View Full Version : Running out of Fuel...

07-10-2002, 11:03 AM

I notice myself getting tired quickly during workouts...

Any advice on pre-workout snacks?

Currently on 40/30/30 CARB/PRO/FAT eating 2400 calories per day.

07-10-2002, 12:56 PM
Maybe a piece of fruit to boost your glucose levels a bit for some energy and then you can burn it off during your workout.

07-10-2002, 01:20 PM
I had a banana and cereal yesterday...

Still felt a little weak, doesn't fruit wear off quickly?

07-10-2002, 01:40 PM
fruit is a slow absorbing carb.

glucose is fast, so it would wear off quickly.

If you are "tired" mentally, not muscularly, shoot for complex carbs like 3-4 hours prior to workout.

Muscularly I might think dextrose would replete some glycogen about 30-60mins prior. Worked on a TKD quite well.

07-10-2002, 02:17 PM
I think its mental, I had that prob but I been pushing through it.

07-11-2002, 10:07 AM
Yeah, actaully feels more mental. My actually muscles aren't tired..kinda hard to explain.

Ill try the complex carbs as per "wannabestrong"' advice, and see what happens.

Thanks for fruit tips, Celestial.