View Full Version : Best source of carbs post work out?

08-13-2002, 08:57 AM
I am kind of confused on this. What kind of sugar should I take in and where do I get it from? Apples, bananas, juices, honey or???


08-13-2002, 10:28 AM
I think the best - from what these guys have been saying - is to put a banana in a whey protein shake and knock yourself out right after your workout. The theory being:

1. Bananas are high-glycemic and during the post-workout period is the best time for this kind of carb as it goes directly into feeding the hungry cells in your body rather than being stored as fat in the liver.

2. Mushing it up in liquid form in a whey shake, enables the best opportunity for quick absorption into the bloodstream.

I just forgot why folks think "whey" protein the best post-workout one tho'. :)

08-13-2002, 11:55 AM
grape juice , and get some maltodextrin powder

whey protein is the fastest absorbing protein

08-13-2002, 12:20 PM
You need either dextrose or maltodextrin, if you search it on the internet, you can buy these powders by the pound for cheap. Also many meal replacements have malto or dextrose already in them, an example is Nlarge, which has malto.

And tudmuf2b, whey protein is better post workout because it gets absorbed faster.

08-13-2002, 01:06 PM
I'd suggest maltodextrin and dextrose but body is gonna post soon and recommend milk ;) :D

08-13-2002, 01:12 PM
I use maltodextrin and dextrose...that's pretty much the concensus on post workout carbs it seems. I bought 10-11 pound containers for like $10-$20.

08-13-2002, 04:37 PM
I just started using orange gatorade powder mix added in with vanilla protein. Someone posted this on one of the other boards (I don't remember where), so I figured I'd try it. Makes for an "orange whip" taste, and it's pretty good. The powder is a bit different than the bottled Gatorade, though. I know the powder has dextrose.

08-13-2002, 05:47 PM
any type of sugary drink... i wouldnt suggest any fruit however as many new articles ive been reading is fructose is pretty bad.

08-13-2002, 06:01 PM
i was wonder the same thing jds22

i was wondering if kool aid would be good?

08-13-2002, 06:19 PM
I use milk + smarties (dextrose candy) for lack of protein powder and pure dextrose.

It's not the best, but screw you you son of a bitch! I'll kill you and all of your family! POTATOE POTATOE POTATOE.

Punk. *sniff*

08-15-2002, 02:23 AM
fevan...kool aid mixed with sucrose would be OK, but you really want glucose based sugars like dextrose and maltodextrins. I would rate sugars in this order for post workout consumption.


Lettuce Face
08-15-2002, 03:08 AM
Originally posted by galileo
I use milk + smarties (dextrose candy) for lack of protein powder and pure dextrose.

It's not the best, but screw you you son of a bitch! I'll kill you and all of your family! POTATOE POTATOE POTATOE.

Punk. *sniff*

Thoses smarties are disgusting. I tried to eat 80g of dextrose of those and I couldn't stand it.

08-15-2002, 06:24 AM
Sweet Tarts makes a version which is slightly sour. Those, I can handle.

08-15-2002, 08:40 AM
LAM, thanks, what foods have dextrose and maltodextrin. besides smartes.

And Lettuce face, how can you not like smarties?

08-15-2002, 09:10 AM
Smarties rule. I remember as a kid on halloween I would always go thru my bag and dig out all the Smarties. Oh yeah I would also get rid of all those black and orange wrapped things, whatever they were.

OK, now back to our show.

Jerry :p

08-15-2002, 03:57 PM
powdered gatorade has dextrose and sucrose. that's a good start to avoiding a negative insulin response.

Lettuce Face
08-16-2002, 02:10 AM
Originally posted by fevan
And Lettuce face, how can you not like smarties?

It's just a pain chewing 50 tablets. I'd rather drink dextrose.

08-16-2002, 02:30 AM
Crush 'em up, mix 'em in water. Sugar water. Chug it!

08-21-2002, 06:27 AM
best source of carbs = table sugar

gatorade is great, but not as good as table sugar.

08-21-2002, 08:41 AM
Mickeys, are you saying that kool-aid would be good then?

08-21-2002, 09:55 AM
I have a whey protein shake and a high glycemic cereal (like rice crispies) with a tablespoon of Aunt Jemimah Syrup (mostly glucose).

I think Bee Hive corn syrup is made with corn dextrine which may be even better.

08-21-2002, 10:31 AM
What about honey?


08-21-2002, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by jds22
What about honey?



I use oats and sugar.

08-21-2002, 08:48 PM
Table sugar is not the best. Table sugar is sucrose, which rates lower on the glycemic index than does either dextrose or maltodextrin.

Assuming one desires high-GI carbs post-workout (as I believe one ought to do,) then either of the aforementioned carbohydrates (dext. and malto) ought to be used.