Working out with Energy drinks.

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  1. forgotmyname

    forgotmyname Active Member

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    Hello, yesterday, I decided to work with a can of Monster at my side. Surprisingly I didnt feel any soreness and tiredness at all. I felt like pumping more but does that actually help with the exercising routine? :eek3:
     
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    Caffeine can make your workout seem easier
     
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    Do you get any abnormal gains? Since you can actually do more reps than without caffeine.
     
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    Personally I have no idea. I don't lift until 11pm normally so I've never really lifted without taking caffeine.
     
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    Let me get out my pad, i have the feeling that there is going to be some useful information in this thread.
     
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    I asked a question like this a while back I think. I mean, lots of people use pre-workout supplements to give them a boost in the gym, and I'd say most probably have caffeine in them.

    I don't think there's any really negatives because of it, but I think the consensus was it's probably better to use a no-carb energy drinks because a) Energy drinks have way too many carbs, and b) carbs provide quick energy and may make you crash faster.
     
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    sleev It's sleep, life, and death It's speed, coke, and

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    it always helps me when I'm a little hungover. it seems to make cardio less tedious
     
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    poweraids, the only way to go
     
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    Im finishing off my NO, then I'll probably switch to a pill form. Either way the only downside I'm aware of is recovery can take longer, other than that I have no complaints. I'd stay away from energy drinks and get a real pre-workout stim.
     
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    i normally have an "energy drink" about 30 minutes before my workout. it bothers me to eat before a workout so this is the only way for me to perk up with some instant energy in the mornings.
     
  11. Ep

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    monster at the gym? I'd rather have water:ugh:

    MAYBE a monster before the gym, but water during definately
     
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    pls esplain
     
  13. penisbird

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    just about to try will get back later
     
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    it was from a thread on here actually that timber posted. I don't think it applies to the average lifter. But the point was that you out think your limits and just keep doing work. So lets say you lifted every other day. You then took NO and worked out too hard. Then on the day after when you lift again your muscles haven't fully recovered and your pulverizing torn muscle again.

    Thats how I interpreted it, but it didn't seem to stop me or convince me otherwise.
     
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    I don't know how people even lift without taking stims first.
     
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    I was taking caffiene for awhile b4 workouts. It definately gave me a little more pep in the gym but was no supersupplement. I havent had them in awhile, but with my recent schedule changes i may get some more.
     
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    Yeah I don't take it when I lift on Saturday morning/afternoon, but when I lift late during the week it is a life-saver.
     
  18. daneeyah

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    good stuff... and you won't feel the crash as much.


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  19. Pringles

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    :werd: you and me both man. I went home over break and forgot my stims and wow. I felt like a little bitch in there. It's because you start thinking about all the homo shit, like hows my form, is that chick hot over there. Stims keep you focused on doing work and work gets done.
     
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    after 4 years of trying everything, i can say the following
    Stims are good for stamina but not much for strength.
    They are great for cutting at the added bp/heart rate can burn extra cals.
    But like most shit, your body can become adjusted to the effect quickly so you may want to restrict usage to 6-8 weeks at a time.
    Myself, I can take a few hundred mg of cafeine and goto sleep within an hour. After 6 weeks of ephedrine it takes me 80mg to even feel what I did on 16mg 5 weeks prior.

    On the topic of energy drinks exclusively, be cautious of the higher carb contents and dont be fooled by a quick gluclose/fructrose rush if you generally run less than 80-100g of carbs a day.
     
  21. penisbird

    penisbird Guest

    i did a bunch of shit pretty good, but barely noticed it.
     
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