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    brandell is offline Senior Member
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    Default best natural supplement for energy?

    I have unfortunately stopped working out the last 9 months or so. Gained weight and now am so tired I can't seem to find the energy to work out. I know if I hit it solid for 6 weeks on the bells I will gain energy, but I need something to get me jump started to get that first 6 weeks going.

    What is the best natural supplement that helps with energy. I cant take anything with ephedrine or phentermine.

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    LOL well Sandow and Saxon did it with Beer, so maybe I should try that?

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    I just have one cup of coffee.. you will find in time that most if not 98% of "miricle" supplements are just making your pee more valuable, I can say that as I use to be a fiend about them, would try the latest and greatest.
    The only things I really found to be of any value with the exception of Protein, was Creatine, Beta-gen by EAS.

    If you can tolerate them some of the energy tabs and the Rockstars are good too, but I do not like the be that wired...

    Sadly to get more energy you have to work out, to work out you need energy... wow that sucks lol

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    A banana about 30 minutes before workout, and then a hot cup of green tea right before I start usually does the trick for me.

    Also doing some joint mobility in the morning usually helps with energy throughout the day. And a short warmup before the workout will get me in the mood to push/pull some heavier weights around.
    Luke-ISSA CFT & IKFF CKT

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    At the risk of being the Viceroy of the Obvious, I would like to say that energy is something that should be pursued throughout the day--i.e., if you are not eating correctly, no concoction is going to do the trick.

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    I was in the same situation. I quit the gym for ten months and when I got back a few weeks ago, I get tired really, really fast.

    Try an energy drink or some Spike tablets for energy. Heck even coffee works well before a work out.
    rephore

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    Just a few comments:


    1. as has been noted, supplements are supplements - they supplement good nutrition. If you're pooped, check things like diet and sleep, and get real clear about the quality of both.
    2. slowly add back in movement. To pump prime movement, may i suggest some Rannoch 100's?
    3. If your diet is dandy, clean and tidy, and you want to supplement, you may want to check that any sups you purchase may actually contain at least some of what is claimed in the label to be in them - and nothing else. There's also good general sup recs at the end.
    4. On the caffeine front, less seems to be more (caffeine, not coffee) as a general perker upper in performance, but it's not going to address tiredness. head back to food and rest first, and add in movement.

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    coffee and banana. in that order

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    Quote Originally Posted by fttfbass View Post
    A banana about 30 minutes before workout, and then a hot cup of green tea right before I start usually does the trick for me.

    Also doing some joint mobility in the morning usually helps with energy throughout the day. And a short warmup before the workout will get me in the mood to push/pull some heavier weights around.
    bananas have tryptophan in them, maybe not the best for energy

    try apples
    "Nations have passed away and left no traces, And history gives the naked cause of it - One single simple reason in all cases; They fell because their peoples were not fit."-Rudyard Kipling

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    Quote Originally Posted by pekiti&bells View Post
    bananas have tryptophan in them, maybe not the best for energy

    try apples
    Thanks for the tip. But I'll probably just stick with what works for me, since I'm not the one with energy problems.

    I do however want to look into this, because you are honestly the first person that I've ever come across that has said that bananas aren't a very good energy source.
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