View Full Version : Boost before the gym

10-15-2003, 01:06 PM
I have one of my meals about two hours before i go to the gym BUT i'm looking for some sort of boost i.e food/drink, shortly (Edit: by shortly i mean at least an hour before if food) before i go to the gym... anyone?

Cheers folks..

10-15-2003, 01:10 PM
I don't eat anything IMMEDIATELY before... but I like to have a protein shake about 45mins before lifting

you can buy lots of premixed shakes, or simply toss some protein powder in a shaker cup and add water to it before going to the gym

10-15-2003, 01:24 PM
I try to always get something at least 30 minutes before going. Anything closer to working out and I get sick and anything further away and I get hungry.

Maybe an extra boost of caffiene or something might do the trick.

Andy P
10-15-2003, 02:40 PM
bannana r good for me. slow releasing sugar. 2 nar-nars 3/4 hour b4.

Bruise Brubaker
10-15-2003, 03:05 PM
I've ate dates a few times before a workout and they've always given me a boost.

They're a highly concentrated source of carbs, and they contain good minerals.

10-29-2003, 10:42 AM
A nice glass of OJ seems to help out my lifts


10-29-2003, 11:37 AM
Try some Cytomax... I've done some looking around about this stuff and the guys who competetively (SP?) ride bikes love the stuff. I bought some buy haven't had a chance to see if it does anything for me.

Saint Patrick
10-29-2003, 12:43 PM
Lately I've been taking 1 serving of Gatorade powder mix (about 15g dextrose) w/ 5g creatine right before I leave for the gym. Seems to work for me just fine.