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NYC
12-17-2003, 08:57 PM
I put about 40 grams of dextrose in my post workout shake and it makes the shake so sweet i almost cant drink it. Whatta you guys suggest i do? Add more water and make the shake into 2 cups worth? Also, should i be using more than 40 grams of dextrose? Thanks

NYC

Big & Tall
12-17-2003, 09:02 PM
How much protein and water are you using?

fornero
12-17-2003, 09:05 PM
I put about 40 grams of dextrose in my post workout shake and it makes the shake so sweet i almost cant drink it. Whatta you guys suggest i do? Add more water and make the shake into 2 cups worth? Also, should i be using more than 40 grams of dextrose? Thanks
NYC

You could try using maltodextrin instead.

As for the amount-- it really depends on your goals/caloric needs/workout type/other daily caloric intake.

For a rough estimate, in terms of glycogen usage during workout-- with ~45" set time, you burn about 5g of glucose (in the form of glycogen)/2 sets.

NYC
12-17-2003, 09:16 PM
I use Optimum 100% whey at 2 scoops, with about 1 cup of water. I have 5 sacks of dextrose so id like to figure out how to use this stuff. Thanks

Shao-LiN
12-17-2003, 10:35 PM
You answered your own question. Use more water, split up the servings, etc. It doesn't taste all that sweet to me...but then again, I'm comparing it to my carb up drinks with 150 g of dextrose in a protein shake.

universal
12-18-2003, 11:26 AM
def more water i when i used to use dex pw i would take a 32 oz jug fill it all the way up add pro/dex creatine..etc and shake, if u really mind the sweetness try oats instead

Shao-LiN
12-18-2003, 11:58 AM
Would go with maltodextrin if the sweetness is really bothering you.

NYC
12-18-2003, 12:28 PM
Thanks for the input everyone, i have a whole lot of dextrose so ill just try adding more water.

NYC