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    Well I'm a morning workout type of guy, I don't exactly jump out of bed ready for my workout so I want something to give me a good natural boost. Thoughts? I used to drink black coffee early in the morning, but I'm trying to find something better. I'm drinking wheatgrass juice right now, but honestly it's nasty tasting and I don't feel all that much different, and it's incredibly expensive.


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    BCAA's...

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      I have had pretty good results before with a black coffee and a small ripe banana (plus a glass of water)

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        Coffee...black...and I&#39;m good.

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          yerbe mate tea. an hour before the workout though, or you&#39;ll be running to the bathroom between sprints

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            Earl Gray tea with coconut milk and a little honey.

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              Brazil,this summer


              I went to bed last night without taking a bath,simply because I was really tired


              Woke up in the morning,had a capoeira class in 20 minutes.I was feeling crappy and I said "Damn I have to take a bath"


              Best thing I ever did.I was instantly revitalized!Warm water really seemed to wake me up!


              Try it

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                Actually I&#39;ve tried everything you all mentioned, including the warm water soak. I suppose I&#39;ll go back to black coffee and bananas and a nice warm face soak. Thanks all!

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                  fotakou! How&#39;s Brazil? That&#39;s where I&#39;m from... haven&#39;t been there for 8 years though...


                  In what part do you live?


                  I&#39;ve been wondering this for a while, and I&#39;m glad I found a Brazilian here: How&#39;s is it like to staying primal there?


                  Sorry for hijacking the threat! lol!


                  By the way, I&#39;ve read somewhere that carbs pre-workout hinder the production of certain hormones, so you shouldn&#39;t have that banana just yet... Go to leangains.com and it&#39;s one of the first things you&#39;ll find!

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                    I&#39;m all to familiar with Lean Gains, I&#39;ll probably pass on the banana. It&#39;s not like eating food 30mins to an hour before hand is going to digest fully to get much use out of it by the time I workout. None the less, they&#39;re packed with good stuff and I did love them. I remember I used to bring a whole bundle of them to work, and just eat them throughout the day, haha. A Japanese contractor made fun of me one day when he saw a gallon of water with a bundle of bananas on my desk.

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                      Sorry OP but it seems that I cant pm in this forum

                      @Raphael

                      I went to Brazil for 5 weeks,I am originally from Greece.I stayed in Guaratingueta for 4 weeks and in Bahia for 1 week.It was really nice,although next time I wont stay to Guara for so long...


                      While in Brazil I decided to try the local food and thats what I did.I particularly liked the meat(frango and picanha ^^),pacokitas(peanut powder with sugar) and the vast majority of the pizzas(sweet and not)!I think it would be easy for me to stay primal since in every place I could find a comida a kilo place(food by the kilo).I would load up on steak,sausages,chicken and veggies and I would be happy!But thats coming from someone who saved money for a year in order to spend them all in Brazil...I dont think that the typical Brasileiro would be able to afford primal without some rice or beans...


                      @Kaizen

                      How about some music(mainly songs that make you move) and some light warm up?Every time I hear some capoeira music on youtube,I want to start moving ^^

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                        FAT BURNER PILLZ DUH!


                        No but really,


                        black coffee w/ TBSP coconut oil, cold water (actually shocks nervous system) versus warm water, some good music.

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                          Thanks, I don&#39;t have coconut oil but I do have coconut milk. I might try that, although as cold as it is outside I don&#39;t think I&#39;d want to drink anything cold right now. Also, if you drink it cold with coconut oil, the oil will solidify.

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                            Personally I feel best after 16-20 hours of fasting and a cup or two of green tea w/ a pinch of cinnamon and ginger

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                              Oh Kaizen I didn&#39;t mean cold water for the coffee.. I meant something like sticking your feet in cold water, or a cold water shower. But yeah the black coffee with coconut oil works very well as a pre-workout booster

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