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    is it worth it to have a intra drink






    as the title suggests are there benefits to having an intra drink, i was planning on taking 50 grams of dextrose in the middle of ym workout then have a poste shake as normal

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    I've never found this to be helpful. During my workout, I just stay hydrated with water, and save the simple carbs for after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutta View Post
    as the title suggests are there benefits to having an intra drink, i was planning on taking 50 grams of dextrose in the middle of ym workout then have a poste shake as normal
    You know...I thought it was funny when these intra-workout drinks hit the market. For years we've all heard that the best time to take in simple sugars is immediately post-workout. This is still true. Simple sugars digest within about 5 minutes of hitting the small intestine. So, these companies starting selling this "large-molecule complex carb" drink that when taken in during a workout will produce better pumps and give you more fuel during training. Only a very small portion of complex carbs are digested immediately. The majority of the rest of the carbs take anywhere from 1 hour to 1.5 hours to digest completely. How is that supposed to give you more fuel? Ah yes...an added stimulant...and some CarnoSyn...that's the ticket.
    It's really just simple science and I think that's why these drinks haven't sold that well. Just another marketing ploy that I would stay away from if I were you. I don't use these drinks, no Monster, and certainly no Gatorade...just plain 'ol water during training.

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    When i'm on a bulk(can afford extra calories) I drink gatorade during my workouts, but for no other reason besides I like it.

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    Unless you have performance-oriented training with 2+ hour sessions, there's no real reason for an intra-WO supplement outside of BCAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Unless you have performance-oriented training with 2+ hour sessions, there's no real reason for an intra-WO supplement outside of BCAA.
    this...and I dont even think BCAAs are that needed.
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    When I do events training (takes about 3 hours), I'll do a plain bagel and some jelly with whey protein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDR View Post
    I've never found this to be helpful. During my workout, I just stay hydrated with water, and save the simple carbs for after.
    Yep what he said!

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    The only time I had benefits from an intra drink was when I was training for 2+ hours. I only think athletes need this option personally. I did read a study recently though that showed increased protein synthesis while consuming whey during training? Not sure if I am remembering it correct or not??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Unless you have performance-oriented training with 2+ hour sessions, there's no real reason for an intra-WO supplement outside of BCAA.
    For a longer session, I'll add in a scoop of gatorade, bcaas and a little stim to keep me going.
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    BCAA's are all I recommned and as someone else mentioned, if you're bulking and are allowed the extra kcals, gatoraid is a simple, yet effective enough choice.

    I prefer the pre-workouts myself, but I do take intra-BCAA's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutta View Post
    as the title suggests are there benefits to having an intra drink, i was planning on taking 50 grams of dextrose in the middle of ym workout then have a poste shake as normal
    never herd of drinking dextrose during WO, save that for postWO drink. INTRA WO drink is usually protine or ibcaa's..

    throw 5-10g iBCAA's in a bottle of water and your good.

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    I'm going to try MAP intra-workout and see how it compares to IBCAA's

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    My current drink is a pre/intra and I noticed difference in terms of my stamina, ability to keep lefting heavy until the last minute, especially on heavy HIT full body routine I usually get burned out after heavy deadlifts and bench presses, but consuming an intra helps me keep that momentum and keep lefting heavy. The cheapest Intra drink I used to make is pretty much Gatorade mixed with some BCAA/Glutamine. Sometimes I would ues the same pre drink mixed with Gatorade and consume while lifting. It worked for me.

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    I cant drink anything besides water when I workout, or I get naucious.

    on another note, inta-aid and intrabolic (i think thats what it's called) tasted horrible. I think it's the hydrolysate whey.?

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