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arya202
08-24-2006, 11:37 AM
I have hell week this week and next week for water polo and for breakfast I only have like 20 minutes so I've just been eating granola bars for the energy. We do stuff like hardcore swimming running up stadium bleachers running laps, etc etc.

The question is, should I have some protien before to try to conserve my muscles? Because I don't want to end up barfing it up? If I have to wake up earlier and eat it then how many minutes before do I need to get up?

I usually feel sick if I have protien rich stuff like meats and whey before I weightlift so for swimming I'm imagining my stomach will not be too happy. Anyway what do you guys think?

ddegroff
08-24-2006, 12:10 PM
I would say you need to consume the protein about 1hr before hand. The only reason i say that is because you mentioned whey making you sick. If you have enough fuel your body will use that instead of your muscles.

Just keep eatin' some kind of CHO in a good amount before you do your training and you should be good.

arya202
08-24-2006, 12:44 PM
I would say you need to consume the protein about 1hr before hand. The only reason i say that is because you mentioned whey making you sick. If you have enough fuel your body will use that instead of your muscles.

Just keep eatin' some kind of CHO in a good amount before you do your training and you should be good.

So if I eat enough carbs I don't have to take protein because my body will use the carbs for fuel instead of my muscles right? Would you recommend this or should I I just go with the whey 1 hour before?

ddegroff
08-24-2006, 12:52 PM
The bodies perferred source of energy is CHO's. The body may use amino's for energy (5% of energy exp). So that's not really that much, just eat enough CHO's before hand. Then after the session is over go ahead and have your whey with some more CHO's.

arya202
08-24-2006, 01:13 PM
What are CHOs? Abbreviation for carbs?

ddegroff
08-24-2006, 01:15 PM
C = Carbon, H = Hydrogen, O = oxygen

Yes, an abrivation my Nutrition classes use, so it's sort of a habit.

arya202
08-24-2006, 01:17 PM
Ok thanks alot man.

ddegroff
08-24-2006, 01:22 PM
No problem, GL w/ hell week :thumbup:.

russianwol
08-24-2006, 02:05 PM
Which foods are considered CHO? O are you suggesting to chew on coal? ;)

ddegroff
08-24-2006, 04:38 PM
chew on coal ofcourse :thumbup:

Fat guy
08-25-2006, 05:16 PM
but if i wanna lose alot of fat in my cardio, they say its better to run on an empty stomach?

the doc
08-25-2006, 05:25 PM
i would concentrate on getting protein... carbs are never a problem to come by