View Full Version : Pre-Workout: What to Eat? What Do You Eat???

02-14-2002, 10:16 AM
Trying to get the pre-workout meal down - I've heard from some that it is good to eat few carbs to force your body use its glycogen and begin to tap into your fat. Is this true?? What do people here generally do PRE-workout? Thanks for all the info, advice, sharing :)

02-14-2002, 11:43 AM
about hour and a half before I workout I have 1 tbsp peanut butter/slice of bread and a cup of milk...

02-14-2002, 02:31 PM
Eat high gi carbs and BCAA's or some fast digesting protein.

So like a dextrose/whey shake.

02-14-2002, 04:21 PM
I eat chicken, veg and one whole egg.

Soon i'll add some cottage cheese to the fray :)

02-14-2002, 04:44 PM

How do you prep the egg - scramble? hard-boil? raw??

02-14-2002, 04:46 PM
i hard boil a batch all at once and have them ready for when i need them :)

I occasionally have omelettes or scrambled eggs, but that is in a completely different meal of the day.

02-14-2002, 08:27 PM
I've been seeing great results and energy from 2/3 cup of oatmeal and 20 g protein worth of tuna.

02-14-2002, 09:18 PM
Chicken Daddy and UnEven:

Thanks for the info on the eggs and diet C.D. and the pre-workout tuna and oatmeal sounds like a great plan U.E. :cool:

02-15-2002, 06:53 AM
Originally posted by aeckhardt
Eat high gi carbs and BCAA's or some fast digesting protein.

So like a dextrose/whey shake.

I've always read/heard the total opposite.

02-15-2002, 10:12 AM
When eating protein for pre workout meal, would it be better to eat slow or fast digesting protein, or does it even matter? Like for example, I'll mix whey protein powder in my oatmeal, but would I get better results if I was eating an egg, milk, or cottage cheese with my oatmeal?

Slim Schaedle
02-15-2002, 11:08 AM
So like a dextrose/whey shake
sounds more like a POST workout shake

02-15-2002, 11:33 AM
CBates, I don't think it would matter.

02-15-2002, 11:42 AM
Eating those directly before a workout(20 min) could help offset muscle protein breakdown during weight training. A recent article I read suggests a small amount of protein(10-15g) and a small amount of high GI carbs is good to eat directly before working out. It also suggests sipping on a drink containing a small amount of high GI carbs while working out, which is something I've always liked to do. I put one scoop of powdered gatorade in my 1.5 liter bottle of water and drink it all at the gym. It's only 14g of carbs, all of which is from sugar. Then, after my workout, I'll load up on the high GI carbs and whey protein.

02-15-2002, 01:11 PM
while bulking, 2 hours before my workout I eat about 40-50g of low gi carbs, 40g protein and then 20 minutes before my workout, I down a shake consisting of 30g Dextrose, 20g Whey, and sometimes toss in 5g Creatine/5g Glutamine as well. Its working fabulous.

02-15-2002, 01:22 PM
I consume a lot of complex carbs an hour or so before working-out and a bit of protein.

I wash it down with good 'ole H20 to ensure hydration.

I'm not really into the supps. I just eat a lot of food and work hard while at the gym.

Works for me and I have more money to play on. Afterall I'm not gett'in paid to do this.


02-15-2002, 01:26 PM
I usually have a low GI carb... (tends to be 3/4 cup oatmeal) mixed with a scoop of whey and cooked. I eat a can of tuna and have a cup of coffee or two. Thats 2 hours before I lift. It works well for me. ;)

02-15-2002, 02:06 PM
~salutes MRJ, WBB's hero~

02-16-2002, 10:42 AM
Chicken, after you hard-boil your eggs, do you store them in the fridge or do you keep them outside?

02-16-2002, 11:14 AM
i cool them down with cold water and leave them in the pan still in the cold water until the entire eg is cold. After that i sometimes put them in the fridge, but most of the time i cook enough for that day so they never actually make it to the fridge. They make it into mah belly instead :)