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Old 06-07-2012, 11:45 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by jonnythan View Post
The point is that the OP was asking for advice on what to do when playing longer in hotter conditions than he's used to.

The answer is not "a couple grams of BCAAs, 3 grams of sugar, electrolytes, and a multivitamin." He doesn't need "energy," he needs fuel and liquids. Gatorade and similar drinks - those that provide electrolytes and sugars - are ideally suited for his situation. He doesn't need to spend $20 on something with effectively no actual calories and a ton of vitamins and minerals.
That is exactly right. I am going to be playing where it is much hotter than I am used to and for much longer. Plus I sweat a lot in hot weather. So I feel that I need to be more careful than normal. The sense that I am getting is that an approach that replaces vitamins and electrolytes and that gives me carbohydrates will be enough -- along with water. Is that the consensus?
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