View Full Version : red bull before a run?

05-05-2006, 06:01 PM
What's the consensus on drinking a sugar free energy drink, such as red bull, before running?

05-05-2006, 07:59 PM
Not good, the caffeine and other ingredients are going to dehydrate you badly!

World Fitness
05-05-2006, 10:36 PM
agree, any stimulate should be avoided whenever possible

05-17-2006, 09:06 AM
I would advise you to avoid Red Bull all the time!

Stick with drinks like Gatorade and water that don't have all those special herbs and supplements...

06-07-2007, 04:23 AM
i would say stick to a glass of cold water...
nothing refreshes more than a glass of cold water

03-06-2008, 10:23 AM
Red Bull. . . bad! Water. . . great! Stay away from those caffeinated sugary "energy" drinks which cause you nothing but a headache!

04-14-2008, 11:47 AM
Another thing to watch with these "sugar-free" drinks is that they contain sucralose or aspartame, which have worse health effects than sugar.

Gatorade and plain water are my favorites, although there are a couple "healthy energy" drinks called ACT (http://coachlevi.com/product-reviews/act-energy-drink-long-term-test-review/) and FRS (http://coachlevi.com/nutrition/frs-energy-drink-endorsed-by-lance-armstrong/) that look promising.

07-15-2008, 12:18 AM
what about an 8.3 oz red bull with 24 oz of water while lifting in the gym?