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Offline 4EverFNM

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GATORADE
« on: February 27, 2010, 03:20:32 AM »
I've had a few guys at the gym tell me that it's good to mix my whey Protein and Creatine with some Gatorade for a Post workout shake to spike insulin levels, and hour or so later follow it up with a whole meal.

Now I've never heard of this at least for Bodybuilders since I've always considered Gatorade for Endurance athletes but I guess it would make sense since I need a quick sugar after my workout but does Gatorade contain maltodextrin or is it all the same as long as I get some quick sugars in my body?
 

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 05:06:37 AM »
I down a full 32oz. Gatorade after every workout. Spikes insulin levels and is a fast carb. Dont get the G2 crap tho, it has less sugar. Go with a classic Gatorade or the Fierce.
 

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Re: GATORADE
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 06:16:25 AM »
I've had a few guys at the gym tell me that it's good to mix my whey Protein and Creatine with some Gatorade for a Post workout shake to spike insulin levels, and hour or so later follow it up with a whole meal.

Now I've never heard of this at least for Bodybuilders since I've always considered Gatorade for Endurance athletes but I guess it would make sense since I need a quick sugar after my workout but does Gatorade contain maltodextrin or is it all the same as long as I get some quick sugars in my body?

It will replenish glycogen levels. Post workout, the key is to get some kind of fast acting carbs in the body. Try it out and see how it works for you.
 

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Re: GATORADE
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 12:48:06 PM »
Used to drink it every workout, until last Sunday when my lovable Mom said it looked like I was picking up some weight. Changed the whole routine up real fast. I would buy it by the tub at the local wally and mix it myself because the pre-bottled stuff taste like antifreeze, nasty. Anyway, I'm down 8 pounds in a week since cutn the simple sugars and keepn a close eye on the carbs too. I will say however that a low carb diet takes your brain to a different place, and your body too. I refuse to look like anything other then a "shredded" Grandfather when summer hits.

If you want to gain weight, Gatorade has it's place..if you wanna lose weight, lose the Gatorade..Being an Endurance Athelete is an entirely different story in it's own,......

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Re: GATORADE
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 12:12:45 AM »
You like the powder over pre-bottled? Most like it the other way around.
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Re: GATORADE
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 08:09:24 PM »
How much cheaper is the powder?  Usually the bottles I see it for about $1.50/bottle, $2 in grocery stores.  Also, what's usually the recommended amount of sugar/simple carbs post workout?
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 08:15:53 PM »
The tub is like $9.00 and it last awhile. It says it makes 6 Gallons but I just mix it to my taste. I much rather prefer it's taste over the other and I'm sure the savings is huge too. The pre-bottled has glycols which give it that pronounced texture but the mix is basically just sucrose and dextrose and salt.. The recommended amount post-workout would be in the 2:1 to 3:1 ratio of carbs/proteins..That'll get the growth started fast.

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Offline blakmuscle27

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Re: GATORADE
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 06:29:16 AM »
On a similar note, does mixing Gatorade with my BCAAs and Glutemine affect the absorption?  The Glutemine isnt that bad, but my BCAAs are horrible in water, protein.  I even put it my deer chili last night.  And that actually worked!
 

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Re: GATORADE
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 07:28:01 AM »
No, I would't think BCAA's or Glutamine would be affected at all in Gatorade. Creatine is another story though.
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Re: GATORADE
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 11:03:39 AM »
There are some new garorades out. I picked up an 8 pack of bottles ones and they actually have dextrose in the ingredients while the regular or older ones dont. I would get the powder to because it did have the dextrose. I guess they decided to use better ingredients in the pre bottled ones.
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Re: GATORADE
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 07:49:57 AM »
Thanks a lot CSE, I'm gonna head to wal-mart and start loading on them this weekend.
 

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Re: GATORADE
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2010, 06:10:23 PM »
You may also wanna consider Dark Matter by MHP....I have a tub on the way...heard this was a hot new item for post workout...takes care of your protein and your insulin levels all in one bang!
 

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Re: GATORADE
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2010, 08:04:20 AM »
I figured someone might bring up Waxy Maize?  Nobody here uses this fine complex carb post workout?
 

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Re: GATORADE
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2010, 09:19:06 PM »
No, I would't think BCAA's or Glutamine would be affected at all in Gatorade. Creatine is another story though.
PEtey! Dude tell me what's going on with the creatine and the gatorade combo!! I've been downing my Kre-alk w/ gatorade because it's simple sugars and i thought it was a practical creatine vehicle. Is there something wrong with it?
 

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Re: GATORADE
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2010, 09:22:37 PM »
No, I would't think BCAA's or Glutamine would be affected at all in Gatorade. Creatine is another story though.
PEtey! Dude tell me what's going on with the creatine and the gatorade combo!! I've been downing my Kre-alk w/ gatorade because it's simple sugars and i thought it was a practical creatine vehicle. Is there something wrong with it?

Gatorade and sugary drinks in general are acidic which causes the creatine to degrade into creatinine much more quickly than in regular water.
 
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