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    V8 as pre-workout drink?

    I was drinking some V8 the other day, and I noticed that an 8 oz. serving has "twice the potassium of a banana!" Also, the stuff is pretty loaded with sodium -- even the low-salt variety. I haven't tried V8 before a workout, but it seems to have a good amount of electrolytes, if nothing else.

    P.S. I tried to do a forum search because I'm sure this isn't a new idea. Unfortunately, "V8" was too short to use as a search time.

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    I get my electrolytes during my rides from Gatorade and after my rides from dried fruit, yogurt, V8, etc.
    Before and during the rides my main goal is to be/stay hydrated.
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    If v8 sits on your stomach OK, especially when you're doing a hard ride, it would probably make a decent preride drink. As you mentioned, it's got tons of electrolytes so you might be able to ride longer before needing to take any more in. It doesn't have a lot of calories, so you would be relying mostly on your glycogen stores for fuel.

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    I like V-8 juice but I use it either during the ride or after the ride and only on either long rides or rides in 85 degree and above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence08648 View Post
    I like V-8 juice but I use it either during the ride or after the ride and only on either long rides or rides in 85 degree and above.
    Get some coconuts and drink Gods natural energy drink, coco water is high in electrolytes. Screw v8, just another canned garbage drink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aeiadart View Post
    Get some coconuts and drink Gods natural energy drink, coco water is high in electrolytes. Screw v8, just another canned garbage drink.
    Natures laxative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adacas View Post
    Natures laxative?
    Drink Aloe Vera
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    Quote Originally Posted by aeiadart View Post
    Drink Aloe Vera
    no thanks coconut juice is enough to give me the hershey squirts and I can't even imagine what aloe vera will do to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adacas View Post
    no thanks coconut juice is enough to give me the hershey squirts and I can't even imagine what aloe vera will do to me.
    Coconut water gives you the hershey squirts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aeiadart View Post
    Coconut water gives you the hershey squirts?
    oh yeah there is just something about coconut milk that hits me...well...like regular milk. I got stomach issues I suppose lol

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