Your Pre-Workout Supplement Choice.

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Chad Hamilton, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    There are many here that ask about NO2, ECA, Esterfied Creatine, etc. for their pre workout needs in expectations of intense training sessions and looking like a pin-up.
    However, not many ever mention what they actually use. I know KK uses Diet Pepsi, Madmick does the 4 to 1 dextrose to whey thing mix, and I choose 100% Columbian.

    My question is this:
    What do the rest of the experts choose for their pre-workout supplementation.
     
  2. #1can

    #1can Blue Belt

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    I use esterified creatine and look like a pin-up.

    My workout partner uses caffeine pills and looks less sloth-like than normal.
     
  3. KOU In3

    KOU In3 Orange Belt

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    Whole food. Some chicken and rice just before leaving, then a granola bar or couple of cookies in the car on the way to the gym.
     
  4. djmarkiss

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    I don't take or eat anything.
     
  5. monkey roll

    monkey roll Green Belt

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    a banana, protine shake, and sometimes honey.
     
  6. bdweezil6998

    bdweezil6998 Blue Belt

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    Cup of coffee with heavy cream and a protein shake (usually pro performance 100% whey) with a tablespoon of EFA oil.
     
  7. dreek. S-470

    dreek. S-470 Veterinary Medical Disaster

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    If i'm on No-xplode,then i'll take that,works really well as far as getting souped to hoist some weights. I'm on an off cycle right now so it's a pro shake and some fruit about an hr before training. If i'm really feeling like crap and have to get a workout in i'll tap into my supply of stacker 2 and 3 w/ephedra and take a 1/2 capsule. I only take a whole if i'm at the hospital w/ no sleep!!
     
  8. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    Heavy cream huh? How is that, I use half and half. Am I missing out?
     
  9. fat_wilhelm

    fat_wilhelm Black Belt

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    I second the vote for NO-Explode. Protein shake about 50 minutes before workout. NO-Explode 30 minutes prior.
     
  10. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I get the caffeine, too.

    Preworkout:
    25oz. Glucose-Electrolyte Solution (2 Parts Water, 1 Part Accelerade)
    1 Serving Neurostim (got it free...will customize my own neurotransmitter formula in the future).
    25mg Ephedrine HCl
    200mg Caffeine
    200mg Green Tea Extract
    125mg Aspirin
     
  11. GreenRecon

    GreenRecon Swift, Silent, Deadly

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    I take eca stack and some water. Thats about it.
     
  12. NO FATE

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    ephedrine and caffine...are you on the verge of massive heart attack after every set?
     
  13. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    No he isn't.

    Madmick-
    The ECA and Green tea...what form do you ingest?
    Is that a over the counter combo, or do you take them all seperately in a capsule form, Im assuming.

    How about the Neuro-Stim. I have about a 3 month supply left, I got alot of samples from my old job and I like it a whole bunch. I can't believe you can take it with the ECA...you must feel as if you have ADHD.
    Tell me of your own Neuro formula...Im interested.
     
  14. marine

    marine Yellow Belt

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    whey is the ECA stack a favorite, i have a friend who is looking for supplements to take, he has advanced creatine and thats all he is taking should he be taking something else with that, and also should he be cycling the creatine?
     
  15. Ruick

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    estrogen


    lol kidding. a granola or protein bar most of the time.
     
  16. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Haha!!! Yeah, it's great! My instructor loves to tease me. He calls me the "white dude on crack" (most of the guys I train with in closed sessions are Mexicans with pro-boxing ambitions). More or less he's right. I take the Green Tea in capsule form. I take everything separately. Biotek is my ephedrine, right now. Actually, I also ingest synephrine HCL since I got a bunch of that free too in a combo deal from Bulk, but I didn't want to put it down since I didn't want guys here buying it just because it's on my list. I wouldn't have bought it if I'd had to pay for it.

    And I do notice a difference with the Neurostim, especially before martial arts training (even more than lifting). I just feel more focused. It's a good formula, as far as I can tell, Chad, it only needs lecithin. So if you can stomach it with some Green Superfood, that works, too. I usually take my Phyto Foods 1 hr before workout, then the Accelerade + Neurostim on my drive over.

    Also, I just noticed the Neurostim has 125mg of caffeine. So I've been getting 325mg. No wonder.

    For my custom neurotransmitter formula, I'm thinking something like:
    2g Lecithin (Egg-Based; minimum 500mg phosphatidylcholine)
    200mg DMAE
    3g GABA
    500mg Tyrosine
    500mg Phenylalanine
     
  17. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I'm on the verge of a massive orgasm from putting up so much weight.
     
  18. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    Wow...3 grams of GABA 'eh. Thats enough to put me to sleep, however, maybe the rest of the formula could counter it? Im sure you've done the research. I'd take it.
    The neurostim counters the mind numbing effects of pot early in the morning before work. Best when stacked with coffee.
     
  19. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah, the GABA, when taken in conjunction with the other agents, is a decent neurotransmitter. I started researching this stuff after Terumo posted on it.
     
  20. Hussein19891

    Hussein19891 White Belt

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    Whey Protein (100%) w/tsp of concetrated Creatine about an hour or so before my work out.

    Keeps me pumped up when I m lifting. Don't know wether or not it helps with muscle recovery at all because I m always lifting pretty heavy and near my max. So I m like always soar for a day or two after my work outs.

    A friend of mine is taking Xpel (Muscle defining forumla) along with creatine as well and appparently his witnessing rapid weight changes. Should he stop taking the two at the same time or what?
     

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