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Old 06-09-2009, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Watermellon, the new preworkout supplement?

With the popularity of the NO2 products out there for the "pump"....I found this piece of information quite intriguing....

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WATERMELON

The red flesh and especially the white rind are high in the amino acid citrulline. Citrulline is an amino acid that gets converted to arginine to produce nitric oxide (NO), which can help increase blood flow to your muscles, delivering nutrients, hormones and oxygen to them, as well as a bigger pump. The red flesh is a great source (even higher than tomatoes) of lycopene, the heart-healthy antioxidant that also fends off many types of cancers. If you want to live bigger for longer, then add watermelon to your diet.

DOSE: An hour before your workout, eat two 12-ounce wedges of watermelon (be sure to eat the white rind down close to the green peel). That amount will deliver about 3 g of NO-producing citrulline, as well as fuel your workout with more than 50 g of carbs. It will also provide more than 20 ounces of water to keep you hydrated and enhance muscle-cell volumization.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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Sweet! Always looking for an excuse to eat watermelon this time of year.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:35 AM   #3
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I remember one article using this same reasoning to support the use of watermelon as an aphrodisiac. Makes sense. Even if it doesn't work, it taste freakin' awesome anyway.
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