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Old 05-13-16, 09:38 PM
I'm Quiting Pre-Workout Energy Drinks
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Been using cellucor c4 for years and I think it's playing a part in my muscle knots and spasms in my upper back. I always seem to be in "fight or flight" mode even 12 hours after ingestion.

Take a look at some of the ingredients under "explosive energy blend". Shit like l-dopa, syepherine, bitter orange etc.. that kind of shit can't be good for someone who can't sleep or relax lol.



I'm already drinking 3 cups of coffee in the morning about an hour before I lift anyway. My nervous system has probably been super charged with all the caffeine and stimulants. Anyway, i'll keep my morning coffee, cant give up my morning ritual of coffee and SM. To replace the creatine in the c4 I've ordered a big tub of optimum creatine monohydrate for like $14 bucks from amazon. Gonna start using 5 grams in my pwo shake.

Anyway, see ya later energy drinks, I don't need ya!
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Old 05-13-16, 09:44 PM
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Oh btw, I'll be interested to see if my resting heart rate and blood pressure changes for the better after being off this stuff for awhile.
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Old 05-14-16, 06:40 AM
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Yea bro, I've stopped those drinks many years ago and I just drink coffee. Don't you like coffee? The best pre workout training drink
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Old 05-14-16, 08:17 AM
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Damn. 3 cups of coffee and then a pre workout drink shortly after. I would be bouncing off the walls. I'm going to switch from pre workout drink to just coffee soon. The pre workout drinks are a bunch of shit thrown together. Not healthy.
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Old 05-14-16, 08:21 AM
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Damn. 3 cups of coffee and then a pre workout drink shortly after. I would be bouncing off the walls. I'm going to switch from pre workout drink to just coffee soon. The pre workout drinks are a bunch of shit thrown together. Not healthy.
Then thing about coffee is that it's so easy to over drink it. I always get mine (trenta size)before I train and then usually around 1pm I have another one.

Iced coffee's are just so good
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Old 05-14-16, 08:42 AM
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yea i love coffee. i was more drinking the pre workout drinks for the pump effect it gives. but now that i'm using mk-677 in the morning i get a much better pump effect from that.

so the fact that I wasn't using the drinks for energy, the fact that I'm already drinking coffee right before, and the fact that c4 only has 1 gram of creatine led me to ask, what the fuck am I using it for. look forward to seeing if I notice any difference by adding in 5 grams creatine mono pwo.
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Old 05-14-16, 10:21 AM
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yea i love coffee. i was more drinking the pre workout drinks for the pump effect it gives. but now that i'm using mk-677 in the morning i get a much better pump effect from that.

so the fact that I wasn't using the drinks for energy, the fact that I'm already drinking coffee right before, and the fact that c4 only has 1 gram of creatine led me to ask, what the fuck am I using it for. look forward to seeing if I notice any difference by adding in 5 grams creatine mono pwo.
good idea brother
I'm going to follow you and end it too... there supposedly terrible for the kidneys. also most have a shit ton of dye in them...
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Old 05-14-16, 10:28 AM
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Now with all that said. If anyone wants to buy a sealed 30 serving tub of c4 PayPal me $16 bucks and I'll send it out. Same tub on Amazon is $26.

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Old 05-14-16, 10:30 AM
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Good for you bro. I have a pwo on hand but rarely ever dip into it. Maybe only a couple times a month if I feel like shit but must get the workout in.
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Old 05-14-16, 10:48 AM
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I use stimulant free pre workouts like hemavol. Has all the good things u need besides the stims.
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Old 05-14-16, 12:17 PM
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Yeah may effect electrolytes and of course cns

Remember you used to use that ON pre with NO but no stims.

Also I can't help but wonder if your obsession with staying lean all the time must take its toll.
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Old 05-14-16, 12:23 PM
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Yeah may effect electrolytes and of course cns

Remember you used to use that ON pre with NO but no stims.

Also I can't help but wonder if your obsession with staying lean all the time must take its toll.
I didn't stay that lean this past holiday season bro. Probably got up to 15% at least.
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Old 05-14-16, 12:39 PM
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I didn't stay that lean this past holiday season bro. Probably got up to 15% at least.
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Old 05-14-16, 12:57 PM
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Yea and I look so much bigger in clothes it's crazy. So not I'm trying to keep the size with higher doses and creatine added to my pwo shake while I diet down.
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Old 05-14-16, 01:02 PM
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Cool, well yeah reduce the cns stims gas to be the first step. Put it this way tge last thing I'd use is clen or var right now
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I cycle my preworkouts because after a while my tolerance goes up and I need more and more scoops. Try hemavol it's good for pumps.
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Old 05-16-16, 08:14 AM
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I cycle my preworkouts because after a while my tolerance goes up and I need more and more scoops. Try hemavol it's good for pumps.
yup but also keep switching products worked well too. I'm done with them there just not good for you at all. we all know it but ignore the facts..same with energy drinks...
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Yea I think Im getting addicted to them damn Monster drinks.. I do the monster Zeros started out one a day in the afternoon as I was getting tired to get thru the day...now Im doing like 3 a day..I also use that C-4 prior to gym time... its getting crazy..
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Yea I think Im getting addicted to them damn Monster drinks.. I do the monster Zeros started out one a day in the afternoon as I was getting tired to get thru the day...now Im doing like 3 a day..I also use that C-4 prior to gym time... its getting crazy..
I use to do the same, stop the monster drinks brother. Not good for you, trust mecoffee sir!!!
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I use to do the same, stop the monster drinks brother. Not good for you, trust mecoffee sir!!!
I hear ya..problem with coffee and me... I love it and do 2 cups every am...problem is..I drink coffee..I gotta go shit...LOL
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Old 05-16-16, 08:59 AM
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Ha ha yea coffee is a diuretic lol...
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Ha ha yea coffee is a diuretic lol...
The poop is a result of coffees laxative effects. The caffeine can stimulate contractions in the intestines and bile release, makes you poop. Effect is varied depending on the person.
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Ha ha yea coffee is a diuretic lol...
so diuretics make you shit and pain during injections is shooting through tendons and ligaments. your new name should be "False Bro Science".
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so diuretics make you shit and pain during injections is shooting through tendons and ligaments. your new name should be "False Bro Science".
Yea coffee has its tendency to make people shit. Who would of known right
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The poop is a result of coffees laxative effects. The caffeine can stimulate contractions in the intestines and bile release, makes you poop. Effect is varied depending on the person.
Cool info..so it is somewhat of a diuretic in that dept
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your either not following or just being purposely obtuse. coffee having a diuretic effect has nothing to do with coffee's ability to make you shit. Tea is also a diuretic and that doesn't have you running to the shitter. Coffee has it's unique properties aside from being a mild diuretic that makes it easier to shit.
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I thought diuretics make you piss??? Didn't know it had anything to do with shitting....lol
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good, my girl took the c4 to work for energy. told her only half a scoop. lol

im def feeling less anxiety.
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Gotta be better for mental health let alone anything else.

Have you tried using dialoryse or coconut water too while your stopping the pre
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Just helps with electrolytes stop cramping
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your either not following or just being purposely obtuse. coffee having a diuretic effect has nothing to do with coffee's ability to make you shit. Tea is also a diuretic and that doesn't have you running to the shitter. Coffee has it's unique properties aside from being a mild diuretic that makes it easier to shit.
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I thought diuretics make you piss??? Didn't know it had anything to do with shitting....lol
I'll work on getting proper word usage. When I think of diuretics, anything making you piss or shit is what I'd assume it to be...but hey, who fucking keeps track
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Was shaky, agitated, and had cold sweats yesterday. Been on pre workout drinks for years. Wonder if it's a bit of a withdraw? The coffee kept in in check early in the day but by the afternoon I was definitely feeling odd.
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Old 05-20-16, 03:47 PM
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Yeah definitely, stay the course bro
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Old 05-21-16, 08:24 AM
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was fine yesterday. i believe it would've been harder without the coffee. not quiting caffeine cold turkey made it much easier. felt more relaxed yesterday.
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Old 05-25-16, 01:19 PM
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C4 is not that strong like jack3d w/ dmaa was. I feel like they have their place in a regimen but are easily abused and overly relied on. I know people who can't /won't work out unless they get their preworkout....
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I know without a scoop before gym time I drag ass in the gym.
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I know without a scoop before gym time I drag ass in the gym.
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I guess I'm on enough AAS that I just don't need it. Haven't noticed even a 1% drop off in workout intensity. I am however calmer throughout the day and into the evening.
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