View Full Version : energy for football..pills, drink or what?

05-18-2003, 01:13 PM
Im always tried after school for football practices and right before games....i need to be more pumped up and i need sum advice from somone who is in sports who takes energy pills or drinks right before they do there thing...i need to kno whats good to buy that will make me go crazy before games and practices?

05-18-2003, 01:39 PM
Before I lift I usually take 25mg of ephedra, along with some niacin.

It always works at getting me pumped to hit the iron hard. :D

05-18-2003, 02:22 PM
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05-18-2003, 03:03 PM
With all the news out there bashing ephedra and threatening to bann the supp, lets not recommend this kid ephedra. Although I use it and it does very well for me.

Try and check your diet first. Make sure you are eating enough through out the day. Pigging out at luch does not count. You need breakfast then a good meal replacement mid morning, eat your lunch then another MRP and then another before practice. Then post practice drink about 40 gms of Whey with about 80 gms of simple carbs. Then go home and eat. get to bed early and get enough sleep 8 hours. Do not skimp on the carbs throughout the day, the MRP's are something simple for you to chug down between classes since most teachers will not let you eat.

You wont need ephedra or any ECA's because they are a diuretic and will make your body get rid of water, you do not want this during football.

05-18-2003, 03:07 PM
By the way you do not want to get too crazy before the game, it will cause you to bcome out of control. You may be ready to rip off someones head but youll end up blowing your assignments and that will be a bad thing.

Half the things we would take in college are now banned by the NCAA and also State High School associations so be carefull.

05-18-2003, 05:04 PM
Keep your B Vitamins up, they are a good source of energy. So you might want to incorporate some of those tabs into your meal schedule. Another thing to consider is to make sure you are getting plenty of fluids in your body and constantly flushing out the crap.

I agree with all that Dracomachine said about the nutritional aspects and getting a good nights rest.

What I used to take before it got banned was Ultimate Orange(I think it goes by a different name now, Super Orange or Ultra Orange) and I loved it. Got me all jacked up and ready to play.

Getting "crazy" before a game is usually not good, once again agreed.

Although its nothing supplement-like, I listen to some hard/angry music and focus on what they say. May sound stupid but it works for me and hey, I play D1 ball.

My 2cents,


05-18-2003, 05:19 PM
My friend and I used to take Stackers for a little "boost" of performance for football and lacrosse. It's a ECA stack.

I'll tell you this, we started and would not get taken out because of our intensity and lack of fatigue. It was great, everyone would tell us what a great job we were doing and what not.

There was one problem...we got dehydrated one time...luckily, I wasn't so bad. But my friend blacked out. I can't stress how much you NEED to keep water in you if your going to take something while your doing high intensity activities. And definetly, do NOT go over the recommended tablet dose, because it won't make you run faster, or play harder...

While I'm not bashing ephedra or anything of the kind, because I do take it. It's just that you need to be responsible with it when you do. Keep yourself hydrated even if your not tired or thirsty, take a break...and definetly don't over-dose. I'm sure you've already heard of deaths and what not of athletes - it's not that ephedra is bad, you just have to know how to use it, and use it smart.

All in all, a product like Stacker 3 will definetly give you that nasty little kick your looking for...and a little selfish tip: eventhough it's a team sport - don't tell the rest of your team mates...not only will it keep you out of trouble, but make you look better when you burn them during conditioning after practice - again, be careful bro...

05-18-2003, 08:30 PM
if you dont want to take a eca, then try a redbull. I would drink two before a hockey game and would have tons of energy. whatever you do dont take a eca and a redbull.

05-19-2003, 10:37 AM
also before football practice and games try eating some honey and i dont mean your girfriend honey i mean tha natural food honey that will give you energy

05-19-2003, 12:19 PM
All the advice given is great advice. Be very careful if you go the ephedra way...

Try taking a multi-vitamin in the morning along with some B Complex Vitamins. I think that would help a little. Also make sure you eat right. Look up articles on Glycemic Carbs. You want Low Glycemic Carbs through out the day to keep your energy steady instead of spiking it with High Glycemic carbs and then crashing at the end of the day (like right before football practice).

I remember one time I drank a Ripped Force two eyars ago before our annual Spring Scrimmage. I was one crazy Mother F****r that day. Two years later I realized how dangerous doing that was. Be very careful man.

Eat Right and check out the Vitamins (B Vitamins especially)

05-19-2003, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by jag_26
Im always tried after school for football practices and right before games....i need to be more pumped up and i need sum advice from somone who is in sports who takes energy pills or drinks right before they do there thing...i need to kno whats good to buy that will make me go crazy before games and practices?

Ephedrine and caffiene will give you that intensity/focus for games and practices. only problem is hestitancy to reccomend it.

I take e/c before instense workouts or when im cutting, and it works. Only problem is it can be dangerous when used improperly. If you start out on low dosages and keep yourself hydrated, E/C will help give a performance boost, although you might burn out if the practice or games is long.

best bet would be to buy caffiene and ephedrine tabs seperately. that way you can see your tolerance and adjust the dosage. plus most E/C's have useless ingredients in them anyway.

05-19-2003, 03:52 PM
Open up a can of whoopass...