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Old 03-08-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
Elliot Royce
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I'm used to drinking Endurox (2:1 carb/protein) before, during and after workout. It's supposed to provide energy for the workout and reduce catabolism. Adds about 900 calories per day.

Is this effective or just unnecessary calories?
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:05 PM   #2
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I usually do a "meal replacement" type shake in the AM before my workout so I don't gas out too quick.
Here's an earlier thread about pre-workout nutrition:
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/23/13917.html
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:45 PM   #3
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Not to be an (_!_), but you tell us...is it working
for you?

Is something lacking or missing for you to ask this question?
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:42 PM   #4
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I think Dan John said it best:

"First Truth: You are just working out or playing a game. You aren't scaling K2.

Now, why do I say this? Go to any gym and look at what people are consuming. We have pre-workout drinks (900 calories), an oxygenated power drink to swallow while treadmilling (300 calories), an instant gel to sustain the first set of walking to the water fountain (500 calories), a candy bar and a power drink to survive the lat pulldowns (900 calories), and a post-workout drink to "get anabolic" (1200 calories). Total caloric intake: 3800 calories. Calories burned during training: 211."

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=760056

I think you would be better served having a balanced, whole-food meal an hour or so prior, then a smaller snack between 30 minutes to an hour or so after your workout. 900 calories of endurox is displacing entirely too much quality nutrition, if I had to make a guess.
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