Energy tablets,drinks,bars and gels ect ect

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Energy tablets,drinks,bars and gels ect ect

Postby Dannyboy95 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 19:09 pm

Im after someway of giving my self a boost for my daily commute to work and just wondering what's the best way to get it. Some supplements are more expensive than others and some offer more of a boost than others what should I take and how often? What do you guys recommend? :wink:
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Postby cooldad » Sun Dec 16, 2012 19:13 pm

Breakfast.
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Postby Dannyboy95 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 19:28 pm

your just an ars* you are lol
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Postby bennett_346 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 19:38 pm

I fail to see what benefit these products give.

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Postby querhoch » Sun Dec 16, 2012 19:46 pm

if its just for a commute then have a decent breakfast. brown bread with honey or peanut butter and a coffee, or muesli. energy bars are slow release and contain far too much protien and carbs for your needs in any case. unless your ride is a 30 mile lung buster you dont need anything more than a decent feed before you leave the house.

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Postby bluechair84 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 19:49 pm

There was a documentary on TV recently about energy supplements. They concluded that proper energy things were only useful after a couple of hours of hard exercise, so your commute would have to be hard work for at least an hour and a half. 'Energy' drinks like monster are mainly stimulants and actually have very little energy in them and there were no conditions when they would recommend taking them, and they even found that protein supplements were mostly marketing tosh. As Cooldad says, just eat a proper breakfast - never rely on energy supplements, they're mostly marketing.

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Postby cooldad » Sun Dec 16, 2012 19:54 pm

Dannyboy95 wrote:your just an ars* you are lol

It would appear I'm not the only one. Does that tell you something?
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Postby eternalstudent » Sun Dec 16, 2012 19:59 pm

Double expresso does the job just fine. Just make sure its not a long coffee and a long commute as you can find you loose time having to stop to spend a penny or two :-O

If you seriously suffer from low blood sugar in the morning, then bran flakes and a sliced banana does wonders.
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Postby rgliniany » Sun Dec 16, 2012 20:47 pm

cooldad wrote:Breakfast.


^ +1

all you need is some grub in your system..... i dont ride first thing due to work commitments....(read that as i have to be in before sparrows fart)... so i ride after work, and all i do is have a crumpet or something else treaty about 45 mins before i head out so i dont feel like i will see it again when hauling ass up a hill.

over here you can get a thing called "honey shotz" pretty much a squeezy sachet of..... yep you guessed it.... honey... natures energy gel..... to use on the longer rides as a bonk breaker....
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Postby cloudynights » Sun Dec 16, 2012 20:58 pm

proper diet is all you need, why stick a load of rubbish down your neck
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Postby omegas » Sun Dec 16, 2012 21:06 pm

depending on how far you commute and how hard you ride.

A banana before I leave does me for a 50 min commute but by body is telling me to eat something as soon as I get to work , if I don't have anything before I leave my body is telling me I need something 1/2 hour into my ride.

If I eat a breakfast before i set off I would be sick , you have to find what works for you, know one can tell you what you should have but you don't need expensive marketed supplements .

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Postby Northwind » Sun Dec 16, 2012 22:45 pm

Breakfast! Maybe with something a little faster acting than you might normally have in breakfast, if you're doing a decent ride straight off.
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Postby WindyG » Sun Dec 16, 2012 23:11 pm

I've tried a few energy bars and gels, didn't notice a single difference over not having them and some of them taste like crap too. Decent breakfast and a banana while out seems to work fine for me.

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Postby bennett_346 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 23:32 pm

As above, i had one labelled cherry once and proceded to projectile vomit. Or at least wanted to.

Maybe a cherry that had been rubbed on someone ars*.

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Postby Northwind » Sun Dec 16, 2012 23:34 pm

I quite like cherry, so, if you like I'll take your ars* cherry from you bennett_346. Though I suspect I'm too late? :cry:
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Postby bennett_346 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 00:08 am

You're a funny guy.

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Postby Northwind » Mon Dec 17, 2012 00:11 am

I am. But sorry if that wasn't taken in the spirit it was meant! Couldn't resist the line.
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Postby bennett_346 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 00:18 am

It's easy for humour to pass by unnoticed on the internet so i'll let you off ;)

Still need to up yer game a bit though.

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Postby cooldad » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:55 am

cyd190468 wrote:If you commute in the morning breakfast is a waste if time. You need to have a carbo heavy meal the night before so your muscles can load a full load of glycogen while you sleep. Breakfast will however help you get home in the evening.Whatever you put in your mouth takes many hours to reach your muscles unless it is in the form of simple sugars. While riding, if you are riding for more than an hour you need a sugar supplement (fill a water bottle add 2-3 teaspoons of sugar and 1/2 tsp salt. Then add some cordial or lemon juice so it doesn't taste too bad) sip as you ride.
Coffee before you leave and protien (Late) when you get to work.

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Re: Energy tablets,drinks,bars and gels ect ect

Postby 97th choice » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:50 am

Only time I have noticed any benefit of these things was when I usede isotonic drink for an all day session round kirroughtree, it kept the cramps away quite nicely where before I'd start to struggle towards the end of the day.

Next time I tried a home made version, it worked equally well.
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