Does anyone drink energy drinks before heading out for a surf session? or before any other type of athletic activity?
I tried redbull before surfing a few times and have only felt thirsty 30minutes into it...
HA HA HA, this is good. I used to get a coffee and a sausage biscuit from Mcd's.... half hour into session I would have to get out and handle my business. Not addicted, but out of all the energy drinks I have tried, I stand by red bull. But usually, walking over the dune and seeing actual surf pumps me up enough.
those things are terrible for you. i will admit to indulging in a monster now and then but not before physical activity. they cause cramps, dehydration, and a lot of other unwanted symptoms. they are great for mixing with alcohol but thats about it.
I almost always have a 8oz can of sugar free redbull before going out. It's only as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, and a little bit of caffeine is good for you before activity. Sugar isn't so good, so get the sugar free. Food is energy, though, so I eat some bananas or protein bars about 1/2 hour before going.
I would avoid some of the other energy drinks since they can pump way too much caffeine into them.