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Gatorade/Powerade > Water?


 Gatorade/Powerade > Water?
topic by Peruvianfinest - 10-15-2005, 05:08 AM - Boxden > The BX Gym - Health, Exercise, and Nutrition


I just saw the gatorade commercial of what it contains etc and they say its better than water? is this true? i actually enjoy drinking gatorade/powerade for thrist but if its bad let me know ill stop it now.

any info is good thanks.


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25 comments for "Gatorade/Powerade > Water?"


 10-15-2005, 05:38 AMaway - #2
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i'ts nothing special, you'll get just as much out of a glass of chocolate milk. don't underestimate the value of good hyrdration. what they are talking about in the commercial is after STRENUOUS activity you need to replenish your energy stores. Well the sugar in gatorade that is not present in water will do that.

 10-15-2005, 02:13 PMaway - #3
Jamaro85 

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Electrolytes. Gatorade and these other sports drinks have them. They have you retain water better and help out a lot when you are sweating.
 10-15-2005, 02:22 PMaway - #4
goke11429 3 heat pts

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 10-15-2005, 02:33 PMaway - #5
DTEST 

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i wouldn't advise drinking it before a serious workout... i tried it this summer during soccer and every game i cramped, even if i drank it a couple hours before
 10-15-2005, 02:39 PMaway - #6
UpStart 

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^^^^ very true, the same thin happened to me...but i still love drinkin powerade
 10-15-2005, 02:54 PMaway - #7
Peruvianfinest 

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cuz today i was lifting weights and i drank two big powerade bottles and i could keep doing it longer the other day when i was drinking water it was "heh like every other day" so im'a stick to the power drinks.
 10-15-2005, 03:19 PMaway - #8
DTEST 

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Originally Posted by Peruvianfinest
cuz today i was lifting weights and i drank two big powerade bottles and i could keep doing it longer the other day when i was drinking water it was "heh like every other day" so im'a stick to the power drinks.
sounds like more of a mental thing than anything... theres no way it could have digested fast enough to give you any boost if you drank it while you were working out
 10-15-2005, 03:48 PMaway - #9
Peruvianfinest 

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Originally Posted by DTEST
sounds like more of a mental thing than anything... theres no way it could have digested fast enough to give you any boost if you drank it while you were working out
then i guess it was the music it hypes me up too
 10-15-2005, 04:10 PMaway - #10
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water before and early on powerade or gatorade for the 2nd half when you need a little kick i even use to eat an orange at half time
 10-16-2005, 12:03 AMaway - #11
goke11429 3 heat pts

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water>>>gatorade/powerade/vitamin water
 10-24-2005, 04:31 PMaway - #12
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Gatorade/Powerade is only good if you are sweating for more than two and half hours other than that its hurting your kidneys an liver with all the extra Electrolytes. football players and basketball players should drink it while playing the game but not in the gym working out.
 10-24-2005, 07:48 PMaway - #13
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Sports drinks should not be used for non-professionals. Water helps more for them. But if you're a professional athlete, and do things that take a serious amount of energy, sports drinks help somehow. I read an article on it somewhere...
 10-24-2005, 08:18 PMaway - #14
jordan21 

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Originally Posted by LaZYazNbOi
Sports drinks should not be used for non-professionals. Water helps more for them. But if you're a professional athlete, and do things that take a serious amount of energy, sports drinks help somehow. I read an article on it somewhere...
you lose your electrolytes in your sweat. when you sweat for an extended period of time your body gets depleted of electrolytes. sports drinks replenish them
 10-24-2005, 09:38 PMaway - #15
Peruvianfinest 

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i dont PLAY no sports , but i do alot of pushups/situps and lift weights all the time though.
 10-24-2005, 09:43 PMaway - #16
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but of course dont take water out ur diet cause its a natural element that ur body needs....
 10-27-2005, 05:39 PMaway - #17
MlLkMan 

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NO way, water is better than gatorade and powerade.
 10-27-2005, 06:44 PMaway - #18
8th Wonder 

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if u just drink gatorade and powerade and not do any kinda workout with it all ur gonna do is have to!!a lot. those extra electrolytes that ur aren't using have to be released somehow...best bet: drink gatorade and drinks like that when doin a real hard workout but not just drink for the hell of it.
 10-28-2005, 03:03 AMaway - #19
swifty17 

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you should drink water and gatorade at the same time.. have 2 bottles with you
 11-02-2005, 06:31 PMaway - #20
meech_dawg 

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Man gatorade and powerade is pretty much Cool-aid with salt in it
Nuff Said.

gaaatorade... H20!... gaaatorade.. eeee H20!
(water boy, good movie)
 
 


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