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Old 09-07-2008, 08:43 PM   #1
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Pre workout Supplements

Do alot of crossfitters use preworkout drinks like no-explode, nitrix oxide supp? Is it good to use a bit of caffiene before crossfit wod's?
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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Re: Pre workout Supplements

search function.

Answer is primarily a resounding no though.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:11 PM   #3
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What exactly does no though mean, more plain english please
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:58 AM   #4
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Re: Pre workout Supplements

I'm not Derek but rephrased.

search function HOWEVER Answer is primarily a resounding no.

Also look at the "Similar Threads" section at the bottom of this page
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:11 PM   #5
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Um, no means no. As in, no they don't tend to use pre-workout supplements.

No offense, but I am not sure how I could be anymore plain than that.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:13 PM   #6
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What exactly does no though mean, more plain english please
Must be a T-sip.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:55 AM   #7
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Re: Pre workout Supplements

David,
Best advice it to stay away from "energy" drinks or supplements, any artificial burst in energy they will give you is not worth it in the long run. A) They can be dangerous for your body. B) They cost too much money C) You want to develop a natural response to energy demands you create during a workout. An "energy" drink will interfere with that adaptation. What happens if you have to perform and you don't have one available?

Use your entire diet to increase your energy levels and output during a workout. Do stay hydrated, however you desire. Water, vitamin water, electrolytes, ionically balanced super fluid, whatever floats your boat. Just don't go with the overloaded caffeine, guarana, sugary, diabetic coma inducing, neon blue/green/purple/orange/red, industrialized ingrediant type drinks. If you knew what they put into that stuff you would not want it in your body.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:32 AM   #8
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Re: Pre workout Supplements

Thanks for the advice David, much more help than the other guy. Is there some secret nutrition plan that avid crossfitters take?
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:48 AM   #9
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Re: Pre workout Supplements

The super-ultra-top secret nutrition plans most Crossfitters use are found on the main page, and any good bookstore.

-Main page Paleo diet: meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar.

-Bookstore: The Zone Diet by Dr. Sears.

The first will get you eating the right type of foods. The second will get you eating them in the right quantities. I was eating semi-Zoned but I'm currently doing a one-month strict-Zone experiment. Follow my own progress if you're interested:

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=36771
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Thanks for the advice David, much more help than the other guy. Is there some secret nutrition plan that avid crossfitters take?
David,
Not to be unhelpful, but for future reference, the search function knows all. I honestly don't know how I could have been any more plain in my English than "no". I didn't know that you were looking for anything past that.

Regardless, check out Paleo and Zone, combine them... then tweak as necessary. If "strict Zone" works, then good, no questions needed. If you're curious about IF, and other approaches to all this nutritional craziness, then search it out, and then ask questions and we'll get a great conversation going. We've had some really insightful ones around here. I've tinkered around a ton with various approaches and would love to offer insight that you may find more useful.
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