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#1 riverjoe21

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 02:10 PM

How many of you supplement your workouts with anything?  I have researched some and have found that Advocare has a line of that is geared towards cardio benefits...has anyone tried these?  Looks like they have a good line of endorsers and medical staff...

 

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#2 rdm08290307

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 02:29 PM

How many of you supplement your workouts with anything?  I have researched some and have found that Advocare has a line of that is geared towards cardio benefits...has anyone tried these?  Looks like they have a good line of endorsers and medical staff...

 

http://www.yourbest5k.com/home.html

 

Only thing I use are the cliff bars and the jelly belly energy jelly beans.  But looking forward to this thread to see what some others are using.

 

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#3 joaoluiz

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:01 PM

I always have dextrose prior and after running. Sometimes I also have BCAA in order to avoid muscle pain.

If I run for more than 1 hour, I also have a carb gel every 40 minutes.



#4 riverjoe21

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:08 PM

This site has gels....as well...what product is it?  maybe I can compare ingredients...

 

 

this is their product

https://www.advocare...Code=A1403&id=E



#5 TheVespa

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:26 PM

I usually have bcaa after the hardest workouts, nothing else  ;)


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#6 Cordisimo

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:19 AM

I eat normal food, for runs over 2 hours I bring a gel or a fun size snickers and some water. You need a lot less than you think you do. Its also a good idea to train on less so you need less. For afterwards I'll try and have something with protein (beans, egg, milk) and if I feel like going to the expense, some coconut water (slightly basic so neutralizes lactic acid in muscles).


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#7 amplifytoday

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:49 PM

I've been approached about supplements in the past and it just wound up taking me off my game. I agree with @Cordisimo when it comes to nutrition. Eat clean and use a gel or GU on the long runs.


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#8 Brianna

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:16 AM

I don't supplement... I try to just listen to my body and eat whatever I'm craving. 


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#9 rdm08290307

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:53 PM

I don't supplement... I try to just listen to my body and eat whatever I'm craving. 

Whatever I'm craving could get me in trouble.  Too many steaks, too many burgers, too many beers...I'm drooling just thinking about them LOL. 

 

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#10 meditative runner

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:35 AM

I just eat good clean food that is mostly paleo-centric. I don't often deviate from my eggs, kale, and red meat meals, but when I do it's when I run longer. Then I'll break out additional carbs for my meals that day.


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#11 rdm08290307

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 03:38 PM

Does anyone have suggestions for Electrolytes?  I think Gatorade is filled with too much sugar so I need another way to get electrolytes after a run.  Anyone try those electrolyte tablets?

 

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#12 riverjoe21

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:29 PM

I really enjoy Advocare's Rehydrate.  They have pouches and a canister.  Only 6 grams of sugar.

 

https://www.advocare...flavor=K&size=C



#13 rdm08290307

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:54 PM

Thanks, I'll take a look at them.

 

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#14 miles.traiser

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:10 PM

I'm a huge fan of Amino Vital for a number of activities. For running I use Endurance.

 

http://www.amino-vit.../endurance.aspx

 

Thanks, I'll take a look at them.

 

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#15 Jbones

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

I am currently just taking protein shakes (1 after run/workout) and Animal Packs (half a pack a day)

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#16 Adub

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:38 PM

I've been drinking spark before my long runs recently.
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#17 joaoluiz

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:06 PM

Does anyone have suggestions for Electrolytes?  I think Gatorade is filled with too much sugar so I need another way to get electrolytes after a run.  Anyone try those electrolyte tablets?

 

http://runningschlub.blogspot.com/

 

I usually have Nuun in my long runs. I like it.

No sugar at all.



#18 KyleKranz

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:03 PM

Frankly I think electrolyte only powders/beverages are one of the worst snake oil type gimmicks in the sports industry. 

 

"Let me get this straight, you want me to supplement with something that has never been shown to have any real affect on sports performance, and you're going to remove the carbohydrate?"


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#19 rdm08290307

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:20 PM

Frankly I think electrolyte only powders/beverages are one of the worst snake oil type gimmicks in the sports industry. 

 

"Let me get this straight, you want me to supplement with something that has never been shown to have any real affect on sports performance, and you're going to remove the carbohydrate?"

So you believe there is no need to replenish electrolytes? or that there is another way to supplement that isnt just another supplement product?

 

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#20 KyleKranz

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:13 PM

So you believe there is no need to replenish electrolytes? or that there is another way to supplement that isnt just another supplement product?

 

http://runningschlub.blogspot.com/

 

For the majority of athletes, no need to supplement during sport. 


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