Pre workout energy?

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  1. MARINECOP

    MARINECOP Banned Banned

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    I just want a kick start of energy for my workouts. I will be drinking it just before and through out my workout. I do not want a high calorie/high sugar drink because I am trying to lose weight. My question is what workout drink would work best for my situation? I have posted a similar post on bodybuilding.com, but it seems these guys think that all training revolves around lifting heavy weight in-order to get huge so I have not got some good answers. I was using Controlled Labs Purple Wraath Bodybuilding.com - Controlled Labs Purple Wraath - New And Improved Flavor! On sale now!and it did seem to work pretty good, but their has to be something out there better than this. Thanks.
     
  2. HA-Y-N Pitbull

    HA-Y-N Pitbull Fuckin with Sherdog before TUF

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    I use Muscle Fuel by Advocare. It's a little pricey, but works great for me. It contains creatine and caffeine. A serving only has 25 calories. Here's the link for the supplement facts.

    http://www.advocare.com/Microsite/Images/Store/Labels/P4421.pdf

    This is the only product I use from Advocare because I think the rest of their shit is too expensive.
     
  3. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Your goal is to lose weight?


    Coffee
     
  4. MARINECOP

    MARINECOP Banned Banned

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    I drink a lot of coffee, but it doesn't seem to help.
     
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    what's the rest of your nutrition like throughout the day?

    Actually, do you eat breakfast?
     
  6. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Ok this is what you do

    1) Stop drinking coffee for like 2 weeks

    2) Start drinking coffee again

    3) Only drinking it before you train or when you need a pick me up. Don't drink it any other time
     
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    Eat breakfast
     
  8. MikeMartial

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    Drink coffee preWO
    Drink water periWO
    Cut carbs
    Do HIIT.
     
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    Well, just be sure you get adequate carbs even when you're limiting them. If you have low energy, it could just be consistently low blood sugar, which is not going to help your weight loss. Have some simple sugars right after your workout, this will not make you gain weight, and eat plenty of veggies and some fruits throughout the day before exercise.
     
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    yes i was on the no carb diet when i began training and it left me sapped for energy.

    a cup of brown rice an hour prior to workout and some 50/50 gator/water mix really helped with that.
     
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    Coffee works great, I take NO Xplode and love it. I take the NO Xplode 30 mins before warmup, head to the gym and knock out a few laps, stretch out, and by the time I'm ready to do my running I'm jacked.
     
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    I've taken NO-Xplode and I thought it was just OK for me. I like Buzz Saw from True Protein more. It has BCAA's which help with recovery which NO-Xplode doesn't have, it has caffeine, and it only costs about $20.

    P.S. -- If you go with Buzz Saw, then stay away from Fruit Punch and get Limeade.
     
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    Ziltoid In search for the Ultimate cup of Coffee

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    Would it be wise to drink something like Buzz Saw preWO and then have Endurox PWO?
     

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