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#1 HumanHefner

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:06 PM

I've been taking my usual protein shake with a hit of dextrose monohydrate, creatine monohydrate and vitamin supps 30 mins beforehand.
Usually does the trick for me as the dextrose gives me enough of a kick start (6am weights session usually).

Wondering what everyone else is doing out there for their pre workout energy supplimentation?

Edited by HumanHefner, 10 March 2012 - 09:14 PM.


#2 maiky-s15R

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:19 PM

Best on the market Is mesomorph kills anything else

#3 HumanHefner

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:12 PM

Anyone here ever go down the homebrew path?
Thinking of more cost effective solutions.
Might adjust my recipe with the addition of taurine...

#4 saadn

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:28 PM

I've heard apples wake you up better than coffee does


#5 HumanHefner

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:02 PM

View Postsaadn, on 10 March 2012 - 09:28 PM, said:

I've heard apples wake you up better than coffee does

Yeah I have heard that too, but to be more precise the fructose in the apple provides more sustained energy for a longer period comparatively, where coffee does not as it holds pretty much zero caloric value (unless you have loads of sugar with your morning brew) but does create the immediate sensation of alertness.

#6 Dr. Cranium

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:31 PM

Shelf some E.

Best way to get pumped up.

#7 Marko

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:49 PM

look into the key ingredients in the preworkout supps. the big ones are beta alanine, 1,3 - DIMETHYLAMYLAMINE (DMAA) -
and geranium extract

#8 HumanHefner

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:09 PM

Thanks for the reply Marco, that's what I have been pretty much doing, I am adding ingredients a bit at a time at the moment to adjust as I need.

So far I have pieced together (per serving)
Taurine - 1 tsp
Creatine Mono - 1 tsp
Glucose - 1 Tblsp
Whey isolate - 2 Tblsp

which is doing fine for pre and post (post I add some electrolyte or "ultra muscle ease")
Going to see if I can get any BCAA's in powder form somewhere and will be probably adding maybe Arginine and Carnitine next for muscle protien synthesis.

#9 bloodzkull

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

View PostHumanHefner, on 22 March 2012 - 12:09 PM, said:

Thanks for the reply Marco, that's what I have been pretty much doing, I am adding ingredients a bit at a time at the moment to adjust as I need.

So far I have pieced together (per serving)
Taurine - 1 tsp
Creatine Mono - 1 tsp
Glucose - 1 Tblsp
Whey isolate - 2 Tblsp

which is doing fine for pre and post (post I add some electrolyte or "ultra muscle ease")
Going to see if I can get any BCAA's in powder form somewhere and will be probably adding maybe Arginine and Carnitine next for muscle protien synthesis.

bulk nutrients has all that. probably cheaper too

#10 El Freako

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:17 AM

Coffee and and some fruit. PWO supps are a f**king waste of money.

#11 george.k

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:20 AM

+1 bulkentrance.com.au I believe.

#12 george.k

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:23 AM

Or hit up body building .com they have sales buy 2 get 1 free for $60-70 delivered. 3 bottles can last u 6months if u stretched it out. + u cycle the stuff.

#13 rk2k9

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

+1 to shelfing shit

#14 -Truck-

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

i just dont get this fad

#15 Dr. Cranium

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:15 AM

View Post-Truck-, on 24 March 2012 - 09:02 PM, said:

i just dont get this fad

CANT GET HUGE WITHOUT JACK3D BRAH

#16 SRS13

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

I have used Jack3D, Mesomorph, Bulk Nutrients and 1MR.

The reason why I have used them is simply for the benefits 'I think' they give.
  • Increased awareness and focus (all of them)
  • Perceived increase in strength (Mesomorph, BN and 1MR)
  • Increase in energy (Jack3D, Mesomorph, BN)
  • Increased 'pump' (Jack3D, BN, Mesomorph)
  • Increased endurance

I don't get these feelings when not using the powders!

Do I need to feel this way before I train? No. I do train without the powders on occasion as I don't want to become reliant upon them.

Do I want to feel this way before I train? Yes. Hence I use the powders.

#17 Dr. Cranium

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

View PostSRS13, on 28 March 2012 - 03:08 PM, said:

I have used Jack3D, Mesomorph, Bulk Nutrients and 1MR.

The reason why I have used them is simply for the benefits 'I think' they give.
  • Increased awareness and focus (all of them)
  • Perceived increase in strength (Mesomorph, BN and 1MR)
  • Increase in energy (Jack3D, Mesomorph, BN)
  • Increased 'pump' (Jack3D, BN, Mesomorph)
  • Increased endurance
I don't get these feelings when not using the powders!

Do I need to feel this way before I train? No. I do train without the powders on occasion as I don't want to become reliant upon them.

Do I want to feel this way before I train? Yes. Hence I use the powders.

You are happy to pay all that money for was the mostly a giant placebo?

If you need these to give you energy, endurance etc. then you need to look at what your diet is lacking. Just take baking soda and tell yourself it's the over priced powder!

Would i put this shit in my body? Hell no.

WTF is with people wanting a "pump", i always thought it was something you did AFTER the gym, not what you got during it.

#18 HumanHefner

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:01 PM

Yeah I pretty much use these to give me a good boost for my 5am workouts due to the lack of usable carbs in my system that time in the morning, otherwise if im doing an arvo session its just post wo protein and an isotonic, however if i am training for an extended period, say on the weekend, I would be inclined to supplement mid way through.

Anyhow back on topic, anyone else have a home brew mix?
Even non bulk powder mixes like natural blended fruit concoctions etc... open to all suggestions.

#19 SRS13

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

View PostDr. Cranium, on 28 March 2012 - 04:59 PM, said:

View PostSRS13, on 28 March 2012 - 03:08 PM, said:

I have used Jack3D, Mesomorph, Bulk Nutrients and 1MR.

The reason why I have used them is simply for the benefits 'I think' they give.
  • Increased awareness and focus (all of them)
  • Perceived increase in strength (Mesomorph, BN and 1MR)
  • Increase in energy (Jack3D, Mesomorph, BN)
  • Increased 'pump' (Jack3D, BN, Mesomorph)
  • Increased endurance
I don't get these feelings when not using the powders!

Do I need to feel this way before I train? No. I do train without the powders on occasion as I don't want to become reliant upon them.

Do I want to feel this way before I train? Yes. Hence I use the powders.

You are happy to pay all that money for was the mostly a giant placebo?

If you need these to give you energy, endurance etc. then you need to look at what your diet is lacking. Just take baking soda and tell yourself it's the over priced powder!

Would i put this shit in my body? Hell no.

WTF is with people wanting a "pump", i always thought it was something you did AFTER the gym, not what you got during it.

I expected a response like that and to be honest I have no intentions of getting into a debate on this.

I completely understand the dietary situation and am working on that but for now I will do and use what I believe works for me.

#20 ek9

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:39 AM

god dam you train at 6am?

#21 HumanHefner

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

Yep, don't usually have much time during the week, train then go straight to work.
Occasionaly do get an afternoon session in but its crowded by that time and less enjoyable.

#22 Pervy

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:54 AM

View PostMarko, on 16 March 2012 - 06:49 PM, said:

look into the key ingredients in the preworkout supps. the big ones are beta alanine, 1,3 - DIMETHYLAMYLAMINE (DMAA) -
and geranium extract
Most pre-workout supps don't have 1,3 dim in them anymore.

View PostEl Freako, on 23 March 2012 - 07:17 AM, said:

Coffee and and some fruit. PWO supps are a f**king waste of money.
This.

#23 ek9

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:14 AM

View PostHumanHefner, on 01 April 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:

Yep, don't usually have much time during the week, train then go straight to work.
Occasionaly do get an afternoon session in but its crowded by that time and less enjoyable.

thats crazy early, lol for me anyways, need at least 3-4 meals in meal before i touch the weights.

#24 HumanHefner

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:58 AM

Yeah there's a few keen beans there at that time.

#25 Suspop

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

I take I scoop of Mesomorph + GNC RapidDrive BCAA5000 pre workout (like 10mins pre) and gives me a good buzz.
Keeps me going for 1-2 hours, with no sleepy times after.

Post workout I take 1 scoop GNC Nitro+ (protein).

Pre workout, like 30mins, I take N-Acetyl Carnitine. And around about lunch I take some other Carnitine that's not physically stimulating.


Been doing this for about 4 months, gone from 94kg to 85kg, and built proper muscles. I'm 193cm's. Not that I was every fat, just slightly out of shape coz since I got a full-time desk job.

PS, been doing gym shit for like... 10 years, this is probs best combination I found.

Ultimate goal = be able to do all that ^ pre work... but I CAN'T f**kN GET THE ENERGY to do it in the morning pre work (leave 730am for work)

Tranning startes between 630pm and 7pm, I got home around 6pm from work. And I finish all-up and about to shower around 8pm.
...whole day's gone...

Edited by Suspop, 08 April 2012 - 04:02 PM.


#26 Marko

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:02 PM

View PostPervy, on 01 April 2012 - 09:54 AM, said:

View PostMarko, on 16 March 2012 - 06:49 PM, said:

look into the key ingredients in the preworkout supps. the big ones are beta alanine, 1,3 - DIMETHYLAMYLAMINE (DMAA) -
and geranium extract
Most pre-workout supps don't have 1,3 dim in them anymore.

View PostEl Freako, on 23 March 2012 - 07:17 AM, said:

Coffee and and some fruit. PWO supps are a f**king waste of money.
This.

thats why u buy 1,3 DIM separately from bulk nutrients





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