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Protein/carb supplementation during a grappling workout

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by shaftoe, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. shaftoe Orange Belt

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    I've been reading the posts about the benefits of a 2:1 mixture of carbs to protein in the pre-/peri-/post-workout phase. I understood many of these posts to apply to weight training. Do similar benefits exist for the intake of protein/carbs during a grappling workout?

    I usually consume a liter of water during BJJ training sessions, which last from 1.5 to 2 hours. Would it be better to add some sugars and whey to this drink? I'm also curious about the effects this may have on my stomach during extended intense rolling or conditioning drills. Any help on this topic would be appreciated.
     
  2. spirez Purple Belt

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    I dont put protein in mine but have glucose in the water instead, around 8g of powder per 100ml of water. i find it helps in longer sessions, especially if i do two in a row. i add a quarter teaspoon of salt too.

    Never tried it with protein for the reason you stated about digestion as i cant find one that really mixes well. plus it's expensive!
     
  3. Monger Chronically Injured

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    Yes, but try to avoid excessive amounts of fructose. Glucose based carbs are what you're after... dextrose, Maltadextrin, Waxy Maize Starch... those are cool.

    A lot of people here use a carb/protein solution during all types of training. Many elite athletes do the same. I've never heard of anyone having an issue. You only need 5-20 grams of protein for an hour of training (depending on your carb:protein ratio), so it's not like you're consuming much. If you are overly sensitive to protein for some reason just start out on the low end and see how things go. If you stick with the 2:1 ratio, 30g carbs and 15g protein is probably a decent target to shoot for per hour. Anywhere from 2:1 to 4:1 is a decent ratio for carbs:protein.
     
  4. joshetc butthole hurts from teh gay

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    I have a TP mixture that is

    50% dextrose
    30% maltodextrin
    20% whey protein isolate

    I use it for everything I do athletic. I actually don't notice the usefulness as much in weight training as I do when I play football or basketball. Carbs and protein are extremely good for any physical activity (even cleaning the house or doing yard work)

    Edit: there is no science behind the dextrose / malto ratio. It is purely for taste, dextrose tastes much more pleasant than maltodextrin IMO. My next mixture will be 50% malto and 30% dextrose. I'm experimenting with changing the ratio slowly, as to not get something that tastes like balls
     
  5. BJJ in Chicago Livin' la vida bomba

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    i started out sipping:

    50g gatorade powder
    30g whey
    5g BA
    5g creatine mono

    during jiu-jitsu and I found that it dramatically increased my ability to wrestle after we had done conditioning, then technique, then positional sparring. I HIGHLY suggest some type of carb/protein drink during grappling. Berardi suggests a 30g carb / 15g protein per hour so my 50/30 was almost right on for a 2 hour class.

    I've recently purchased some stuff from TP so my new shake will be:

    60g WMS
    16g whey isolate CF
    14g whey hydrosylate
    5g beta alanine
    5g creatine

    I expect to have similiar results but now I won't need to take it all in at once PWO (I don't feel right taking that all in right before bed).
     
  6. JSN choo-CHOO!

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    you know what professional cyclists do during a race? drink a can of coke. it's got salts, super high GI carbs, and a little caffeine, all of which are good when you're getting your sweat on. i believe some european universities have even studied it's effects and found them to be superior to the marketed supplements.

    dragonfire- have you ever tried creatine ethyl ester? it's alot more effective than monohydrate, and doesn't have any of the sides.
     
  7. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    ..............are you sure
     
  8. JSN choo-CHOO!

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    yes. i like the effercescent stuff alot better too.
     
  9. joshetc butthole hurts from teh gay

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    Thats odd, I recently switched back to monohydrate from ~4 months on CEE. I've been PRing every week since, and only gained about 3 pounds (including any muscle gain).
     
  10. erco Brown Belt

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    Don't use CEE, it's potential crap.

    Coke is a 50/50 combo of fructose and glucose. Not super high gi, just regular ole high gi.
     
  11. spirez Purple Belt

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    I can't get on in grappling after drinking fizzy stuff. tried lucozade before but it's way too gassy and doesnt seem to go down well. Wouldn be a problem in cycling as the upper body's not churning around as much.
     
  12. shaftoe Orange Belt

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    Thanks for all the replies. I'll try adding some simple sugars and protein to my drink and see if I see an improvement in my performance.
     

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