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Energy Drink? Beer?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by HowlingFish, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. HowlingFish

    HowlingFish New Member

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    While I play singles in badminton, I always have a some sort of energy drink with me.
    before I used to use gatorade (sports drink)and it replenish me throughout the game but recently i tried RELOAD, this energy drink and I found out it gave me more of a boost than gatorade but i lose it faster than gatorade.

    So when I was playing my friend (who beat me everytime i play against him.) I finally beat him! and by the end of the day he was all pooped up and I was hyper. (next week ima try beer;) )

    Later i found out RELOAD (an energy drink) has a whole lotta sugar and caffine in it... no wonder why i was so bouncy
    so im wondering...

    Im wondering what do you drink?
    Energy Drink?
    Sports Drink?
    Water?
    BEER?:)
     
  2. Dreamzz

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    mainly water for me, sometimes an isotonic drink, but mainly water ... :p
     
  3. Viper2005

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    Monster Energy drink all the way......you can get the 12 pack at Costco for around $14.00.

    I get super hyper when I drink one just before playing.
     
  4. cooler

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    lol, i think the chemicals are still in your system when u created your user account:p

    fruit drinks for me, if none, plain water will do.
    After games, we go for cold beer:)
     
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    Caffeine is ergogenic because it increases both alertness and the use of fats in aerobic exercise. That's why very high doses of it is considered illegal in many sports organizations. However, there's often a big crash after some time, and its diuretic effects can be tough on the body during extended competitions.

    Now, beer makes for some very interesting games. It'll make you want to hit on your mixed doubles partner, and you'll also develop a new, "deceptive" footwork technique.
     
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    I drink "mugicha" instead of water. It's roasted barley tea in Japanese.

    If I need energy boost drink, I just drink Gatorade or Powerade which also prevent cramping.
     
  7. Joanne

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    I drink only plain water. I feel guilty drinking an isotonic drink after all the hard work I put into badminton(in terms of the fat percentage I lost =P).

    Cramps are a rare occurence nowadays for me.. so I really don't need isotonic drinks anymore.
     
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    i thought isotonic drink are to give you more enerygy, therefore enhance your performance.
     
  9. Joanne

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    Supposedly the minerals or something like that prevent cramps too. Well, that's what I heard anyway.

    And I don't need anymore energy. I've sufficient energy. Lol! After training today I cycled everywhere at topspeed, uphill, downhill etc. Energy is one thing I do not lack. ;)
     
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    Normally I'll buy Gatorade in powder form (as it is cheaper) and mix it with water to drink in between games. Sometimes I take Milo or Ovaltine as well.

    I also use Endurox Accelerade and/or R4 once in a while though they're rather costly. http://www.enduroxr4.com/
     
  11. HowlingFish

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    StumblingFeet your absolutely right... im in pain
     
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    mineral water + bananas
    sometimes - green tea
     
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    Magnesium relaxes your muscles

    Hi Joanne,

    Magnesium relaxes your muscles.

    You will be less likely to get cramps if you consume energy drinks that contain magnesium.

    Cheers... chris@ccc
     
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    There, I knew it was some Sciencey thing. =P Thanks, it'll be useful for popping people's eyeballs out. :eek: JOANNE knows that??!
     
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    Hi Joanne,

    But you will be surprised how many Energy Drinks contain magnesium, perhaps 2% ? :):):)

    Cheers... chris@ccc
     
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    Oh.. oops. Oh well. I'll go back to my old line about refraining from drinking energy drinks then. :eek:
     
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    All Energy Drinks are not the same

    Hi Joanne,

    All Nutrition Information should be on the Label of the Energy Drink.

    You should take care to have a look.

    All Energy Drinks are not the same.

    Cheers... chris@ccc
     
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    beer sounds good to me :D. I ussually take water during club night. on tournaments I took a gatorade and a banana after each game.
     
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    You can make your own energy drink to suit your own requirements. They are better, cheaper, fresher, and have no preservatives. All you need are table salt, low sodium salt (for the pottasium), sugar, orange concentrate, baking soda, and water. Energy comes from the sugar and electrolytes from the others. Other more solid (less soluble carbs. like bananas) energy sources are not very suitable for badminton because they release energy too slowly. Or you can replace sugar with glucose powder, which cost maybe 20 times more-an unnecessary luxury.
    For the average badminton player I suggest the following :

    Ingredients to make 2 litres of own sports drink :

    1. Table salt, 1/4 teaspoon
    2. Low sodium salt, 1/4 teaspoon
    3. Sugar, 4 tablespoon
    4. Orange concentrate, 90 ml
    5. Baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon
    6. Tap Water (filtered if possible) to fill 2 litres of your own sports drink.

    Remember, filtered water should be consumed within a few days, even if kept in the fridge. The reason is that filtered water has no chlorine and does not keep long.
    I have yet to find a commercial sports drink that is comparable.
     
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    Water, anything containing alcohol or caffeine tends to not rehydrate you. If you want the caffeine buz take a couple of pro plus.
     

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