Pre-workout supplements that won

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Mr Fingers, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Mr Fingers

    Mr Fingers Orange Belt

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    I would recommend either: 1) Don't take a pre-workout supplement, 2) Take half of your normal dose, 3) Take your pre-workout supplement two or three hours prior to your training session.

    Nothing really comes to mind that won't keep you up, yet is still a useful supplement, acting as a stimulant. I find that even a B-complex taken too late in the day will keep me up.
     
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    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    I recommend not taking Black Powder, NO Shitload, or any of that crap no matter what time it is.
     
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    I second this motion.

    Do I cheat and grab 100mg caffeine some evenings before a workout? Yeah, quite often. But the best pre workout supplement you can have is a clean diet and good sleep.

    Look in the mirror and tell yourself you dont need it. Get started and the workout will ramp up to take care of itself.

    Good luck
     
  5. Outspoken

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    Creatine works very well. I used to use CE2 by MRI for preworkout creatine and it helped alot. Nowadays I use minimal supplements though.
     
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    B6 and B12
     
  7. Mr Fingers

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I
     
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    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Creatine isn't a "pre-workout" supplement. It doesn't give you energy like that. It works by saturation and it frankly doesn't matter whether you take it before, after, during, or anywhere near your workout.
     
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    What do you recommend?
     
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    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Proper diet & rest. Multi-vitamin, fish oil & creatine. (I never said creatine doesn't work, just that it isn't a pre-workout energy supp) If you need a little boost before training, maybe a smaller dose of caffeine or B-vitamins.
     
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    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Basically, the whole NO thing has been done to death. Use the search function if you don't believe me. I could get an 8 year supply of the effective ingredients of most of those products for the price of one tub.
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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    I like using No before workouts....but the caffine in most brands keeps me up also. Xyience has a No product that has no caffine.
     
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    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    I like to drink a cup of green tea, pop a B-complex vitamin, and down a dose of "man the fuck up". If any of that shit messed with my sleep, I'd cut it all out besides the dose of "man the fuck up".
     
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    haha this should be a pre workout sticky
     
  17. Outspoken

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    I feel creatine is definitely useful pre-workout. Maybe it was all in my head but the times I took it prior to working our rather then after seemed to have made a difference big enough for me to notice.
     
  18. ronin0352

    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Then maybe you should do some research on what creatine is and how it works. You will see that there is no way it helped like you thought it did. What you experienced is called the placebo effect. (I'm not trying to bust your chops here, I think all of us have fallen victim to it at some point)
     
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    I never had any sleep issues when I was using White Flood. I would take it around 4pm, train and would be sleeping like a baby by 9pm. But like others have said, this kind of product is very expensive for what it is and is mostly worthless.
     
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    nice work keeping it cool and posting useful responses ronin.
     

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