Opinions on this recovery drink please

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  1. spirez Purple Belt

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    This is a pre-made formula from the UK equivalent of True Protein. I priced up a Surge equivalent like MadMick has but it comes out at almost double the cost of this stuff.

    Recovery xs - Our formulas | myprotein.co.uk

    Bearing in mind, i have this straight away but then also eat a solid meal about one hour after too.

    How necessary do you consider the hydrolized protein? Are there any studies to show it's x amount better than the usual blend of isolate/concentrate?
     
  2. Monger Chronically Injured

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    It's fine, but I would start drinking it during your warm-up and continue throughout your training vs. taking it PWO.
     
  3. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I'm STILL debating electrolytes from there


    Considering I sweat like 2 litres of water minimum a session I thought it might be an idea


    Not hijacking much, the list of ingrediants is;
    1. Waxy Maize Starch: 50g
    2. Whey Protein Isolate: 27g
    3. Leucine: 5.5g
    4. Glutamine: 4.5g
    5. Creapure
     
  4. Monger Chronically Injured

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    What exactly is your debate?
     
  5. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    If they are necessary.

    I was debating them ages ago but someone said you shouldn't need them if you have a decent diet.

    Even at my fittest during the spring and summer (and autumn sometimes) I couldn't finish a heavy thai session full tilt. I used to lose something like 4-5 lbs in weight throughout a session though (including the litre I used to drink)
     
  6. Monger Chronically Injured

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    I'd include them if I was losing a lot of water. A solid diet goes a long way but there's nothing wrong with a little insurance.
     
  7. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    500 mg?
     
  8. Monger Chronically Injured

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    I never paid to much attention to optimal quantities when it came to electrolytes. I use powders that contain electrolytes with my WO drinks and whatever is in them was good enough for me. I can tell you that in the book Nutrient Timing, they listed the following as a good bench mark...

    Sodium - 100-250 IU
    Potassium - 60-120mg
    Magnesium - 60-120mg
     
  9. David Barr Orange Belt

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    I'll be reviewing this product for MyProtein in the coming weeks, but to keep it simple, it's a good product. There are a lot of carbs, which isn't necessarily bad for fighters on this site.

    Consuming this pre-workout (ie weights) is ideal for growth and recovery, but I'd start with a half serving the first time.
     
  10. Monger Chronically Injured

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  11. David Barr Orange Belt

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  12. Monger Chronically Injured

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    Very cool. You should be able to email an Admin in regards to publishing articles. I have no idea what Sherdog's protocol is on that. If you shoot one of the mods a PM they can probably point you in the right direction.
     
  13. ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Back to the electrolytes question: Dave, what's your take on that? Do you need to replace them other than through diet, ie - sports type drinks? I read somewhere (I think another thread on here a few months ago) than it was unnecessary because most of what you're losing while sweating is water and if anything you'd have a higher concentration of electrolytes in your body when this happens.
     
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  15. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Nice to have you on board David
     
  16. Monger Chronically Injured

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    Good point and I vaguely remember reading that as well. The thing is that if you sweat a LOT you would probably end up with a higher concentration of electrolytes in your body... but on the other hand, if you're only hydrating with water and drinking a lot of it... it seems like it wouldn't be too difficult to sway the electrolyte balance in the other direction. It seems to me that it would have a lot to do with the amount of sweat that you're actually losing and the time period that you're losing it over. The problem is that I don't really know where that point is.
     
  17. David Barr Orange Belt

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    ronin, good call about the increased sodium concentration.
    If you're training for more than an hour, or you sweat profusely, then I'd consider replacing electrolytes. Otherwise, it's not a cop out to quote Monger's reply, is it?

     
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    Thanks Ian! This is a great board!
     

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