Thread: How much dextrose/maltodextrin?
11-08-2004, 08:07 PM #1
How much dextrose/maltodextrin?
How much of what carb is best used for pre and post workout? If I want to take 100grams of carbs, should it be 50% dextrose and the other 50% maltodextrin? Or should my post workout be all 100% dextrose? What??? And what about for preworkout? 50/50? Or all of it Malto?
Oh! Almost forgot...I will be using Slin for post workout.
11-08-2004, 08:13 PM #2
if your using insulin i personally would use only dextrose, but others will differ. I dont want the complex carbs. As far as pre-workout it is not necessary to have carbs, unless it is a good 3-4 hours before, as it wont be to any benefit otherwise. At most drinking dex would spike your insulin levels therefore making you lethargic during your lift!
11-09-2004, 05:40 AM #3
Let me get this straight. Your suggesting for me to take 100% Dextrose for Post WO....right? With my slin of course. But not to consume any carbs at all BEFORE MY WORKOUT?!!!
So I'm basically supposed to wake up in the morning at 4am and eat NOTHING and then go train my ass off?!!!! WHAT?! Thats crazy!
11-09-2004, 07:20 AM #4
If you are using Insulin then dextrose is your best option. However, you can use maltodextrin as it will defenitely do the job. And you dont have to have carbs pre workout, but its wise to have some energy in your body before training therefore would be best to consume carbohydrates (complex) approx 2.5 - 3hrs prior to training. But like I said, not right before training. In your case, I would have a solid breakfast, wait at least 45 minutes, and then go and train.
Last edited by Gear; 11-09-2004 at 07:27 AM.
11-09-2004, 07:26 AM #5Originally Posted by angelxterminator
11-09-2004, 07:39 AM #6Originally Posted by Gear
11-09-2004, 07:40 AM #7Originally Posted by Gear
11-09-2004, 07:49 AM #8Anabolic Member
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Personally, I have to respectively disagree with both replies about no carbs prior to workout. Best approach is definately have some evan if it's a medium GI piece of fruit. Why workout (with some intensity) with no carbs?? Makes no sense as where is your muscles going to get its supply of energy?? Take a guess...
11-09-2004, 07:55 AM #9
For breakfast, your better of having something slow releasing, something like Oats.
11-09-2004, 08:03 AM #10Originally Posted by bluethunder
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