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Doctor insights on: Good Pre And Post Workout Supplements

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Docs, what's a good pre and post workout supplement?

Docs, what's a good pre and post workout supplement?

Protein supplements-: -especially whey protein. A good protein meal, about an hour or so before, some supplement during, but more water, and finish the supplement after the workout. B sure to count your protein from all sources, diet and supplements. You need 50gms for your daily needs, and supplement only on days you workouts are intense. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What are some good pre workout supplements for endurance training?

What are some good pre workout supplements for endurance   training?

Depends: Most endurance training workouts are best fueled by a well balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables. Having an adequate of amount of carbs is important to maximize the glycogen stores in the muscles, which provides the muscles with energy. Supplement with adequate hydration, a small of amount of protein as well. ...Read more

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What is the best pre and post workout supplement or protein shake for cross fit training?

What is the best pre and post workout supplement or protein shake for cross fit training?

Caution: Nutritional supplements for muscle development can be dangerous if the kidneys are overloaded with too much protein. Most people can achieve adequate results by dietary modification, without the extra expense and risk. ...Read more

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Whey protein isolated best pre or post workout?

Whey protein isolated best pre or post workout?

Whey protein: 1. Protein is protein. Whey, or any other source. 2. Pre/post workout - theoretically one can argue for both. BOTTOM LINE - NO ONE KNOWS. Those people who claim one way is better or use this type of protein or another have either something to sell you or they "think" they know best. But, there is no published peer reviewed studies. Do what feels best for you! ...Read more

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What's a better pre workout supplement, something with yohimbine?

What's a better pre workout supplement, something with yohimbine?

Watch out!: Yohimbine is a medication that produces vasodilatation. The fda aproved its use for impotence but not as a pre-workout supplement. Anyway, there are so many otc products stating that they have yohimbine, but they don't require (for now) fda aproval. The best supplement for pre-workout is a combination of carbohydrates and proteins taken anytime between 30 minutes to 2 hours before exercise. ...Read more

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What are the best pre workouts before bodybuilding workouts.

What are the best pre workouts before bodybuilding workouts.

Aerobic excercise : Streches and aerobic excercise like jogging for 15 to 30minues will help lossen your muscles and decrease risk of muscle injury. ...Read more

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I want to gain 20-30 lbs of muscle mass. Any suggestions about pre and post workout supplements?

I want to gain 20-30 lbs of muscle mass. Any suggestions about pre and post workout supplements?

Good for you!: Creatine is safe and quite effective. Ask your physician whether an electronic muscle stimulator unit is for you. Protein powder can help. These are the best. Very glad that your question implies you are not going to use steroids. Every gym guy i've known who's tried them has been sorry. They make you grumpy or worse, there are real health risks, it's cheating & most women prefer natural-looking. ...Read more

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I am a high school sports player looking to improve my workouts, is there any pre/post workout supplements that are healthy to take and work?

I am a high school sports player looking to improve my workouts, is there any pre/post workout supplements that are healthy to take and work?

EAT WELL: You should eat a well balanced diet with the appropriate amount of g=fruits and vegetables daily! in general, carbs before and protein after exc. If you want to gain mass... I do not think that supplements are needed. ...Read more

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Are there any good women's cardio workout program recommendations?

Are there any good women's cardio workout program recommendations?

Many!: I think cycling and walking/running are the easiest cardio-sports to engage in. Although greaqt sporting activities, they can be done alone or in groups. They can bec done outdoors and indoors. But i also favor mixing cardio with resistence to strengthen muscle. The new p90x program is excellent, and their are many programs that can be done at home with the wii fit and x-box. They offer variety! ...Read more

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What is a excellent recovery supplement after a difficult workout? Besides essential amino acids and protein.

What is a excellent recovery supplement after a difficult workout? Besides essential amino acids and protein.

Real food is best: After intense or difficult workouts your best bet for recovery is lean proteins and low glycemic carbs like sweet potato or berries. Try to eat w/in 15 minutes of finishing if you can. Protein supplements can be more convenient, but try to throw in some real food every now and them. Omega-3 supplements can also speed recovery and decrease soreness before the next workout. ...Read more

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What is the science behind post and pre workout snacks?

Snack Time.: Not to put too fine an edge on the science, snacking around workouts simple enhances the effectiveness of the workout. By taking in a pre exercise snack of complex carbohydrates, the body benefits with an increase supply of energy. A post exercise snack of protein and carbohydrates will restore depleted glycogen storage as well as repair, rebuild and generate new muscle. ...Read more

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Any good suggestions on cheap places to buy pre workout supplements?

Any good suggestions on cheap places to buy pre workout supplements?

Supplements: I usually recommend netrition.com or vitamin shoppe for supplements. Make sure the supplements are independently verified by a third party to ensure quality. ...Read more

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I workout daily in gym...My weight is ok..I want to ask that what should I eat before and after the workout for better results & healthy muscles?

I workout daily in gym...My weight is ok..I want to ask that what should I eat before and after the workout for better results & healthy muscles?

Controversial topic: If you read the health, fitness & bodybuilding magazines, there's a bit of disagreement as to what to eat before & after exercise. Most everyone agrees not to eat anything "heavy". And hydration is important too. There's disagreement when it comes to timing of post-exercise protein but chocolate milk is the latest darling as a combination of carb & protein. Try to include protein in every meal. ...Read more