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janzik
11-14-2001, 02:22 PM
I do my working out in the morning, and was wondering what others did for pre and post workout meals. Since I work out first thing in the morning, I usually will do it on an empty stomach (maybe a glass of OJ before, if anything), and then I'll have a meal after I shower and get dressed (which ends up about 30 to 40 mins after I'm down working out.) Breakfeast usually consists of a packet of plain oatmeal (usually right out of the package (Why cook it when you can just inhale it dry). And usually 8 to 10 eggwhites (sometimes 1 or 2 of those eggs being whole eggs). Other days If Im in a rush I'll pick up 2 Metrx bars and a bottle of water on the way to work....


Anyway, Should I consume anything before lifting? If so what and how long should I wait before lifting?

The_Chicken_Daddy
11-14-2001, 02:24 PM
damn.

I could not train right with no food in me.

also, post workout meal in general depends on your goals at the time.

Wizard
11-14-2001, 02:26 PM
You should have a small meal with equal portions of protein and slow digested carbs with no fat about 1-2 hours before the training session.

I can't train on a full stomach too.I feel very tired and my lifts suck...

janzik
11-14-2001, 02:33 PM
TCD: Right now I'm looking to put on weight (well solid size, not fat ass size)

Wiz said:
You should have a small meal with equal portions of protein and slow digested carbs with no fat about 1-2 hours before the training session.

Equal portions? as in physical size or grams (ie: a Myoplex Deluxe wouldnt work 42gP/24gC)

Slow digested carbs? Forgive my ignorance, please explain.
If I was to take a guess, I would think like brown rice instead of white rice (which I never eat anyway, I just eat brown). I would understand slow digested so I would have the energy for longer, but what types of food are you talking about?

Thanks

Wizard
11-14-2001, 02:55 PM
Equal portions:for ex.:42protein/42carbs
So, a myoplex mass is not a good preworkout source.

Then,for the slow digested carbs:like you said,brown rice is ok,as oatmeal or sweet potato are too.
We choose slow digested carbs because they don't cause a rapid raise in blood sugar levels and thus a fast insulin response which can make you feel sleepy and ruin your workout.

heathj
11-14-2001, 04:08 PM
I train at 6:40am

Wake up at 5:30
Shower
Eat at 5:50...
1-2 cups oatmeal
2 egg whites
1 whole egg

Workout

40g protein, 5-8g creatine, 7g glutamine, three scoops gatorade or maltodextrin or nothing...

That meal before I workout helps me a lot, I think.

Qea
11-14-2001, 06:41 PM
Janzik, when you wake up after a whole night of sleep, your body has basically been fasting the whole time you're asleep.

So working out on an empty stomach might subject your body going into a state of catabolism tuttut

Budiak
11-15-2001, 12:44 AM
OOOH!

I work out first thing in the morning before work. I have to balance getting decent sleep and working out/getting to work before 11am.

7:45(normally)- wake up to stumble, incapacitated, to the bathroom to take MASSIVE torrential leak. I then return to bed and take 3 H-cuts.

8:00- get my ass up and eat. Usually a PBJ and a bowl of oatmeal or some raisin bran, etc. I try to get a decent mix of high and low GI carbs, some good fats and protein for breakfast.

8:30-40- Take off to gym

9:00- arrive at gym to be stared at by homosexuals in fabulous San Francisco!


I'd never work out without eating first. Never.

Wizard
11-15-2001, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by Budiak
9:00- arrive at gym to be stared at by homosexuals in fabulous San Francisco!


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