bushidomartialarts said:water unless i'm under duress (high temp, more intense than usual workout, got the sniffles), then gatorade cut about 50/50 with water.
the ads sound like standard marketing hooey, but boy them electrolytes really help.
has anybody else here tried drinking gatorade when you're sick? i swear it does me a world of good then, too.
elder999 said:I do use energy drinks and sport drinks like Gatorade, but I also prepare my own sport drink by adding a little more than a tablespoon of frozen concentrated orange or pineapple juice to a quart of water, with about a little less than 1//4 teaspoon of sea-salt.
shesulsa said:I prefer water with a slice of citrus fruit because I'm a big fan of electrolytes and it's really important to keep them balanced.
So when I drink a "sports" drink, I like to get Powerade in either liquid form and water it down A LOT, or in powder form and mix it really weak. It's enough to keep the electrolytes up.
TigerWoman said:Water generally tastes better and quenches better. Other times, when the workout is longer than one hour and is cardio--usually doing back to back class w/black belt class as the second class, I take Shaklee Performance--a mildly sweeter drink with electrolytes and carbs made with fructose. I survived three-3 hr. black belt tests on Performance, so would recommend it! TW
Lisa said:I am a big fan of water when working out. I can't really even imagine drinking one of those power drinks, they taste too sweet to me.
How about you? Water or a sport drink. Which sport drink do you prefer?