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y2klifter
08-06-2004, 08:42 AM
Hi,

Here's my workout

M - BI/TRI
T- SHOULDERS
W- OFF
T- CHEST
F- BACK

I'm currently cutting, I'm 6' 197. Max Bench about 240 , max arm curl 110.

My problem is running out of energy during my routines. They last about 45 minutes, consist of about 12-16 sets per workout. What is a good energry boosting snack I could take before I workout. And how soon should I take it before. I currenty have 2 scoops of Whey with Glutamine after my routine.

TIA

Ğragons
08-06-2004, 08:44 AM
one of my mates has a vyomax before workout, sort of a ritual, not sure what is in them tho

CW330
08-06-2004, 09:00 AM
Something like Whey in oats 1 hour prior to, and caffeine about 30 minutes prior to your work-out should do the trick.

Caffeine should help lots, though.

Side note... Where are legs in your routine? Recovering from an injury by any chance?

harryhoudini66
08-06-2004, 09:14 AM
ECA or a large potato

y2klifter
08-06-2004, 09:19 AM
Thanks for all the replies. What is ECA?

harryhoudini66
08-06-2004, 09:20 AM
Ephedrine, Caffeine and Aspirin stack.

_8_Ball
08-06-2004, 09:37 AM
Hi,

Here's my workout

M - BI/TRI
T- SHOULDERS
W- OFF
T- CHEST
F- BACK

I'm currently cutting, I'm 6' 197. Max Bench about 240 , max arm curl 110.

My problem is running out of energy during my routines. They last about 45 minutes, consist of about 12-16 sets per workout. What is a good energry boosting snack I could take before I workout. And how soon should I take it before. I currenty have 2 scoops of Whey with Glutamine after my routine.

TIA


You shouldn't be staying in the gym for hours... most workouts should be no longer then 1 hour... if your in there for much longer, you might be overtraining the body parts, which would add nothing, and would expend even more energy for nothing...

just my 0.02$

_8_

y2klifter
08-06-2004, 09:56 AM
I try to keep all my work outs to under an hour. My job consists of sitting all day then a 1 hour drive home, I'm wiped. Just need a boost.

Thanks.

Relentless
08-06-2004, 10:12 AM
I find that getting a protein shake that includes carbs into me an hour before lifting really helps the energy level

Then I have another shake right after lifting

y2klifter
08-06-2004, 11:16 AM
For the carbs should I go complex or simple?

BulkMeUp
08-06-2004, 11:17 AM
On training days, i split a meal with the workout. high GI carbs b4 (1.5 - 2 hrs) and pro shake immediately after.

_8_Ball
08-06-2004, 11:31 AM
I try to keep all my work outs to under an hour. My job consists of sitting all day then a 1 hour drive home, I'm wiped. Just need a boost.

Thanks.

Sorry, I mis-read your previous post.. I though you ran out of gas in the last 45 minutes of your workout (hence my post about lenght of the workout... ).

I'm always on a major energy low when I get home (to the point of wanting to goto bed... :( ), but then I eat some protein and complex carbs + a 200mg Caffein cap around 5:30-5:45 and workout around 6:30... (home gym)...

It's been working great so far... my energy has been good so far..

_8_

y2klifter
08-06-2004, 11:35 AM
I'm always on a major energy low when I get home (to the point of wanting to goto bed... :( ), but then I eat some protein and complex carbs + a 200mg Caffein cap around 5:30-5:45 and workout around 6:30... (home gym)...

_8_

I'm a home gymer too...I'll take your advice and give it a try. Thanks.