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TIMIDKAT
04-25-2003, 12:49 PM
Hi again everybody,

Quick question for all the contributors out there, I have been told that along with ingesting a Whey Protein shake after every workout to add some Dextrose to it as well. I went out and bought a small bag of Dextrose from a Health Food Store and wanted to know how much I should be adding to my protein shakes after every workout or if I should consume the Dextrose separately. I'm 6', 165 lbs and I am mostly concentrating on upper body workouts with 80-100 km of cycling every week. Also, I know the protein shakes aid in the rebuilding of muscle after workouts but I forgot what the dextrose does for the body too.

- Drink Milk....it does a body good!!!

Manveet
04-25-2003, 12:52 PM
Mix them together. I usually have a scoop of each prior and after my lifting session.

Ironman8
04-25-2003, 01:39 PM
Ya, it's important to take in some simple carbs post-workout.

Vido
04-25-2003, 01:48 PM
There's about 30g of dextrose per 1/4 cup. I'd say go with 1/2 cup (60g) after a fairly light workout and maybe up it to 3/4 cup (90g) after an intense session (like legs).

bradley
04-25-2003, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by Vido
There's about 30g of dextrose per 1/4 cup. I'd say go with 1/2 cup (60g) after a fairly light workout and maybe up it to 3/4 cup (90g) after an intense session (like legs).

If consuming more than 50g you might want to go with half dextrose and half maltodextrin. The dextrose will be absorbed rapidly and the malto will have to he broken down so it would provide a one two punch so to speak.

The general rule I believe is .6-1g per kg of bodyweight so I would say 75g at the most.

Manveet
04-25-2003, 03:18 PM
I usually don't go over 60 grams of dextrose, and I don't even take that all at once, 30 before, 30g after.

JohnnyAutoParts
04-26-2003, 12:05 AM
The label on the Supplement Direct pail of Dextrose states 1 serving size is 1/3 cup or 75g.....does this sound right?

Vido
04-26-2003, 12:22 AM
If a 1/4 cup is 30g, which is what I have been led to believe, then 1/3 cup is 40g, not 75.

bradley
04-26-2003, 05:54 AM
Originally posted by Vido
If a 1/4 cup is 30g, which is what I have been led to believe, then 1/3 cup is 40g, not 75.

http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26791&highlight=measuring+dextrose

GhettoSmurf
04-26-2003, 06:04 AM
ive found that 12.5 teaspoons= 40g, not sure how many teaspoons are in a cup though