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Best way to keep energized?

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2008/05/14 17:22:18 (permalink)

Best way to keep energized?

I don't know if any of you have this problem but I have started long training sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as I want to get more Kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu under my belt (excuse the pun). My tuesday and wednesday sessions look like this:

7:15pm - 9:15pm - Kickboxing
9:20pm - 11:20pm - Jiu Jitsu

I make sure I drink a lot of high GI carbs and water during the 4 hours to keep energized but I'm afraid the amount of cardio without solid food containing carbs and protein could lead to muscle loss, is this something I should be worried about or am I talking out of my arse?

Age: 22
Height: 5,8
Weight: 86KG
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    IFS PAUL
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    RE: Best way to keep energized? 2008/05/14 20:11:55 (permalink)
    I used to do a bjj session and then a ckm session after it so i know were your comming from.

    I have the same problem,i'm 16st and want to keep as much muscle as possible but with the amount of training iits hard to do, on top of that i cant eat anything less than 1 and a half hrs before my sessions or it will repeat on me and i could well be sick depending on the intensity of the class at the time.

    All i do now is bang a red bull 20 mins beofre my training or a good creatine mix with caffiene,between that and sipping on a high carb drink during your workout it should keep you going.

    If i'm trying to keep muscle i get a good high carb and protein mixed shake in me asap after training - usually a mammoth with semi-skimmed milk and a banana (well over 1k cals in that bad boy) Obviously not recommended when trying to cut but great for retaining muscle - most of the carbs in it will replenish your glycogen levels.

    Also because your warmed up from the kickboxing ask the coach can you a flapjack in between classes and miss out a bit of the ju-jitsu warm up - alot of coaches will understand and allow this.


    No matter what you do i feel you will be in a catabolic state after 4hrs if you dont manage to refill on some carbs between classes.
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    RE: Best way to keep energized? 2008/05/14 23:29:31 (permalink)
    i regular do 3-4 hour sessions. i just make sure i eat a plenty before hand. some people eat banana's between the sessions and flapjacks



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    RE: Best way to keep energized? 2008/05/15 01:04:07 (permalink)
    Thanks lads.

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    RE: Best way to keep energized? 2008/05/15 08:33:01 (permalink)
    Caffeine and products like red bull aren't the best way to go, especially at this time of day. There are lots of nootropics (as opposed to neurostimulants like caffeine) available today that help you focus harder for longer.

    Having the high GI liquid carbs as you are regularly is good, if you can add a little whey and make sure they include electrolytes then this will help both fatigue and be 'anticatabolic'.

    Creatine isn't going to energize you, it just doesn't work like this, it will allow more performance in a properly fueled body.

    What it will do is add extra stain to your levels of blood hydration. If you are feeling thirsty when your training session rolls on then I would encourage you to have it elsewhere such as AFTER weights.

    Creatine stays in your muscle tissue, the best time to have it is when moves over into the muscle more easily i.e. after weight training. It stays there and is used later - it doesn't power the session.
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    RE: Best way to keep energized? 2008/05/15 12:30:28 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: drewsky

    Caffeine and products like red bull aren't the best way to go, especially at this time of day. There are lots of nootropics (as opposed to neurostimulants like caffeine) available today that help you focus harder for longer.

    Having the high GI liquid carbs as you are regularly is good, if you can add a little whey and make sure they include electrolytes then this will help both fatigue and be 'anticatabolic'.

    Creatine isn't going to energize you, it just doesn't work like this, it will allow more performance in a properly fueled body.

    What it will do is add extra stain to your levels of blood hydration. If you are feeling thirsty when your training session rolls on then I would encourage you to have it elsewhere such as AFTER weights.

    Creatine stays in your muscle tissue, the best time to have it is when moves over into the muscle more easily i.e. after weight training. It stays there and is used later - it doesn't power the session.


    That looks like sound advice, thank you aswell mate.

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    RE: Best way to keep energized? 2008/05/15 14:27:44 (permalink)
    Drew - does your body need to get used to you drinking electrolytes before it starts to use them. I tink read somewhere that if you drink electrolyte drinks and are not used to drinking them, your body will not make use of them and jus excrete them. Is that true?
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    RE: Best way to keep energized? 2008/05/15 15:52:15 (permalink)
    No you don't have to get used to them. Where did you hear that?

    Your gut has evolved over a long long time to absorb things it needs given the opportunity and it will do this here.

    Actually the drinks aren't strictly isotonic but thats a different issue!



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    RE: Best way to keep energized? 2008/05/15 19:41:32 (permalink)
    The gym manager where I work said it. Obviously he was wrong, I take your word over his.
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