View Full Version : Eating prior to working out.

01-14-2002, 01:56 PM
I have head some people say that it is bad to eat right before you train, can somone explain this to me. The way my schedule works out with school, I usually eat a large meal 15-20 minutes before I work out (I get atleast 30g of protien every 3 hrs).

Could this have a negative effect on my training?

01-14-2002, 02:02 PM
Is it a meal meal, or MRP?

01-14-2002, 02:05 PM
It's bad because the food hasnt had a chance to digest/start to digest.

Just think about it. In the middle of doing a set of heavy squats or deadlifts do you want your chicken sandwhich sitting in front of you because you couldn't hold it down? ;)

01-14-2002, 02:12 PM

hall, a large meal doesn;t sound too appealing, but i don;t see much wrong with a small meal. define 'small' how you want.

01-14-2002, 02:16 PM
I usually eat a bagel while i am driving home, then two eggs as soon as i get there. I just wanted to make sure there was no scientific reason why eating before training could effect my workout in a negative way.

01-14-2002, 02:18 PM
that isn't large.

01-14-2002, 02:22 PM
True. That's not a lot of food. And even if it was, it wouldn't technically be physically harmful for you to lift on a full stomach. I just think it's much more comfortable to lift once your stomach's had a good amount of time to digest first.

the doc
01-14-2002, 02:35 PM