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Old 07-14-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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Question Energy Drinks

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I work out 1.5 hours/5 days a week. Even at my age (49), I work out hard. I have always been fit and in shape. What is the best low sugar, good tasing energy drinks that work?

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Old 07-18-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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Re: Energy Drinks

I would recommend you hydrating with plain water based on your workout info, unless you exercise in heat.

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Old 07-18-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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Re: Energy Drinks

Thank you for your reply. I work in a stressful job, Asst. Principal,in a tough school. Hence, I am on the go all day. I need a boost when I work out as soon as I hit the door after work for an hour and a half (cardio/wts). By the time a eat dinner, go through my mail, shower, etc.,it's 10:00 pm.

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Old 07-18-2012, 09:20 PM   #4
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Re: Energy Drinks

I agree with you that it is challenging to have adequate energy level to exercise right after work.
Would it be possible for you to try to have snack/meal (up to 70% carbohydrate) 2 hours before your workout and hydrate with water before/during & after it?
If it doesn't work for you and you would like to try energy drink during the workout, I would suggest any drink that tastes good for you and that would have 6-8% carbohydrate or carbohydrate-electrolyte solution. You should intake about 30-60 g (1-2 oz) of carbohydrate per hour during aerobic exercise. This should help you to maintain blood glucose level during the exercise. Please keep in mind that drinks that exceed 17 g of carbohydrate per 8 oz may cause gastrointestinal distress.

 
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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Re: Energy Drinks

Thank you.

 
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Re: Energy Drinks

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Hello friends !!! Red Bull is my favorite, because it drink provide energy to my body, but just beware once it wears off you get extremely tired. I would drink one in the morning on my way to work, and one at lunchtime and once i got home i would just crash and sleep for over an hour...

 
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Hello friends !!! Red Bull is my favorite, because it drink provide energy to my body, but just beware once it wears off you get extremely tired. I would drink one in the morning on my way to work, and one at lunchtime and once i got home i would just crash and sleep for over an hour...
Hi Jessie
I don't want to crash after my workout. I would prefer energy food or a high quality low sugar energy drink.
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