Thursday, April 10, 2014
Protein drinks and energy tablets
So I've been in the intermediate class in Kung Fu for a couple of months now. I've been trying to run at least once a week as well. I find that my legs just can't keep up with that much work. I started having trouble in class with fatigue. About halfway through the workout I was getting cold sweats, and feeling lightheaded and nauseated. My legs were always shaky or felt like bags of sand while running. I needed help. I have tried a couple of different protein mixes. I tried the Whey Protein from Holland and Barrett. It was too sweet. It also gave me nightmares after drinking it. I tried another brand from Sainsbury's. It didn't help at all and required WAY too much milk (300 ml). I went to Nature's Larder on Holburn Street to talk to the owner, Alan. I told him about my issues. He gave me GlucoTabs (no caffeine) and told me to take them 10-15 minutes before my workout to keep my glucose levels high enough to keep me from feeling feint and weak during Kung Fu.