Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 35

Thread: energy drinks

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    94

    energy drinks

    i was wondering if its a good idea to drink energy drinks before working out? like an energy drink you can add to water?

  2. #2
    Team Chesticles! Unholy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,880
    Save money and buy caffeine pills.
    5'11" 185lbs 9% BF
    S/D/B PR's 445x1, 495x5, 335x1......Looking to get stronger and do a PL Meet this summer!
    Chronological Picture Thread 2005-Current
    Pro Status or Bust..2011

    At Large Nutrition, Optimize YOUR body!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    94
    i have some caffiene pills but never used them for lifting, is it a good idea to be drinking energy drinks thou?i mean when im lifting?

  4. #4
    202 CarlP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    Posts
    477
    It probably doesn't matter much. I think Unholy is saying you can get the same effect with caffeine pills.

  5. #5
    Team Chesticles! Unholy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,880
    Pretty much, I wouldn't waste my money on "Energy Drinks" I would just have a glass of water with caffeine. Personally I take 800-1400mg, I wouldn't recommend it.
    5'11" 185lbs 9% BF
    S/D/B PR's 445x1, 495x5, 335x1......Looking to get stronger and do a PL Meet this summer!
    Chronological Picture Thread 2005-Current
    Pro Status or Bust..2011

    At Large Nutrition, Optimize YOUR body!

  6. #6
    <3's WBB
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    88
    I personally love drinking energy drinks... I love the taste of monster. And Monster LoCarb is only like 20 cals for a 20oz can... never thought about drinking them on a workout.
    21, Male, 5' 10", Cutting
    Starting weight: 228lbs. Currently (05/01/08): 168.2lbs (59.8 lost)
    Alright! I'm done cutting for now. It's been a long ride, I went from obese to average. Now to put some muscle on, then cut again down the road.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    100
    Forget energy drinks. If your going to buy any drinks, get something to hydrate yourself properly.

  8. #8
    cakin Cirino83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    2,239
    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebread View Post
    Forget energy drinks. If your going to buy any drinks, get something to hydrate yourself properly.
    :withstupi

    although I love caffeine

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Queens,New York
    Posts
    108
    My preworkout drink is a large iced coffee with a touch of milk and 3 sugars.Im gonna get me some NO-xplode in two weeks and use that from now on.

  10. #10
    Always Learning IZich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    768
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggins View Post
    My preworkout drink is a large iced coffee with a touch of milk and 3 sugars.Im gonna get me some NO-xplode in two weeks and use that from now on.
    ....
    6'2" | 215 lbs

    B320 S315 D440 = 1075
    The Road to 1200
    I'm always open to suggestions and critique, so stop by and help a brother out!

    "Determination is the wake-up call to the human will." - TR

  11. #11
    Always Learning IZich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    768
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    Pretty much, I wouldn't waste my money on "Energy Drinks" I would just have a glass of water with caffeine. Personally I take 800-1400mg, I wouldn't recommend it.
    I'd second that. Unholy takes an INSANE amount of caffeine because he's a tank. Don't do that because you're not.

    Take about a fourth of that amount to start out with, if you wanted to.
    6'2" | 215 lbs

    B320 S315 D440 = 1075
    The Road to 1200
    I'm always open to suggestions and critique, so stop by and help a brother out!

    "Determination is the wake-up call to the human will." - TR

  12. #12
    Senior Member cphafner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    The Big Apple
    Posts
    7,701
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    Pretty much, I wouldn't waste my money on "Energy Drinks" I would just have a glass of water with caffeine. Personally I take 800-1400mg, I wouldn't recommend it.
    wow. 400mg generally gets me jacked up.
    My Journal
    http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=119765

    I think this is possibly the all-time best response on WBB. - Jorge Sanchez

    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

    From A Body Builder is Born

    i knew you were a beast but not that kinda of a beast that eats grown men and children.. lilmase

  13. #13
    202 CarlP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    Posts
    477
    Quote Originally Posted by IZich View Post
    I'd second that. Unholy takes an INSANE amount of caffeine because he's a tank. Don't do that because you're not.

    Take about a fourth of that amount to start out with, if you wanted to.
    Does the body not build up a resistance or addiction with caffeine?

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    100
    Yeah, Unholy you have a sensitivity issue. I drank one of those starbucks expresso things and got an instant headache.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Queens,New York
    Posts
    108
    Quote Originally Posted by IZich View Post
    ....
    What are you confused about?

  16. #16
    phil 4:13 Bako Lifter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    2,835
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggins View Post
    What are you confused about?
    NO Explode sucks.

  17. #17
    Chubbilicious. VikingWarlord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Inderminapolis.
    Posts
    3,759
    Snort some crank off a hunting knife.
    If one person can do something, anyone can learn to do it.
    Do what you've always done and get what you've always gotten.
    There is no failure, only feedback.

    "Journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step".--Lao Tzu

    Pro-Choice...ON EVERYTHING.

  18. #18
    Senior Member Eric Cartman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    787
    If you NEED an energy drink, that means youre not getting enough energy from just normal food.. that is a bad thing, in my view. If you eat healthy and lift regularly, you should have tons of energy... these energy drinks are sugar and caffeine and they suck..

  19. #19
    Who me? Chubrock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    9,786
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Cartman View Post
    If you NEED an energy drink, that means youre not getting enough energy from just normal food.. that is a bad thing, in my view. If you eat healthy and lift regularly, you should have tons of energy... these energy drinks are sugar and caffeine and they suck..
    Sugar Free No Fear is the nectar of the Gods.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

  20. #20
    Breaker of Skulls Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    40N 88W
    Posts
    11,316
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    Pretty much, I wouldn't waste my money on "Energy Drinks" I would just have a glass of water with caffeine. Personally I take 800-1400mg, I wouldn't recommend it.
    Dear God man that can't even be safe! For those of you who don't know that's about the equivalent of drinking 14-26 Mountain Dews!
    5'9" 195 lbs
    DL 600x1
    SQ 490x1 (raw)
    BP 430x1 (shirted), 320x1 (raw)
    SN 209x1 C+J 250x1


    My Training Journal
    www.illinipowerlifting.org

    "Most people don't want to learn new things. They only want to hear about things that validate crap they're already doing." - Mike Boyle

  21. #21
    Team Chesticles! Unholy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,880
    Definitely have a sensitivity issue with caffeine. I can take 400-800mg and fall asleep on the drive to the gym.
    5'11" 185lbs 9% BF
    S/D/B PR's 445x1, 495x5, 335x1......Looking to get stronger and do a PL Meet this summer!
    Chronological Picture Thread 2005-Current
    Pro Status or Bust..2011

    At Large Nutrition, Optimize YOUR body!

  22. #22
    Bismarck in Training emjlr3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Abingdon, MD
    Posts
    802
    mad, simply mad, anything more hten 400 for me and I am mega jacked for a good 2 hours
    Height: 6' 1/2" Age: 24

    Current Status: The brace is off....
    Weight: 208 lbs.

    Back in action...

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    100
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    fall asleep on the drive to the gym.
    Yeah, that there is REALLY a problem! Haha. Sleep and Drive=bad!

  24. #24
    Always Learning IZich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    768
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    Definitely have a sensitivity issue with caffeine. I can take 400-800mg and fall asleep on the drive to the gym.
    Paul is this the case even when you cycle the caffeine? You're insane.
    Last edited by IZich; 07-31-2007 at 03:09 PM.
    6'2" | 215 lbs

    B320 S315 D440 = 1075
    The Road to 1200
    I'm always open to suggestions and critique, so stop by and help a brother out!

    "Determination is the wake-up call to the human will." - TR

  25. #25
    Team Chesticles! Unholy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,880
    Yea I take weeks off at a time and still 2-3 200mg pills does nothing to me.
    5'11" 185lbs 9% BF
    S/D/B PR's 445x1, 495x5, 335x1......Looking to get stronger and do a PL Meet this summer!
    Chronological Picture Thread 2005-Current
    Pro Status or Bust..2011

    At Large Nutrition, Optimize YOUR body!

Similar Threads

  1. 100 really cool tips
    By HighSchoolGuy in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-06-2007, 09:22 PM
  2. Energy Drinks
    By LivinItUp in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 07-26-2006, 07:42 PM
  3. The exact way to throw a powerful punch
    By Nickthebassist in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-03-2006, 05:29 PM
  4. Recuced Diet/Loose Muscle ?
    By MRJ in forum Diet and Nutrition
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-11-2002, 05:34 PM
  5. Good energy bars or drinks....
    By Justin12286 in forum Diet and Nutrition
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-11-2002, 07:22 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •