Pre training supplements

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  1. LafayetteHitter

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    While at my local health food store today I started thinking, what do some of you take just before training.

    I usually take:
    Banana
    Liquid Ginseng
    Bee Pollen

    Along with plenty of water during the workout,

    Just curious what some of you find work well for you,,,,

    Scott
     
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  2. ^J-Rod^

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    Is ginseng like Gurana. Man that stuff is all types of bad. I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot poll. What type of training are you undertaking? Is this just for tennis. As for Bee pollen I'm not so sure. Banana on the other hand is great. I would reccomend that too everyone! there is some thought that small traces of carbohydrate should be added to water to help with rehydration. Like a Mizone for example, But i'm not sure how warranted that is. All I know is that I'd rather have pure water than that toxic gatorade crap. All gatorade is good for is getting fat.
     
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  3. LafayetteHitter

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    Bee pollen is great and overlooked by too many people, I found it while training long distance running. Has many healthy benefits.

    Ginseng is far from Guarana (which is nice herbal name for Caffeine), the Chinese have used it for years.

    Let me try this link and see if it works, I get the liquid Ginseng at my local oriental market.

    http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/g/ginsen15.html

    Scott
     
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  5. Kevin T

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    2 Pabst Blue Ribbon "tall boys" and a pack of peanut butter crackers. Works about as well and makes just as much sense as the ginseng and bee pollen. Find a good book on sports nutrition, hopefully written by a PhD, RD and/or Exercise Physiologist. Much cheaper and MUCH more effective than the bee pollen and ginseng.

    Yours truly,

    Kevin T, PhD, RD
    Professor, Clinical and Sports Nutrition
    Guy who has read practically every CREDIBLE study on popular performance enhancers
    Guy who only consumes bee pollen when a little gets into the organic honey in his tea
     
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  6. Yolkl

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    Nice reponse, but you forgot the can of sardines. This is off the subject, but what is the best bet among the SC tennis resorts for a 3-5 day trip ?
     
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    Yolkl,

    I'm a man of the people (ie., cheap, public courts, PBR), so I don't frequent the resorts that often. If you want to visit Charleston, everyone seems to love Wild Dunes. It's right on the beach, great tennis and golf, laid back island ammenities, about 20 minutes from downtown Chucktown. Kiawah, of course, is wonderful but you'll pay out the nose. As for Hilton Head, can't go wrong with Sea Pines. My in-laws live there and Sea Pines seems to get the best response from locals. Good luck.
     
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    Kevin

    Thanks. I am with you on the low-budget public court approach, but if you are flying solo, finding matches is the problem.
     
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