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Old 08-15-12, 04:10 PM
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So is anyone using supplements? what kind I used a lot for body building but now more into biking so looking for good recovery products.
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Food.

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LOL!

Greek Yogurt, agave, oatmeal bar
Lotus Pineapple Juice!

LOTS of water

You'll soon find out about salt tablets, Gels, Powders. Nothing beats a Banana.
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I just make sure I eat what I need, I have my calculated caloric intake for the weight i want to lose and eat to account for the calories I burn while riding. I try to avoid too much fat/carbs but I'm not too strict about it (calories are calories if I'm burning them and not letting them become more fat). During rides I have plain water in one bottle and a 1:3 ratio of vitamin water to normal water in a second bottle. Drink lots of normal water during the day.

The my fitness pal app is great for tracking your daily intake. Often about dinner time I notice I'm going to be way under on my caloric intake (adjusted for how much I burnt working out) so I'll drink a whey protein (~300 calories) made with milk or water depending on how i feel I did on limiting my fat intake.
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Originally Posted by thplmn72 View Post
So is anyone using supplements? what kind I used a lot for body building but now more into biking so looking for good recovery products.
Try some "Sports legs" tricks your body into dealing with lactic acid in a timely way
Chanpion Nutrition "Endurance" a food supplement for endurance athletes
Cytomax in the water as you ride, potassium replacement....
None of which are addicting or illegal

Rub a little peaceful mt "arnica plus" into your muscles before exercise, interesting stuff
If it was a long day have another "endurance"
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The only time we took supplements (legally) is when there is an imperative to stay awake
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Vitamin C & E.
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Originally Posted by ursle View Post
Try some "Sports legs" tricks your body into dealing with lactic acid in a timely way
Chanpion Nutrition "Endurance" a food supplement for endurance athletes
Cytomax in the water as you ride, potassium replacement....
None of which are addicting or illegal

Rub a little peaceful mt "arnica plus" into your muscles before exercise, interesting stuff
If it was a long day have another "endurance"
Do you know anything about nitric oxide like no explode claims to pump oxygen to your blood to help performance not sure if thats what bikers need
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Clenbuterol, EPO, etc.
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Originally Posted by thplmn72 View Post
Do you know anything about nitric oxide like no explode claims to pump oxygen to your blood to help performance not sure if thats what bikers need
Nitric oxide is a gas, expensive and difficult to administer. Any pill claiming to have nitric oxide is suspect. Read up on "arginine paradox" and you'll see how marketing is trying to BS you.
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Originally Posted by thplmn72 View Post
Do you know anything about nitric oxide like no explode claims to pump oxygen to your blood to help performance not sure if thats what bikers need


no explode and anything from BSN must be cycled. If you want something like No Explode then use "Assualt" by muscle pharm
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I just bought a tub of Endurox R4 from performance bike. so far so good. Did hill repeats on Tuesday night and the hard Wednesday evening group ride. Didn't get dropped for the first time all year. A couple of the faster guys weren't there, but it was still a pretty fast ride. Don't know if the Endurox helped any, or if my form is just getting better...either way, I like the results!
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Anytime you use any of these pre-workout supplements (i.e. nitric oxide) - it's best taken with an empty stomach. Reason being is for the blood stream to absorb it faster. Some of you will come across what's called an ECA stack and you must eat food with it. Im on a P/WO supplement right now which I cycle every tub - 4 weeks off - repeat.

I don't really want to go in depth because I don't want people to pick up something on the "forums" and just go on buying random stuff. Read, research, decide if it's for you. Bodybuilding.com is a great site (forums are kinda so so though because it's filled with company reps posing as regular ppl).

Personally, I use:

Multivitamins
Glutamine+Creatine+Whey = post ride or workout

I used to be a pill popper when I was playing another sport/ got into body building before. I now lift for maintenance.
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I've heard of NO Xplode recently and then did some research. Apparently, this type of supplement is called a "Pre Workout" type of supplement. Plenty of good reviews to be found but all seem to come from weight lifters. The reviews go like this: "I felt a great 'pump' and was ready to tear up the whole gym!!!.". There were a few bad reviews where they said it had some side effects such as headaches, feeling wired, and the inability to sleep. I ended up only finding a total of two reviewers who tried it for cycling and say they wouldn't recommend it since it made their heart rate go up.

I've tried SportLegs and the effects were noticable. I could push harder than normal before feeling the burning sensation.

Has anyone here used a pre workout supplement while cycling? Would you recommend it?
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Micera; I work about 30 metres from huge deposits of the stuff.
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Do you know anything about nitric oxide like no explode claims to pump oxygen to your blood to help performance not sure if thats what bikers need
Did you drop a barbell on your head?
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Did you drop a barbell on your head?
Too much nitrous oxide.
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Beets. (NOT beet juice - uber pricey). Just enjoy a beet which is overall good for your health and has nitrates, which increase nitric oxide production.
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