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    Hey,
    I know im going to get the usual 'just drink water', which i usually do because i accept that its a waste of time having any of this crap. But my friend was going on about it that i play football with and it was on offer so i bought two bottles.

    When im playing football, when should i drink the lucosade? My friend/teammate drinks around 3/4 of it before the game, and 1/4 at halftime.
    Is that the best way to drink it to gain the maximum energy from it?
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    (Original post by History123)
    Hey,
    I know im going to get the usual 'just drink water', which i usually do because i accept that its a waste of time having any of this crap. But my friend was going on about it that i play football with and it was on offer so i bought two bottles.

    When im playing football, when should i drink the lucosade? My friend/teammate drinks around 3/4 of it before the game, and 1/4 at halftime.
    Is that the best way to drink it to gain the maximum energy from it?
    I used to use during day long competitions (I'm a kickboxer). I always assumed you got the best out of it by sipping steadily...

    Then again, I never felt like it did anything for me.


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    Drink it when you're thirsty. It's a bit of sugar and electrolytes; it's hardly amphetamine. Hell it's not even caffiene.

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    ^ drink it whenever. It's not gonna improve your performance imo. Don't have too much as I find lots of liquid or loose food in the stomach makes you slower and prone to stitches.

    I drink water. Whether I'm playing football or lifting weights. Sometimes a banana beforehand does the trick. These sports drinks are like empty calories.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    ^ drink it whenever. It's not gonna improve your performance imo. Don't have too much as I find lots of liquid or loose food in the stomach makes you slower and prone to stitches.

    I drink water. Whether I'm playing football or lifting weights. Sometimes a banana beforehand does the trick. These sports drinks are like empty calories.
    Can you elaborate?

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    Drink it when you're thirsty. It's a bit of sugar and electrolytes; it's hardly amphetamine. Hell it's not even caffiene.

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    I was told to drink before thirst kicks in.
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    Can you elaborate?

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    I don't think the energy kicks in that quickly and we usually have plenty of glycogen stores in our body anyway. Maybe a placebo. There was an interesting beeb documentary a few months back. Zero calorie energy drinks are hilarious. Anyway the studies in that show found no benefit in these drinks except for endurance athletes Ie exercising for a very long time, not a typical football game.

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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    I don't think the energy kicks in that quickly and we usually have plenty of glycogen stores in our body anyway. Maybe a placebo. There was an interesting beeb documentary a few months back. Zero calorie energy drinks are hilarious. Anyway the studies in that show found no benefit in these drinks except for endurance athletes Ie exercising for a very long time, not a typical football game.

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    I agree with everything you said, I just don't understand how that makes then empty? I would call alcohol empty kcals as they cannot be effectively metabolised for energy. Sugar in energy drinks is still just sugar like from any source :confused:

    Tbf, zero kcal energy drinks are either high in caffeine or advertised as sports that are just commercialised ORT. I think I may have seen that documentary.

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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    I agree with everything you said, I just don't understand how that makes then empty? I would call alcohol empty kcals as they cannot be effectively metabolised for energy. Sugar in energy drinks is still just sugar like from any source :confused:

    Tbf, zero kcal energy drinks are either high in caffeine or advertised as sports that are just commercialised ORT. I think I may have seen that documentary.

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    Oh. I meant it's like bull**** calories - high calories when you don't need them (no performance improvement) and they negate calories lost if you're exercising to lose weight. Empty in the sense they are unnecessary. ...jammy bread, fruit or even ice cream postworkout are just as good at replenishing energy stores. Also empty in the sense, like a lot of sweets, they're not very satiating. Water is most definitely the best thirst quencher.

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