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ENERGY DRINK BEFORE WORKOUT ?????
Question to those who know??? I just started working out 2 weeks ago. I do semi hard cardio for 30minutes and light weights for the next 30min 6 days a week. All this happens between 7am to 8am. Now within those two weeks i've lost 6 pounds . Heres the catch , I've been drinking one Rockstar energy drink every day before working out just to get that boost. Of course during the work out i drink plenty of water.I also changed my eating habits to smaller portions. I feel fine through the course of the day and i guess through the week. I just need to know is the Rockstar energy drink or any Enrgy drink going to hurt me in the long run? Or should I keep doin what im doin.
Sat. May 16, 5:30pm
It's not going to hurt you, persay. You're going to develop a dependency on it, just like coffee junkies who need coffee in the morning. If it works for you via your workouts, then you can continue to do so. Like the old saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Good luck and have fun in getting to your goals.
Saturday, May 16, 2009, 5:40 PM
Thanks for Info, I guess its true if aint broke you dont really have to fix it "yet." Ill continue to do what im doing and try to reach my goals, and yes, energy drinks are addicting ! Thanks again
Monday, May 18, 2009, 3:21 PM
You might want to try Monster LoCarb. It's only 20 calories and 6 g of sugar.
Monday, October 18, 2010, 8:29 AM
I would tend to think that it's dangerous. Energy drinks raise your heart rate- exercise raises your heart rate. Sure, elevating your heart rate is good- but only to an extent. I'm not the kind to drink them regardless. While I've contemplated one on lengthy road trips, I would never use one before working out.
Besides- the drinks are all so full of sugars or artificial sweetners in addition to the other 'supplements' in them. If you really just need a pick me up, buy caffeine pills and take a dose once you get up.
Google 'energy drinks and exercise'. Sometimes, Google is a better resource than the opinions of people on forums.
Monday, October 18, 2010, 1:17 PM
The energy drinks like Rockstar and Red Bull are not good for you body because of all the chemicals. A healthy alternative that I use is Herbalife's "Herbal Concentrate Green Tea" antioxidant, boosts the metabolism, boosts your energy levels and actually promotes a healthy, lean physique. For each cup you burn 80 calories! (www.shopherbalife.com/eatsmart)
I am surprised you are not crashing mid day when you drink Rockstar, When I was drinking Energy drinks every morning I was out by lunch.
since the switch I have sustained energy throughout the day. Quitting the energy drinks will make you feel so much better.
P.S. Another alternative is "Lift Off" it's on the same site as the Green Tea concentrate.
Monday, October 18, 2010, 6:15 PM
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