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Spawn_X
10-20-2002, 11:18 AM
Anyone have any ideas for something I can make myself or buy (relatively cheap) that would be good like 20 minutes before the gym?

Prefer it to be natural, not some protein or whey..

Lately i've been drinking a small cup of water filled with coffee (figured as long as I ingest the caffeene I get the same effect) to kind of wake me up..

Thanks.

body
10-20-2002, 01:19 PM
I drink milk.

Shao-LiN
10-20-2002, 04:38 PM
Any drink? What exactly are you looking for?

Spawn_X
10-20-2002, 04:52 PM
anything good, preferrably to give me a little "hyper" boost.

massa
10-20-2002, 09:02 PM
1 bagel an hour before workout. it is so amazing the energy i got from this. i highly suggest you try it

AdamGberg
10-20-2002, 09:13 PM
bagel with peanut butter

Jane
10-20-2002, 09:33 PM
What do you mean by natural?

Why isn't whey natural?

TreeTrunks
10-20-2002, 10:04 PM
try a "speed stack"

Spawn_X
10-20-2002, 11:12 PM
by natural i am referring to actual foods, not "in a can protein mix"..

i don't want to use those until i've maxed out the natural potential.

Bagel you say? Will try that..

For now for boost I either drink coffee or take 2 caps of Xenadrine (which i really prefer to avoid)

Spawn_X
10-20-2002, 11:17 PM
tree... speed stack ?

i hope you're not referring to the drug called "speed".

Shao-LiN
10-20-2002, 11:39 PM
Xenadrine isn't really natural either, hehe. But anyway, eat some fruit.

Jane
10-21-2002, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by Spawn_X
by natural i am referring to actual foods, not "in a can protein mix"..

i don't want to use those until i've maxed out the natural potential.

Bagel you say? Will try that..

For now for boost I either drink coffee or take 2 caps of Xenadrine (which i really prefer to avoid)
lol. Dude, whey is perfectly natural. It has no hormone-altering substances! It's just food, in a conveniently-digested form. Whey is just milk with the water taken out of it.

Bagels are refined, crap-carbs. Fruit doesn't replenish muscle glycogen and is likely to be converted to fat if liver glycogen stores are full.

And your ECA stack (Xenadrine)? Basically a mild form of speed.

LAM
10-21-2002, 12:54 AM
you are only robbing yourself by not using nutritional supplements in this sport.

you won't get a medal from anyone because you didn't use protein supps.

AJ_11
10-21-2002, 06:44 AM
If I could choose 1 meal that I would have to live on it would be a good ole protein shake. But once in a while I would need by Cottage Cheese fix.

My .02

Shao-LiN
10-21-2002, 09:28 AM
You'd choose a protein shake to live on?

Spawn_X
10-21-2002, 10:14 AM
yes i know xenadrine isn't exactly natural, that is why i'd like to find a replacement..

yes i know i'm not going to get a medal, but its something i'm doing for myself.. i want to make gains and get "buff" without help.. and i really don't need anymore protein because i eat.. a LOT...

its not an ECA stack either - i don't take any aspirin..

so far the useful advice has been: bagel + peanut butter, cup of milk.. anything else? maybe a fruit shake i could make?

TreeTrunks
10-21-2002, 12:38 PM
Just for you spawn http://www.getbig.com/abb/drinks/dr-stack.htm

TreeTrunks
10-21-2002, 12:40 PM
you won't get a medal from anyone because you didn't use protein supps

LOL!

Btw spawn why are you so addament about taking something thats like 100% natural?

Stray
10-21-2002, 01:29 PM
Green tea and a banana :D

fatsoPanda
10-21-2002, 06:29 PM
fruit

I've always found it good to have a peice of fruit before training ( 15min or so) it helps carry through a tuff workout. I prefer BANANAS:hump:

Avatar
10-21-2002, 09:18 PM
I take 30g dextrose and 2 scoops of protein powder 15 min before my workout.

Spawn_X
10-21-2002, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by TreeTrunks

Btw spawn why are you so addament about taking something thats like 100% natural?

Stupidity perhaps? i prefer to stick to whole real food.. go figure.

That speedstack looks pricy.. lol, but i might consider going to china town and getting some "energy" herb.

I like the grean tea + banana idea, and will give it a try.. I could use the lipton tea bags right?

however fruit itself hasn't been doing much for me..

Tryska
10-22-2002, 05:00 AM
Originally posted by Stray
Green tea and a banana :D

:withstupi

i was thinking the exact same thing til i scrolled down!