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How do you get amped up for your workout?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 28, 2012 at 5:32 PM

What gets you going for your workouts? Coffee and some good music? Something else? A pre made or personalized pre workout drink? Thanks for your input. I'm hoping I get some ideas.

Personally I have a pre workout drink that I concocted myself, put in my ear buds, turn up the volume, and hit it.

091423a30c0188fbff51e39397e7e056

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on January 19, 2013
at 09:51 PM

What is your preworkout drink?

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on June 29, 2012
at 07:16 AM

you sound more and more like me!

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on June 29, 2012
at 07:15 AM

you sound like me.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 29, 2012
at 02:15 AM

Sometimes I can't sleep at night, honestly, because I am so excited to work out in the morning. But I still like a little increase my performance by employing the use of some well researched performance aids like music and caffeine.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on June 29, 2012
at 01:12 AM

you asked....:)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 29, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Interesting....

2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

(2707)

on June 29, 2012
at 01:00 AM

I would say so, they are on my playlist anyhow :)

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:46 AM

Well, it depends on the day. I might start with your basic Pantera, Acid Bath, Morbid Angel, L7, then maybe spice it up with some Cradle of Filth or Tiamat. Depends on the weather.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:32 AM

I do something very similar. Great minds. Is Pinback punk?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:31 AM

Nice. Examples?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:29 AM

I do something very similar. Great minds...

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 10:29 PM

Gotcha. Well, if you're looking for an easy way to improve your rhythm and stroke mechanics tenfold, practice on an erg equipped with slides.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 10:28 PM

Gotcha. well, if you're looking for one easy way to get a leg up on your competitors, equip your erg with slides.

1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

(2934)

on June 28, 2012
at 09:31 PM

The Most Interesting [Cave]Man in the World...

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 09:26 PM

Yeah, I don't eat before working out either. I was wondering about ergogenic aids, not food. But thanks for answering, and honey is awesome.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 08:12 PM

Your answer is fine, man- food can be an ergogenic aid too. Eggs are b vitamins and BCAAs. Question though, why just fat post workout, and not protein and/or carbs? I don't eat anything before working out, but if I don't have eggs and a japanese sweet potato sometimes within the next couple of hours, I'm like zombie for the rest of the day until I get some protein/carb combo in me.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 08:08 PM

Your answer is fine, man- food can be an ergogenic aid too. Eggs are b vitamins and BCAAs. Question though, why just fat post workout, and not protein and/or carbs?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 07:55 PM

LOL. Your answer is fine. Question though. Why don'y you eat protein and/or carbs post workout?

1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

(2934)

on June 28, 2012
at 06:34 PM

I do row, but I've only been really serious about training since the beginning of this year, so I still have some raw progress before I get to a place where I need to start using tweaks like that. I might look into it though...

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 06:33 PM

Yeah man, BA is so great. Creatine is a no-brainer, IMHO.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 06:00 PM

Thanks for taking the time to answer, man. You're an oarsman right? have you experimented with creatine at all during the Spring for 2ks and sprints?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Cool thank man. So no ergo-genic aids at all? You're an oarsman, right? I found creatine to be helpful in the spring for 2ks/sprints

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 05:56 PM

Cool, thanks man. SO no ergogenic aids at all? You're a rower right? Have you tried creatine? It's really beneficial for 2k races in the Spring. WHen you're doing longer races in the fall though, creatine may be of no use outside of your weight lifting regimen.

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A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on June 28, 2012
at 09:24 PM

I don't always eat pre workout, but when I do I prefer raw honey.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 09:26 PM

Yeah, I don't eat before working out either. I was wondering about ergogenic aids, not food. But thanks for answering, and honey is awesome.

1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

(2934)

on June 28, 2012
at 09:31 PM

The Most Interesting [Cave]Man in the World...

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26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:29 AM

Metal. Tons of brutal metal.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 29, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Interesting....

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on June 29, 2012
at 07:16 AM

you sound more and more like me!

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:46 AM

Well, it depends on the day. I might start with your basic Pantera, Acid Bath, Morbid Angel, L7, then maybe spice it up with some Cradle of Filth or Tiamat. Depends on the weather.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:31 AM

Nice. Examples?

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on June 29, 2012
at 01:12 AM

you asked....:)

2
1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

(2934)

on June 28, 2012
at 05:47 PM

I don't usually eat much pre-workout, but if I missed lunch or something else happened, I usually just go for a piece of fruit and some nuts. Most drinks slosh around a little too much for me, so I like having something small and fairly low-volume that still gets some calories in me.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Cool thank man. So no ergo-genic aids at all? You're an oarsman, right? I found creatine to be helpful in the spring for 2ks/sprints

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 05:56 PM

Cool, thanks man. SO no ergogenic aids at all? You're a rower right? Have you tried creatine? It's really beneficial for 2k races in the Spring. WHen you're doing longer races in the fall though, creatine may be of no use outside of your weight lifting regimen.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 06:00 PM

Thanks for taking the time to answer, man. You're an oarsman right? have you experimented with creatine at all during the Spring for 2ks and sprints?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 10:29 PM

Gotcha. Well, if you're looking for an easy way to improve your rhythm and stroke mechanics tenfold, practice on an erg equipped with slides.

1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

(2934)

on June 28, 2012
at 06:34 PM

I do row, but I've only been really serious about training since the beginning of this year, so I still have some raw progress before I get to a place where I need to start using tweaks like that. I might look into it though...

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 10:28 PM

Gotcha. well, if you're looking for one easy way to get a leg up on your competitors, equip your erg with slides.

1
B41cdb2253976ba9b429dd608d02c21f

(1495)

on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

I feel like if you need to get amped up for a workout, you might want to consider a different workout. The though of swimming or mountain biking or weight lifting gets me amped up, no extra fuel or music necessary!

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 29, 2012
at 02:15 AM

Sometimes I can't sleep at night, honestly, because I am so excited to work out in the morning. But I still like a little increase my performance by employing the use of some well researched performance aids like music and caffeine.

1
C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on June 29, 2012
at 03:03 AM

I've tried to keep it "paleo " & done 30g worth of carbs in potato, yam, and/or fruit in different pre workout windows(2hrs,1hr,30 mins)hey all left me feeling bloated unless it's 4 hrs before training. I'm assuming it's because of the fiber, water content & other macronurients that slows down digestion.

What works best for me is 5g BCAA 30 mins pre WO & organic gummy bears 15 Mins before training. I've used energy gels in the past but the gummy bears are cheaper with same ingredients & so much easier on my stomache. I also use BA, cit malate, & caffeine when training specific for a fight.

This is only for thaiboxing. having a kick ass training session boost confidence. My other strength & conditioning I do fasted or 5g BCAA if I feel like crap.

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2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

(2707)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:28 AM

BCAA w/ rice syrup shake plus cup of joe pre workout. This usually gives me a nice boost of energy for my workout.

During the workout I listen to my favorite punk bands off my iPhone and rock out doing squats, deadlifts, presses, etc.

Post Workout: A sweet potato w/ either chicken/turkey/shrimp.

Good times.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:32 AM

I do something very similar. Great minds. Is Pinback punk?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:29 AM

I do something very similar. Great minds...

2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

(2707)

on June 29, 2012
at 01:00 AM

I would say so, they are on my playlist anyhow :)

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F0a3e3f17d9a740810ac37ff2353a9f3

(3804)

on June 28, 2012
at 07:42 PM

My pre-workout meal is a bacon and eggs breakfast. Wait a couple of hours and hit the gym.

My post-workout meal is lunch. Usually mixed nuts, cream, and olives.

I guess these aren't really concoctions, but that's what I eat.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 07:55 PM

LOL. Your answer is fine. Question though. Why don'y you eat protein and/or carbs post workout?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 08:12 PM

Your answer is fine, man- food can be an ergogenic aid too. Eggs are b vitamins and BCAAs. Question though, why just fat post workout, and not protein and/or carbs? I don't eat anything before working out, but if I don't have eggs and a japanese sweet potato sometimes within the next couple of hours, I'm like zombie for the rest of the day until I get some protein/carb combo in me.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 08:08 PM

Your answer is fine, man- food can be an ergogenic aid too. Eggs are b vitamins and BCAAs. Question though, why just fat post workout, and not protein and/or carbs?

1
E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

(427)

on June 28, 2012
at 07:13 PM

Pre-workout: 1/3 sweet potato, piece of fruit, lots of water. Used to do coffee but I'm off caffeine and actually have more energy now.

Post-workout: 2/3 sweet potato, some almonds, creatine dissolved in a mixture of water and a few ounces of fruit juice (coconut water, grapefruit juice). I'll have a big meal about an hr, hr and a half post workout.

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D2db41500a9385fafe0f50e178717e80

(193)

on June 28, 2012
at 06:28 PM

I mix it up between fasted, eating about 75 minutes prior (mostly meat and veggies with a little fat), or snacking within 30mins (fruit and nuts, maybe some honey). I also change the PWO meal depending on the activity I'm doing and the intensity (i.e., phosphagenic, oxidative, or glycolic). Mind you, I'm not scientific about it. It's more akin to "I'm running this morning, so some nuts, honey, and an apple will be fine until I finish" or "heavy lifting today...eat like I chased it down and killed it".

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 28, 2012
at 06:28 PM

Whey, beta alanine, creatine.

Post I'll do coconut water and then a proper meal maybe two hours later.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 28, 2012
at 06:33 PM

Yeah man, BA is so great. Creatine is a no-brainer, IMHO.

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