What Are Intra-Workout Supplements? | Brain Gainz

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Fueling your workout involves more than sipping from a water fountain in between sets. Welcome to the world of intra-workout supplementation.
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00:00 – Intro
02:55 – Water
08:26 – Electrolytes
11:55 – Carbohydrates
17:25 – Amino Acids
20:55 – Caffeine
31:10 – Intra-Workout Deals And Promos

| Intra-Workout Nutrition |

1. Water
o During the summer, water is amazingly important.
o Especially true if you’re covering your face in the gym.
o Generally, most athletes won’t need water in the first part of their workout, but based on intensity, hydration status, and bodyweight.

2. Electrolytes
o People sweat varying amounts and sweat contains various amounts of electrolytes,
o Taking control of potassium and sodium is important.
o Try to consume water with electrolytes for two reasons:
a. Replenish saltsHyperkalemia

3. Carbohydrates
o Carbs used for energy
o Most intense exercise (non-keto) is thanks to carbohydrates
o Glycogen stores do bulk of the work
o Best to supplement if exercising multiple days in a row
o Simple best for glycogen replenishment

4. Amino Acids
o Branched chain amino acids can be used as energy
o Energy requirements pull from blood
a. Consume BCAAs to potentially spare muscle AAs

5. Caffeine
o Stimulant
o Helps motivate and can increase performance at high enough doses.
o Fatigue is subjective, caffeine might tip the scales

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| Tyler McGlasson, M.K., CISSN |
Tyler McGlasson is a member of the Bodybuilding.com Regulatory Compliance team. His job is to make sure that Bodybuilding.com and all of its products and media work within the regulations laid out by both the FDA and the FTC.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of California, Irvine, and a Master of Kinesiology degree from Boise State University, science is the name of the game for Tyler. His days are spent staying up to date on the latest clinical investigations into supplement ingredients and other fitness categories. You may have seen him hosting our show Brain Gainz, featured live every month on our YouTube channel. His downtime is mostly spent with his dog, Douglas, and making sure his house isn’t constantly on fire.

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