Ep. 188 - Supplement Series P2: The Truth About Pre Workout, Aminos & Creatine

Feb 15th, 2021


Ep. 188 - Supplement Series P2: The Truth About Pre Workout, Aminos & Creatine

In the next instalment of our #SupplementSeries, we discuss the truth about pre workouts, why they may work, and what’s in them that may be causing it, before diving into all things aminos. We talk BCAAs, EAAs, and whether they’re worth taking, as well as the strong placebo effect that could be at play in some circumstances. We then shift gears to dive into the most scientifically researched supplement: creatine monohydrate, and why everyone can benefit from it. Again, if you’ve spent more money on supplements than on your bills, this series is just for you.  
“If it doesn’t do you any harm, use it if you like it and if it works for you.”  
- Ivan Gavranic

00:00 – Intro 
00:46 – Experiences in taking pre-workout  
03:35 – Effects on the ability to execute  
05:55 – Analogy about energy from caffeine
08:50 – Reliance and overconsumption 
10:12 – Addiction  
11:30 – Coffee as part of the society  
13:00 – Legalization and use of drugs 
16:30 – BCAA and EAA (Aminos) 
18:52 – Cost and effectivity
21:35 – Placebo effect 
25:25 – Aminos as part of the routine  
26:36 – Training fasted  
31:06 – Creatine: Do you take it?  
34:23 – Strategies and ways to load 
36:50 – Wrap up

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