need help, running out of energy

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  1. IAMwhitey

    IAMwhitey New Member

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    Wanted to get your guys opinion on this situation. I have been lifting/running for about a month strong now and I am going to stick with it this time because i have to.

    I work 9-5 so my lunch is at roughly 12 and then I go to the gym after work. I lift for roughly an hour and a half. then I head to a field to do running. Well by the time i get to the running part of my workout my energy is shot.

    So i was thinking about adding in a protein drink, or some other style drink from GNC at around 4pm each day to help give me the energy for the early evening. does this sound about right? any recommendation on what product to use? or do you need more info?

    thanks for your help
     
  2. Filmboy44

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    take a multi vit. as well.
     
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    sorry i forgot to add I take One a Day's every day.
     
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    1) Stickies (wait.. where'd the stickies go :eek3: )

    2) What you are doing is not considered "optimal"

    3) Avoid GNC.

    4) What are your short-term and long-term goals ?
     
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    i knew it was going to come up. The reason why I am doing this crazy schedule is to help my girlfriends little brother train for his first year at college playing football. they have a regimented routine that he has to follow and keep all statistics for the excersises. Here is an example of the routine.

    Warm-up stretch and a quick few minute jog.
    5 weight room excerises
    max dips, pull ups, situps and push ups
    Run 1 mile
    run sets of 100yd, 40yd, 20yd sprints

    so its not overly strenuous but its tough and its helping him tremendously. So right now I am going to keep with that program since its also been helping me get my base back lifting and also geting me in better shape.

    My long term goals are to be in better shape as well as increase muscle mass. I have not set numbers yet to what i want to hit.
     
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    So you're not actually lifting weights at all ?
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    what is considered optimal?
     
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    A period of recovery before doing cardio
     
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    5 weight room excerises = lifting weights
     
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    With the understanding that what you are doing is already not optimal, you could try taking around 200mg caffeine about 30-60 minutes pre-cardio
     
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    i guess thats one thing i don't understand. The definition of "optimal" is different for every person. granted when i first started this workout I was skeptical but i have been seeing results all around the board with this program.

    thank you for your suggestion
     
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    where would i pick up those things?
     
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    You forgot to add "expensive"... :p

    Caffeine should be the "core" of any energy "concoction"
     
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    lift weights
     
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