[i]Originally posted by Flash[/i]
[quote][i]Originally posted by davan[/i]
Did you ever drink gatorade (or similar drink) when you were 11 and competing in sports? If not, you’re a liar. Every person I have ever met in life, whether athletic or not, has had gatorade and similar drinks from childhood at least once.
Just to clear something up. I have never had gatorade as a child, actually not until I was 20, (I could never afford it) but I still competed in sports and did well. Hell i still dont drink any type of sports drink. Does this make me a liar????????
My point is if the person is a good athlete as a child they will prevail in their sport without the need of high tech suppliments. For a child it is almost a waste of money to pump this stuff into them, as they have a ton of engery anyways. A clean diet would work just as well, until their training becomes too much that they cant possibly eat all the nutrients that their body needs. (for most people this will never happen)
jjm, just to clear up the mumbo jumbo, did what type of recovery method did you have your daughter do??? [/quote]
I wasn’t saying they were completely necessary, but that it can help. The Gatorade comment is not about HAVING to have it, but rather the fact that almost everybody has had it before puberty and you are an obvious exception. Even growing up in south Florida in a not-so-well off area, all of the kids on the Pop Warner football team had Gatorade at some point in their lives. I still do not see a problem with giving them (young athletes) a recovery drink that:
1. Tastes good
2. Is food based (a protein or bcaa shake)
3. Does not contain stimulants
Necessary? Maybe not. Wrong thing to do? Definitely not.