View Full Version : whats the best pre workout non supplement sugar rush

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.