Continuing the trend of this blog (and SUPP UP. in general), I figure while a good chunk of the world is on lockdown, I’d share another gold nugget of wisdom with you guys.
Seeing as there are a lot of gym closures, some of you:
- May be scrambling around trying to figure out how to workout at home (that is, if you haven’t bought SUPP UP. No Bull, Gym In A Bag Workout Guide)
- May be scrambling around trying to figure out what gym equipment to buy and use at home (again, if you haven’t bought (SUPP UP. No Bull, Gym In A Bag Workout Guide
- Or – hopefully have already gotten wise (and bought – you guessed it – SUPP UP. No Bull, Gym In A Bag Workout Guide) and are now familiar with working out at home or during travel.
I’d like to take a moment to rant that my Twitter and Instagram feed has been inundated with “how to workout from home” workout posts so I digress – I fully understand how this blog post may seem like another drop of water among the tides.
But…I’ve been writing about this stuff for a long time well before COVID-19 hysteria, so take the gum out of your ears and listen (because sporting a six-pack and spewing pseudo-science on Instagram ads doesn’t make you an expert, ERIC).
For those of you that requested podcast versions of blog posts, I’m doing one better than the usual audios and over the next few months I’ll be releasing more videos on YouTube – yes, I’ve finally (partially) surrendered to social media and decided to create a YouTube channel – and I’d like to say, thanks for subscribing!
In saying that – look out for a YouTube and blog post over the next weekend or so about a home workout you can do that doesn’t include lifting fucking bean cans.
One more thing – after much planning and execution, I am proud to say I am launching a SUPP UP. supplement line, and pre-ordering is now available in store. More supplements from the list below (and gear!) will be added to the shop over the next coming weeks so check back often. Ship date is summer 2020, so you can grow and maintain those juicy gainz throughout the season.
Now let’s get started.
As last week’s post was all about boxing, I’m continuing the trend and sharing a pretty damn effective intra workout nutrition drink for your boxing training.
This strongly ties in with a post I did a while back about when intra workout nutrition is appropriate.
I’ve spent my fair share of times in boxing gyms, and I’ve realized there’s a weird little dynamic that goes on.
Some boxers think weight lifting doesn’t help with boxing (coaches included), and I’ve heard the mind-numbing debates from lifters that boxing doesn’t help towards conditioning in weight lifting.
While those opinions could differ until the end of time, one thing I think both can agree on is that nutrition is important.
Therefore, I think both can agree workout nutrition is important – especially in boxing. Play the tough guy act all you want – water just doesn’t cut it.
Push yourself beyond what most consider reasonable limits in your training? You need intra workout nutrition.
Obsess over developing technique so you can take all that power and channel it effectively into your punches? You need intra workout nutrition.
Take a boxercise class? You need to get the hell off my blog.
All jokes aside, here’s an intra workout formula that’ll keep you fresh when you’re elbow deep in some intense training.
The Boxer’s Intra Workout Formula
Makes: One intra workout shake.
Prep Time: 2-3 minutes.
Cook Time: You’re kidding, right?
Total Time: 3 minutes.
Items Needed: A protein shaker bottle. OPTIONAL: A hand blender (if you like it smooth) OR a protein shaker bottle with a blender built in.
- 25-30 g HBCD (Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin)
- 25 g Dextrose
- 5 g L-Leucine
- 2 g Beta Alanine
- 6 g Citrulline Malate
- 1.5 g Malic Acid
- 2 g Taurine
- 2.5 g Trimethyglycine (TMG)
- 1.75 fl oz / 50 mL Juice Concentrate
- 19-20 fl oz / 550 mL Water
- Fill your shaker with 1.75 fl oz / 50 mL of your choice of juice concentrate (also known as high juice, squash, or cordial), then add about 20 fl oz / 550 mL of water.
- Pour in HBCD first, then your remaining ingredients.
- Close the lid, shake it up.
- OR push the button to blend it (if you have a blender shaker)
- Take it to your next workout session
- Take a sip every 15 minutes.
There are a plethora (ooo big word) of benefits to this intra workout formula.
HBCD is a rapidly absorbing carbohydrate that helps replenish glycogen stores while transporting amino acids (L-Leucine in this case) to your muscles during workouts without the crash. Citrulline malate, TMG, and Malic Acid all help prolong your endurance. Beta Alanine and Taurine work as antagonist to each other and help with your strength. Juice concentrate makes drinking all this stuff taste good; opt for the sugar over sugar free juice concentrates – sugar free usually means chemical crap (relax…you can’t turn into the Pillsbury Dough Boy off one fucking shake, Sherlock).
I could tell you more, but that’s what the SUPP UP. nutrition guides are for.
And that’s all there is to it kids.
Now go train.
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