Is it bad to have an energy drink before you work out?

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  1. Contemptor

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    I know it can dehydrate you some, but I drink water as well. When I don't have one I always feel like I get tired quicker and could've worked out more if I had drunk one.
     
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    i think it's bad if you rely on them to have a good workout
     
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    I don't feel like I have a bad one if I don't, I just feel like I could've done more :hs:

    This summer I've been getting like 9-10 hours of sleep almost every night too :rofl: I've been going to the gym an hour or 2 after I get up
     
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    alot of creatine/NO supplements are now adding cafiene.
     
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    wow whos that in your av??
     
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    I drink one every once in awhile doesn't really make a difference just tastes good and gets me more hyped up faster...but i can get hyped up without it
     
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    If you are going to drink an energy drink, get one of the sugar free ones. Or just drink some coffee. Avoid putting simple sugars in an hour before workout, it will actually cause you to bonk much faster. Caffeine will enhance the effect of any epinephrine in you system making it slightly more potent, leading to greater cardiac output and vascular dilation, leading to more oxygen for tissues.
     
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    wtf is bonk? :dunno:
     
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    i drink a pre-workout shake loaded with carbs
     
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    Yeah eating something high carb is always a good idea. I usually eat one of those powerbars before a workout.
     
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    Bonk is when you are too tired to even continue. Eating simple sugars an hour before a workout, sets you up for a crash, because insulin spikes.
     
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    I hate coffee, but noted for the sugar free drinks. I'll try that.
     
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    I could see this possibly happening if the only calorie source consumed within 3 hours or so before working out was sugar, i have never had this happen to me and i have routinely consumed a sports drink before I workout.
     
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    I never rely on them. If I need a jump start from a hard day I'll take a Monster Blue or a Sugar Free Red Bull, but I drink water with it.
     
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    yeh on max bench days I try to get myself gear and if i'm having a bad day / long day I will take a red bull and get really geeked to lift.

    I usually take a redbull but drink atleast a bottle of water with it.
     
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