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Old 10-30-2007, 12:08 PM   #11
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If you can't use fruit, and veggies are almost 0 carbohydrates, then what do you use for PWO?
From a whole food source, yams is what Greg suggested.

I still do mine in liquid form.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:12 PM   #12
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Any recommended brand of BCAA's? I've never taken them before.
(Note: I'd be buying this myself, so please don't recommend anything grossly expensive.)
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:40 AM   #13
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Any recommended brand of BCAA's? I've never taken them before.
(Note: I'd be buying this myself, so please don't recommend anything grossly expensive.)
You can try vitacost.com and see what they have. Of course people will tell you the more expensive ones have a better delivery system...blah..blah..blah. Just look at the amino acid profile and you will see most are identical. So to me the brands really don't matter much. I would only take BCAAs pre and post workout depending on how long your workout is.
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:24 AM   #14
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I was browsing for BCAAs recently. They tend to offer 5g of BCAAs per serving. Well, my Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey has 5g of BCAAs per serving. Something to think about - a good whey might have those already. Sure, you can up your BCAAs more, but just a thought.
http://www.supplementwarehouse.com/ - good selection and a price matching feature.
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:01 AM   #15
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I thought it was interesting what Greg had to say about carbs in the Weightlifting Nutrition article in this months PM. From what I can gather there isn't much need for a PWO carb spike because of the insignificant muscle glycogen demand. This of course is in regards to weightlifting where the sets rarely exceed 3 reps.

My question is; where does that demand becomes significant? I'm currently training SS and have started to drop the PWO carbs for just lean protein and copious amounts of veggies. My Pre-WO fast ending meal is pretty huge and is the main source of my caloric intake. Because of the digestive nature of fats and proteins I can only assume that my body is still digesting and absorbing the food I ate as far as 2 hours earlier, which in turn would help with recovery from the demands I put on it during my workout...
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I converted to all-Paleo recently. Dairy was giving me terrible allergies and I'd hate to buy a tub of whey powder and find out it does too.
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- Eat a small snack pre-workout meal (breaking a 16 hour intermittent fast), made of mostly protein and some fat.
Approximately how big/small should this be? About 3 hard boiled eggs? 4?
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One more note on the BCAA's - Xtend (no, it's not for "male enhancement") has a drinkable formula of them.
And as for non-fructose sweets, Gatorade powder isn't made with the high fructose corn syrup like the bottles are (dextrose maybe?) so you can mix that in your BCAA or whey shake or egg protein shake or whatever for your carbo fix.
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One more note on the BCAA's - Xtend (no, it's not for "male enhancement") has a drinkable formula of them.
And as for non-fructose sweets, Gatorade powder isn't made with the high fructose corn syrup like the bottles are (dextrose maybe?) so you can mix that in your BCAA or whey shake or egg protein shake or whatever for your carbo fix.
Powdered Gatorade is Sucrose and dextrose as opposed to the in the bottle stuff which is HFCS. I started using the powdered stuff a 2+ years ago as opposed to using juices and the already made stuff.
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