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espn2829
02-13-2008, 09:24 PM
Last week I had a vanilla ice cream before working out and noticed I had energy toward the end of the workout. I've been thinking of adding some foods that will give me more energy during the workout.

Some of the things I am considering are :

-Red Bull
-Vanilla ice cream/Sundae etc
-Snickers bar
-Banana or plum

Any other ideas for a good pre-workout snack?

Thank you very much.

dscarth
02-13-2008, 10:39 PM
im going to shamelessly plug 'monster' energy drink as being better than red bull. and the monster lo-carb if you're cutting... it only has 20 calories per can.

plus if i drink like 3 relatively quick my hands get jittery. how cool is that.

and you get more per ounce than redbull for your $$dollar. :hello:

BFGUITAR
02-13-2008, 11:03 PM
Anything with sugar.

I would recommend a table spoon of honey mixed with sugar and berries. :D

shazoo123
02-14-2008, 12:16 AM
honey is has everything you need...haha...i love it

jtteg_x
02-14-2008, 01:21 AM
why such a unhealthy snack? i usually take in a protein shake, oatmeal with brown sugar/cinnamon w.skim milk, and a banana as preworkout food.

RhodeHouse
02-14-2008, 08:14 AM
Anything from McDonald's

HP666
02-16-2008, 04:59 PM
Sugar? That would be good of your workout was going to last 15 minutes.

Giovanna360
02-16-2008, 05:32 PM
why such a unhealthy snack? i usually take in a protein shake, oatmeal with brown sugar/cinnamon w.skim milk, and a banana as preworkout food.

I agree. I like the NAKED protein drink before a workout. I drink a half of one because I think its almost too much fruit. Half of one of those is a bunch of fruit and 20 grams of protein. I also like bananas before lifts.


Sugar? That would be good of your workout was going to last 15 minutes.

Yea I don't get it. I lift for two hours. No way id be able to keep that energy up with a redbull for two hours.