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frank
03-19-2008, 07:06 PM
im looking for a healthy energy boost that i can have 15-30 mins before i workout. i currently eat a bag of honey roasted peanuts that has 8g sugar and 15g protein. about an hour before i workout, i have a bag of salted peanuts that has 2g sugar and 15g protein. post workout i stuff 3 scoops whey protein into a glass of milk.

i am currently getting extremely tired BEFORE i workout, how much sugar should i eat before i workout? any reccomendations on what i should eat?

BFGUITAR
03-19-2008, 07:09 PM
Drink 30-40 grams of dextrose with some protein powder.

Morox
03-19-2008, 07:10 PM
Drink a cup of coffee or eat a banana; or both.

frank
03-19-2008, 07:12 PM
as far as i know, dextrose is a form of sugar? can you link me a product?

KingWilder
03-19-2008, 07:59 PM
I second the banana idea

andrewnp
03-19-2008, 08:13 PM
dextrose can be found online, or go buy the gatorade mix at your grocery store, 5$ for 37servings of 13g of straight dex

BFGUITAR
03-19-2008, 10:17 PM
Banana is also good.

JohnnyBrown
03-19-2008, 11:08 PM
Yeah I have a little tub of Gatorade powdered mix. Pretty expensive for its size though.

Detard
03-20-2008, 07:32 AM
Shark energy drink.

Unreal
03-20-2008, 08:36 AM
Peanuts are mostly fat, which will slow down the carbs. Try to get a low fat high carb meal. Oats, banana, apple, bagel, etc.

LilHillbilly
03-20-2008, 08:38 AM
They beat me to it, but Bananas/Apples are possibly your best bet. When I played soccer around 10-12 years ago we would always eat bananas before the game.

frank
03-20-2008, 03:46 PM
what about waxy maize

Trevor M.
03-20-2008, 06:42 PM
No, no, no...

You don't want a load of sugar directly before any form of exercise. All you will achieve with that is a simple dose of hypoglycemic rebounding. Do this and you will really be feeling tired and exhausted during the workout.

Besides, sugar does not give one "energy" in the way you want. Unless you are glycogen depleted you will not experience a true "energy boost".

Some coffee can be beneficial but a **** load of sugar before a work out is only counterintuitive.