The "Nessecity" of Sports Drinks

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The BMJ says not so nessecary.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryhusten ... k-science/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Who to believe:- the BMJ or Gatorade? (I know which I'd choose).

And a few other little tidbits in there too. The sports supplements industry has to be one of the biggest wastes of money out there.
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i drink V8 VEGetable juice on my rides ! regarding suplements-yes a total waste \placebo efect ! just eat your fruits\veggies\carbs\protein..thats what some o f the best riders just do eat.

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Fair enough, I thought it was already pretty well known that Gatorade and the like is basically soft drink?

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(nothing other than equivocal benefit from caffeine)

Amen! :up:

And Bert Grabsch drinks only water during his races. He seems to have done ok.


tcurtbike - widely known amongst the like minded people you/we associate with maybe. The masses? Not at all.

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Here in the UK/Ireland there was a very interesting programme on BBC tv last Thursday re: this very subject. For those outside the British Isles it can be viewed at bbc.co.uk/iplayer and search for Panorama. I know an Irish road champ who does very well on the Obree nutrition plan - jam sannies and water!
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One of my favourite pre-ride snacks is a English muffin with nutella and about 500ml of the V8 vege juice.

The other is 500mls of milk, 2 table spoons of milo, 1 table spoon of choc protein powder (for the flavouring only! Other choc flavoured powders work well or syrup) and a double espresso shot. Shake, scull.
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I have done 3 to 4 hour rides on just water with a coffee at the halfway point .I do sometimes stick a energy tab in my water if I feel I need a boost to get myself going . The odd banana seems to work as well .
I find as long as I have my choc protein recovery drink soon as im home I recover better. Its all common sense really and the companies selling you all this stuff are trying to blind you with science. Keep a diary of what you eat if you ride well eating a chesse roll and not so good having a energy gel then eat a cheese roll . Im sure Even Mr Tapeworm will agree that we are all different and we have to work out what works best for ourselves. Dont EPO kids or Ricco

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liam7020 wrote:Here in the UK/Ireland there was a very interesting programme on BBC tv last Thursday re: this very subject. For those outside the British Isles it can be viewed at bbc.co.uk/iplayer and search for Panorama. I know an Irish road champ who does very well on the Obree nutrition plan - jam sannies and water!


i too watched this and it changed my mind on the spot i recomend every one watch it and small word from graeme obree (always got some build on the kitchen table) and u can understand why sponsed athlete's endorse these products all publicty is good publicity right :thumbup: as we dont no what goes on behind closed doors or whats in the bottle everyone asumes thats how it is so manufacuters make big dolla.
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The most depressing part of that show was the kids playing football who when asked what they drank;
"Cherry Gatorade(iirc)" "Do you notice a difference?" "No but all the top footballers drink it so it must do something"

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^ Cherry Lucozade. It was horrific. Like something from a Bill Hicks routine.

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liam7020 wrote:For those outside the British Isles it can be viewed at bbc.co.uk/iplayer and search for Panorama.


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•Carbohydrate and protein combinations improve post-workout performance and recovery (nope)



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