Pros' Water Bottles

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  1. Roger Wawrinka

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    Hey Guys, I'm sure you have seen pros between changeovers take a drink of there water and it is mixed with something (as in the water bottle is colored) I was wondering if any of you know what drink this is and where to get it?

    Thanks, Roger Wawrinka
     
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  2. anhuynh16

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    Its mostly for tournament players.. not for people who want to be like pro's.

    Its actually pretty expensive.

    Different types can be found at local sports nutrition shops etc.. The drink that the pro's probably use are electrolyte type mixes
     
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    ^electrolyte just means a lot of sugar n bit of salt, thr was programme on BBC called parorama few weeks ago testing so called sports drinks like lucazade, powerade, gave the drinks to be tested to a oxford science teacher- he claimed it carnt help u at all, just marketing crap, they also ask Olympic UK rider what's his diet- he said he would never touch sport drinks- saying again full of crap marketing.

    When they tested lucazade they found out it.was just 8 tea spoons of sugar n a bit of salt- that can be called electrolytes in a scientific term.

    When ur body runs low of fuel it responds better to sugar n salt to get energy, but sport drinks have way too much sugar to be healthy becausewhen ur dehydrated/ low on energy, drinking high sugar drink or food will end up giving stomach cramps / diarrhea.

    Wish BBC I player allowed programnes on thr site longer than 1 week, would have link it.

    Also if u lookt at pro's they slightly sip the sugary drink but drink a lot more plain water
     
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    I got the inside scoop on the preferred electrolyte supplement by many of the Futures competitors I used to string for...Cytomax by the makers of Muscle Milk. Cytosports makes a whole line of supplements for a variety of sports pursuits. Cytomax has been popular for years with competitive cyclists, guys who need recovery aid even more than tennis players. Their recommended dosage is a few ounces of their drink with every pint of water consumed and then, postmatch consumption at a 50/50 ratio.

    I've used it for several years and the benefits vs the commercial "ades" are speedier recovery and lower costs than buying off the shelf at grocery or convenience stores. Keep the jug of powder in a cool, dry place...it clumps up if you don't!
     
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    cytomax is awesome..somewhat pricey though, but definitely seems like a popular choice.

    Here is my favorite one:

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/trace/stamina.html

    I pour one pack in a 1 litre bottle of water. It is extremely inexpensive, sugar free and works great.
     
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    It's a paint job just like the racquets...they just do food coloring in water. =)
     
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  7. Roger Wawrinka

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    I am a tournament player and I use a brand of it already I just wanted to know what brand they use that's all.:)
     
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    It's called Gil Water.

    Apparently it's a mix of water, sugar, electrolytes and, in some cases, amphetamines. :D
     
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    Hmmm ive seen some tennis players use a nutrilite mix. I think it was ROC2O or something weird...its a pinkish color and apparently it changes something in the water and allows it to rehydrate someone quicker. My friend told me it turns the water ph equal to blood so it absorbs straight into the bloodstream instead....not sure if thats possible just saying hah
     
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    Riight..thats an amway product, so either you are trying to sell it or your friend is. Pick one.
     
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    My friend uses it and no i dont use or sell it...seems like a big waste of money to me
     
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    +1. I've been using Cytomax for years too. They sell it at REI stores. The fruit punch looks pinkish when mixed with water and tastes pretty good.
     
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  13. Roger Wawrinka

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    Thanks to West Coast Ace and everyone else that posted on this thread!:):)
     
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  14. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I use Nuun, recommended by a friend who happens to be one of those marathon cyclists. I figure if anyone knows anything about hydration, it'll be him.

    And it tastes good, so that's a plus. :)

    Don't get their "All-Day Vitamin" crap though, it tastes like medicine.
     
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    This does not apply to people who dilute the regular sports drinks or those of us who buy the low-cal versions.
     
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    I like the grape flavor a bit more. I buy it in the 4-lb. jug for $32 from a local nutrition shop. They also stock the Cytosports protein recovery mix, which is a bit more an investment but really lives up to their claims of post-workout benefits.
     
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    I'll give that a try. The orange was nasty. I'm paying about $21 for 24oz of the concentrate.
     
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