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02-01-2014 08:55 AM
snowman55 Lookup creatine. It's only one of few supplements that has been proven to work by real research.
01-30-2014 05:12 PM
snownstuff
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
Bodybuilding is a rather different sport than snowboarding in terms of muscles/energy/endurance. Shure, a bodybuilder has a lot of muscles, but think of the athletes that have the best endurance - marathon runners, climbers - they look pretty different, not? For bodybuilding/weightlifting one aims to build up mostly fast twitch muscles type, whereas for endurance, you need slow twitch muscle type.
Hehe it's funny when the body build guys come to the climbing gym.

If you want energy just eat light and often. Things with coconut butter/oil in them are also good. What I heard was that coconut oil is a medium length chain fat which is the only type your body can't store. This means it has to be broken down to sugar first and then made back into a short or long chain fat which makes it so you get a bunch of energy but less of a sugar crash if you're doing something.
01-30-2014 04:30 PM
CassMT you've got it made then, when your lil bro is making one, have him toss in an extra nana
01-30-2014 03:51 PM
Taylor_Gang
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Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
the premade shakes and energy drinks are crap, sugary swill

i ride best, feel most energetic on the hill when i just have coffee (2 big frenchpress cups ~8shots, LOL), no brekkies and sure as fuk no MacDo


hefewiezen/oj break at 2pm

i sometimes make a smoothie with some banana, costco frozen berries and protein powder....invest in a vitamix, you could grind up a carbuerator in there
Haha... Thats what my little brother ACTUALLY makes to eat for breakfast in the mornings. He uses banana's, Costco berrie mix and 100% whey protein powder. I tried it once and its great. I like it. I am just LAZY that's all. I should probably start making these protein shakes. I know there good for you and my little brother seems to have so much energy in the mornings!

Thanks.
01-30-2014 03:36 PM
CassMT the premade shakes and energy drinks are crap, sugary swill

i ride best, feel most energetic on the hill when i just have coffee (2 big frenchpress cups ~8shots, LOL), no brekkies and sure as fuk no MacDo


hefewiezen/oj break at 2pm

i sometimes make a smoothie with some banana, costco frozen berries and protein powder....invest in a vitamix, you could grind up a carbuerator in there
01-30-2014 12:51 PM
linvillegorge High protein diets are great for building muscle or shedding fat, but pretty awful for endurance. When I'm cutting weight (like now), I go on a high protein, low carb diet. It drains the shit out of you. You're essentially starving your body of the calories it needs. That's why you lose weight. The only way to lose weight is to create a calorie deficit. You have to burn more than you consume. It's not the rocket science that some people try to make it out to be.
01-30-2014 12:02 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Taylor_Gang View Post
Thats totally TRUE. WATER IS KEY!!! When I drink a lot of water and stay hydrated as much as I can...I would usually last the longest and felt the most energized.
Yeah energy drinks are pretty horrible for you. Just tons of sugar and caffeine. You probably were getting a caffeine crash, not "burned out from snowboarding". Generally a regular exercise routine should increase your overall energy levels, not decrease them (assuming you weren't going 5+ times a week).

Water is good, I sometimes will take gatorade and mix it 50/50 with water. If you're sweating a lot the electrolytes are important to replenish, but otherwise water is the best thing for you.

I have fast food breakfast sometimes before boarding, I don't think that slows me down. Although I prefer oatmeal, something that will give me a better long term energy level.

The biggest thing I find is stopping for a large lunch really slows you down, it takes energy to digest food, which is why you feel like sleeping after a large meal. Now take that to the hill and try to do a very demanding physical activity for another 4 hours! Read up on what triathletes do to keep their energy levels up for the day. They certainly don't grab a burger, fries and a beer at lunch!
01-30-2014 11:45 AM
Taylor_Gang
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Yeah that's my routine if I can convince the people I'm with that lunch only slows you down (even then sometimes I stay out). I love some trail mix, jerky, but the key is water.

I usually start the day with cereal or eatmeal and that's my energy base for the day...
Thats totally TRUE. WATER IS KEY!!! When I drink a lot of water and stay hydrated as much as I can...I would usually last the longest and felt the most energized.
01-30-2014 11:43 AM
Taylor_Gang Thanks for all the comments/advice. I appreciate it.

I believe what was killing my riding/ENERGY level was the ENERGY DRINK and the FAST FOOD breakfast. I would usually grab 2 sausage egg McMuffins and hash browns from McDonalds. Than go buy a Monster and Gatorade when I got to the resort.

In the beginning when I first started snowboarding...I could handle ALL DAY and get in as many runs as I can. After 2-3 seasons...I lost some of that energy. Either it was my diet...OR...I just got burned out from snowboarding in general. I think it was a combination of both and therefore I am looking to eat/drink a bit more healthier the next time I go up on the hill and hopefully will help boost my energy levels.

Thanks.
01-30-2014 11:00 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
On hill, lots of water, nuts and dried fruit and occasional jerky. One of my ski buds who's mostly a vegetarian, is trim but not muscular, regular guy; goes all day, first to last, full speed, ripping and just snacks frequently on the chair ride...dude is a machine and very very few folks can keep up the pace. He's been known to put in 70-80k vert in a day at whistler.
Yeah that's my routine if I can convince the people I'm with that lunch only slows you down (even then sometimes I stay out). I love some trail mix, jerky, but the key is water.

I usually start the day with cereal or eatmeal and that's my energy base for the day...
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