View Full Version : Tomorrow morning is my first powerlift meet - what to eat?

11-08-2008, 08:47 PM
What should I eat?
Do you guys recommend energy drinks such as red bull or monster?

Travis Bell
11-08-2008, 09:22 PM
eat lots in the morning, but around 2hrs before you lift, stop eating. Drink throughout the entire day. I'd say you'll probably be wound up enough without the need of red bull but its probably not going to hurt yourself so long as you keep drinking water and gatorade

11-08-2008, 09:50 PM
I'd say get some good carbs in the morning, assuming you have already weighed in. Some oatmeal with peanut butter and honey. Also a banana or two. Don't stuff yourself, but be comfortable. I think energy drinks are over rated. Try orange juice instead.

Andrew Cohn
11-09-2008, 02:36 PM
Make sure you pump in the vitamin c, electrolytes and carbs. I generally start chugging the Monster's around deadlift time b/c the pressures of the day really start to wear on you by then.

11-09-2008, 02:52 PM
I got first place in my weight class (165-200lbs) total lift of 1040lbs

Thanks guys!

11-09-2008, 03:03 PM
I got first place in my weight class (165-200lbs) total lift of 1040lbs

Thanks guys!

Congrats. You must feel awesome. Take a few days and enjoy it, then get back to busting your butt.

11-09-2008, 04:34 PM
Great job man!

11-09-2008, 05:47 PM
Outstanding lifting for a 1st meet. Good job.

11-09-2008, 10:27 PM
Thats awesome man, congratulations

11-10-2008, 12:26 PM
Eat what you normally eat. The last thing you want is an uneasy stomach when you're on deck for a heavy squat...

11-10-2008, 12:36 PM
Well done dude :)