Cytosport Fast Twitch

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    May 20, 2010 6:30 PM GMT
    I just began using Cytosport Fast Twitch this morning.
    I did as the directions said but added an extra half scoop to the directed one scoop, I followed all other directions.
    The first day it has made me sweat like a water fountain and made me a lil bit jittery however it did what it was supposed to do and attack the twitch fibers and make them pumped. I will say that the jittery side effect while working out prohibited my lifting heavier weight.

    I wanted to know if any real jock members have used Fast Twitch before and the feelings the first days of using it?
  • tazzari

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    May 21, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    I haven't used it, so perhaps I shouldn't say anything. But having talked to a number of sports doctors over the years, I'm always very skeptical about any commercial drinks, other than a light electrolyte replacement drink, or moderate protein supplements if your not sure your diet contains enough protein.

    Some of the drinks on the market have been shown to have dangerous effects if taken too long or in too much volume. Still, there's a lot of money to be made exploiting people's very natural desire to perform better and improve faster, and the drinks/foods keep coming out.

    One USOC doctor put it best when I asked him what he thought about "Product X". "Expensive urine."

    The jitters sound like an alarm bell to me.


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    May 21, 2010 8:00 PM GMT
    I haven't used it either, and for good reason: I have no aspirations of making a high endurance and/or strength sport my career. I simply want to look and feel my best. At 12% bodyfat, there's no reason to rush things. Currently the only supplement I use is protein powder as an occasional meal replacement.

    As for the Fast Twitch stuff, it's going to be impossible for the science community to convince me that it's any good. I could be wrong, but it sounds like that stuff will end up going the way of the original Hydroxycut.