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    • Lukoind
    • By Lukoind 13th Jun 17, 4:24 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 4:24 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 4:24 PM
    Hey, have you tried Creatine? It might help .
    • ktcoil
    • By ktcoil 13th Jun 17, 4:39 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 4:39 PM
    thanks looks good, will look at Holland and barret


    How long before you work out do you take this? also is it something that may keep you awake? not good take after 4pm?


    thanks
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 13th Jun 17, 7:25 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 7:25 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 7:25 PM
    Seriously, dont waste your money on stuff like that unless you are an elite athlete or at least competing a decent level. Making sure you eat well generally, and getting enough sleep, will have much more of an impact on your ability to put in good training sessions. Perhaps have a coffee and banana pre workout but thats enough.

    Edit, its not even a pre workout supp anyway.
    • Robinio
    • By Robinio 26th Sep 17, 9:28 PM
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    • 26th Sep 17, 9:28 PM
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    • 26th Sep 17, 9:28 PM
    Creatine will not provide you with extra energy, but many studies have shown it to be fantastic if you are working out regularly, performing successive bouts of intense exercise.

    I second the coffee and sleep point - if you simply want more energy, get some decent sleep and drink a coffee before you exercise

    Hope this helps
    • Eagles1905
    • By Eagles1905 27th Sep 17, 4:01 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 4:01 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 4:01 PM
    I've had some really positive results using BCAA's pre and post workout, quicker recover, defined muscle mass and good energy levels. Marketed as the building blocks of protein, highly reccomend!
    • Robinio
    • By Robinio 28th Sep 17, 4:44 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 4:44 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 4:44 PM
    BCAAs are great for recovery and protein synthesis, but not great for energy boost.

    I ran out of BCAA powder a few weeks ago. I'd been using it consistently for about 5 months. That's when you truly realise how awesome it is. I was so sore after my workouts, it was like I was a beginner again!
    • Eagles1905
    • By Eagles1905 4th Oct 17, 1:48 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 1:48 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 1:48 PM
    Ha, I was exactly the same after running out. Hit the gym and found myself struggling every second session, back on them now and can comfortably train 3-4 days in a row (feel like i've had a good work out, but certainly not sore!)
    • AirJoe
    • By AirJoe 5th Oct 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 10:54 AM
    Agree with the above.

    My personal, all-purpose recovery mix is BCAAs, L-Glutamine, electrolytes and, when I'm flush, some Cherry Active for the antioxidents. Has worked well for me.

    If it's a straight up energy boost you're after, caffeine, sugar and electrolytes pre workout will do it. No need to over complicate things.
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