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    Default Most effective drinks mixture

    Have this being discussed? let's try it!!!

    For me, i only had Pocari Sweat powder and Gatorade. anyone have special formula which had effectively reduced cramping enhanced endurance?

    Maybe drinks do not help alot... but it worth a shot!!

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    During the game I always drink a mixture of 3/4 water with minerals (750 ml) and 1/4 nature apple juice (250 ml). Selfmixed - not the bottle from the supermarket.
    I read that this mixture is up to 100% isotonic and therefore very good during sports.

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    Standard re-hydration formula works for me:
    1 pint of water
    1 tablespoon of sugar
    1 teaspoon of salt

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    it really depends. most ppl who go to the gym and play an hour or 2 of badminton, and often taking turns so there are some rest time, sports drinks or mixtures are not really that effective. water alone is still the best when it comes to hydrating the body.

    however, if you intend to spend more than 2 hours and doing more intensive exercise like constantly doing drills, then you will be better to refill with electrolytic through a sports drink.

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    I drink protein shakes after the game.

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    On training sessions or league matches plain water does the trick. On tournaments however I do the same as my fellow countryman, water with apple juice. I think it is more important what you eat than what you drink because you simply get more nutrients from food than from drinks.

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    just to add. i used to bring a bottle or two of sports drink to the gym. while they do taste better than plain water, i don't feel that they do much to me.

    these days i have a 1L bottle that i refill at home using the water dispenser on the fridge. while not as tasty i feel that it does just as good of a job at replenishing liquid in my body, without all the extra calories and chemicals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornoni View Post
    I drink protein shakes after the game.
    do you find it helpful? i heard ppl do that to gain muscle weight. i need more muscles.

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    i notice a lot of athletes eat banana. is that a good option?

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    I drink coconut juice. Touted to be the best natural sports drink. No cramps or muscle fatigue after games when I drink coconut juice instead of just water or sports drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcll99 View Post
    i notice a lot of athletes eat banana. is that a good option?
    Banana is a good magnesium source and magnesium are important for the muscles. It helps against cramps or not to get a cramp after/while sports. Thats why they're eating it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ralphralph View Post
    I drink coconut juice. Touted to be the best natural sports drink. No cramps or muscle fatigue after games when I drink coconut juice instead of just water or sports drinks.
    Well, I ordered a few liters of coconut water from the internet. (Coconot water - not coconut milk).
    For the same reasons as you saying - but it tastes really awful for me

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    I drink one scoop of protein shakes to maintain muscle density and not to increase muscle mass.
    The best time to drink is right after the game, at this time, the muscle is craving/hungry for replenishment /food
    Protein is what the muscle needs.
    To gain muscle mass, you need different type of workout and increase number of times you drink protein shakes.


    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    do you find it helpful? i heard ppl do that to gain muscle weight. i need more muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphralph View Post
    I drink coconut juice. Touted to be the best natural sports drink. No cramps or muscle fatigue after games when I drink coconut juice instead of just water or sports drinks.
    Quote Originally Posted by speedyJT View Post
    Well, I ordered a few liters of coconut water from the internet. (Coconot water - not coconut milk).
    For the same reasons as you saying - but it tastes really awful for me
    sicne ralphralph is from Singapore, i believe he drinks it from the fruit/shell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornoni View Post
    I drink one scoop of protein shakes to maintain muscle density and not to increase muscle mass.
    The best time to drink is right after the game, at this time, the muscle is craving/hungry for replenishment /food
    Protein is what the muscle needs.
    To gain muscle mass, you need different type of workout and increase number of times you drink protein shakes.
    how about eating the egg white? is that a good option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcll99 View Post
    how about eating the egg white? is that a good option?
    I understand Whey Isolate (protein shakes) gets into the bloodstream within 20-30 mins, as there is nothing to break down it will be much faster than your regular meal (egg white).

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyJT View Post
    Banana is a good magnesium source and magnesium are important for the muscles. It helps against cramps or not to get a cramp after/while sports. Thats why they're eating it.
    Whilst bananas do have magnesium in it you really want it for the potasium to stop cramping. After sodium thats the 2nd Major salt that you lose in sweat.

    Isotonic just means it has the same salt/mineral concentration as sweat.
    After that you need to balance your energy levels. High intensity sports drain you blood sugar levels quickly and you body cannot convert fat quickly enough to replenish. Thats were fast metabolising sugars can help to keep you blood sugar up.

    Again its a balancing act. To much ingested sugar will push you body into fat creation which can paradixically cause you blood sugar to drop/tank after the initial load of sugar is digested and your still exercising.

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    For those who sweat profusely like me , electrolyte sports drink like gatorade is a must. Plain water doesn't cut it. And adding salt and sugar is not the same as the potassium salts and balanced sugars in sports drinks.

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