My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003
Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock
Read through much (not all) of the comments. Did not see this.
How important is the timing?
One hour before workout? Two hours? Four hours? Ten minutes? Also, any benfit to half of dose before and half after?
I ask because I find that I feel bloated if I drink it right down.
Tough to work out feeling that way.
Last edited by rdkraus; 03-19-2008 at 12:42 PM.
"The Bran Man"
I love that.
Is there a story there?
(Note how I have resisted the cheap shot).
Ack!....Orange Blast tastes like ****. I like the cherry better....I'm not sure I can make it through 30 days of orange.
I didn't like it at first either to be honest. My first serving of it I thought it had a poor aftertaste. What I did the next couple of days was add more water, drink some and then add even more water. I've got it to a nice mild flavor now and I think the extra water helps - could be in my head though
I dunno......I'm still tasting it. The burps were making me nauseous and I couldn't finish my workout LOL
I'll have to go back tonight and finish up. I think I'm going to have to pass on the orange.
it's all subjective
I love the taste of the orange
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If one did not routinely ingest large amounts of glucose prior to training, and suddenly did so, they would make significant jumps in the gym.
I made no mention of getting bigger, only commented about getting stronger.
I do not feel it is reaching to point out that topping off liver glycogen and adding to muscle glycogen prior to training will play a major role in adding a few reps or a few pounds to the bar.
I am very certain there are more than a few studies that are used to show strength gains as a result of glucose/glucose polymer supplementation prior to training.
Last edited by Slim Schaedle; 03-19-2008 at 09:51 PM.
Personally my experience has been more than a few reps. Its been consistently larger PRs than normal.
I would think if it was as simple as sugar intake, alot more people would be downing lots more dextrose preworkout.
Last edited by Slim Schaedle; 03-19-2008 at 10:06 PM.
Last edited by chris mason; 03-19-2008 at 10:14 PM.
Do you know how many carbs are in the average diet? What makes you think that someone consuming a lot of carbs on a daily basis would need to top off their glycogen stores? Why do you think people are so fat? Hint, they eat a ton of carbs and their glycogen stores are maxed out.
Anyway, argue all you want. You are wrong.
I would not expect much of a difference if someone were constantly maintaining topped-off muscle glycogen stores, which would require the average person with a decent amount of muscle to ingest anywhere from 800-1000 grams of carbohydrate/day.
I am going to assume a carbohydrate amount less than that is a "normal diet," in which case I cannot possibly understand how you say glucose alone would not do anything.
Last edited by Slim Schaedle; 03-19-2008 at 10:48 PM.
I don't even read studies unless I am going to use them as assistance when discussing something. I just said I am certain there are plenty out there.
Knowledge of glucose pathways, glycogen synthesis, biosynthetic processes in the liver, the details of such, and its role in exercise performance is pretty standard for those who study nutrition.
I don't see how people getting fat from eating too many carbs has anything to do with the fact that ingesting carbohydrate by itself prior to training WILL make a difference.
That is a completely different topic.
Last edited by Slim Schaedle; 03-20-2008 at 01:34 AM.
Chris, just playing devil's advocate here, but if the 80g of dextrose aren't doing anything significant, why not leave it off? The product would surely be cheaper to ship without all that dead weight, no?
If I knocked back 80g of dextrose before a workout I'd be ill. OMG!