. Also on off days so I don't have to deal with caffeine withdrawal but is far less than training days.

Medium days: Rockstar (they're cheap at WinCo) which are 140mg. Sometimes a diet cola when I wake up.

Heavy as all get out days: Diet cola, Rockstar otw, pop a 100/200mg caffeine tablet (I only found the 200 at Winco the other day). Sometimes generic excedrin which is 65mg each, so 1 or 2 depending how much I ache.

Meet days. All the caffeine. My buddy likes Spike from TNation but the Yohimbe is no bueno for me as I get nausea from that.

I generally drink the 0 cal energy drinks though sometimes you can't find 0 cal redbull around and have to go with the one that has 3g of carbs.

Quote:

Be careful with that, it still have artificial sweeteners which are not doing your body good.
MEH.

Dare Vodusek 01-24-2016 11:31 PM

Re: Pre-workout
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blair Robert Lowe (Post 1260133)

MEH.

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Blair Robert Lowe 01-25-2016 02:13 AM

Re: Pre-workout
 
Already aware of this.

Michael Lennox 01-25-2016 10:15 AM

Re: Pre-workout
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blair Robert Lowe (Post 1260133)
On my last WL max out that I peaked for (I was going to go to a meet but opted not to because of $$$), I had imbibed around 745mg. No, I didn't have any problems crashing out nor did I feel like my heart was going to explode or have a high HR.

I used CM during the summer with Beta-Alanine and Creatine but found the first two to not be worth it. Then again, I WL. Some of the documentation shows that BA is only worth it for much higher reps and the same is possibly true for CM.

Light days: Diet cola which is 20-30mg. Also on off days so I don't have to deal with caffeine withdrawal but is far less than training days.

Medium days: Rockstar (they're cheap at WinCo) which are 140mg. Sometimes a diet cola when I wake up.

Heavy as all get out days: Diet cola, Rockstar otw, pop a 100/200mg caffeine tablet (I only found the 200 at Winco the other day). Sometimes generic excedrin which is 65mg each, so 1 or 2 depending how much I ache.

Meet days. All the caffeine. My buddy likes Spike from TNation but the Yohimbe is no bueno for me as I get nausea from that.

I generally drink the 0 cal energy drinks though sometimes you can't find 0 cal redbull around and have to go with the one that has 3g of carbs.

MEH.


Yeah, I liked the white can rockstar but the carbonation was hard to chug. Need something quick to drink for early morning training. I've also had Bang which taste like a rockstar with the carbonation but is twice the caffeine and has creatine. But again, just can't drink it that quickly. Pretty pricey too.
Carbonation doesn't bother you at all?


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