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Pre/intra/post Workout Carbs: Cyclic Dextrin Vs Vitargo Vs Dextrose Vs Jelly Beans Vs Poptarts

Discussion in 'Supplements' started by AaronHudson, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. AaronHudson

    AaronHudson Competitor

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    Any preferences, any reasoning?

    I personally have never really paid much attention to nutrient timing. I "just eat" tbh, never done much harm, but after listening to a lot of nutrition experts and people like John Meadows it's got me interested.
     
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  2. TheProducer

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    Any links to the vid you watched from Meadows? Always interested to see what he says, picked up some quality exercises from him. Ive been pretty much the same mate, eat 60-90 minutes before then have a shake with maltodextrin in pwo then food an hr later.
     
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  3. AaronHudson

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    Nah podcast mate.

    Check out the Gear'd Up podcast (www.realworldmuscle.co)... they're on itunes as well. He's just started his own show with Gear'd Up which will be ace, they've only done one episode so far though.
     
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  4. TheProducer

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    Oh nice one mate cheers for that will check it out once ive cooked and eaten
     
  5. Con

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    I like using all the special shakes around training.
    That said once properly dieting I rather save the calories for proper food example: chicken and rice.
    Physically and mentally I feel better eating real food when calorie restricted even if it may not be quite as optimal.
     
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  6. hsmann87

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    Research and theory put intra workout nutrition in the limelight. And this whole usage and idolisation of the word "optimal."

    Dexter Jackson once said (before Phil Heath came on the scene) "ain't nobody become Mr Olympia from doing FST-7"

    Off the back of that, I'm tempted to somewhat echo it and say "ain't nobody become Mr Olympia from taking intra-workout branched cyclic dextrin" :D
     
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  7. Jim

    Jim 2x British Champ Competitor

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    I think aminos intra are good, a simple carb also.

    In prep I do
    Pre meal
    Intra bcaa
    Pw meal

    Off season (hunger is lower)
    Pre meal
    Intra bcaa and a simple carb
    Pw isolate simple carb (quite often cereal)
    Ppw meal (quite often chic n pasta)
     
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  8. Redwing

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    Ive heard John Meadows is advocating Cyclic dextrin but only from a friend ive not heard or read it myself.

    I will have a listen though thanks Aaron
     
  9. Jim

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    He does mate
    And ether a hydro whey or pepto pro type product
     
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    Sounds just like mine :)
     
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  11. Fraz

    Fraz The Compound King Full Member

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    I personally like using dextrin intra and post just started using dextrin last month and love the stuff.
     
  12. Hilly

    Hilly Nutritionist and Sports Therapist Moderator

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    Go to bodybuildingwharehouse n get the cyclic dextrin bud
     
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  13. AaronHudson

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    Already did mate ;) (kinda the reasoning I started this tbh)

    I like vitargo, but people rave about cyclic dextrin.

    Mark Dugdale left Nutrex for a company (can't remember the name) who's main product is an Intraworkout based on cyclic dextrin.

    He was on the 1RepMax stand for a bit on the Saturday of BodyPower with me and Dean Lesiak and explained briefly how John Meadows had him use it.

    I've never really paid much attention to the "finer points"... Most of it goes over my head but this really interested me :D
     
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    Another wonder supplement that's produced with a few top end people pushing it and then the masses rant and rave about it filling the producer's pockets?

    For those who say it has changed their physique man's improved their recovery times how did you measure this?
     
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  15. AaronHudson

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    Potentially, but my reasoning for wanting to experiment is because it's recommended by people like John Meadows who aren't out to benefit from it because they're not with a company who sell it.

    Pepto pro is another product getting a lot of attention...
     
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