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David
02-20-2002, 01:40 PM
Alright, so here's the lay down

i wake up at 5am....i work out at 5:30am.

what would be a better food to eat before working out and why?

1 serving of rice + 1 protein shake

or

1 banana + 1 protein shake

:help:

The_Chicken_Daddy
02-20-2002, 01:47 PM
Neither IMO.

I use real food first thing.

up to you tho.

ericg
02-20-2002, 01:48 PM
Try a can of tuna

Nothing like tuna in the morning

syntekz
02-20-2002, 01:49 PM
I'd go with oatmeal and protein.

David
02-20-2002, 05:32 PM
Alright....not quite the answers i was looking for but ok.....anybody else?

Qea
02-20-2002, 07:55 PM
try downing a protein shake alone

No point in consuming too much carbs 1/2 hr before u workout,especially if you're taking in solid food, cuz it wont be digested or absorbed in time to be used then. You'll be pulling from your glycogen pools from your previous day's meals.

You'd still need protein in any case

just my 2 cents. Dunno how much validity that has, maybe some other nutrition guru can verify that

David
02-21-2002, 08:25 AM
bump!

hemants
02-21-2002, 08:35 AM
First thing in the morning your muscle glycogen stores may be low so I'd guess that Oatmeal or rice would be a better choice before weight training.

David
02-21-2002, 09:53 AM
yes.....but i simply just wanted to know what would be better, rice or banana?

hemants
02-21-2002, 10:17 AM
rice

David
02-21-2002, 12:46 PM
ok

CBates
02-21-2002, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by hemants
rice

If he is working out 30 minutes after eating why would rice be ideal? Since it's low gi it would take about an hour to 2 hours to digest , when he could take the banana which is higher gi and digest a lot quicker.

hemants
02-21-2002, 01:16 PM
Hmmmm, not a huge difference between them in terms of GI (69vs77) but the Banana would have more fructose which wouldn't aid in his workout right?

CBates
02-21-2002, 01:24 PM
I'm not sure if fructose would have any impact on pre workout or not. Anybody know for sure? Also since he is working out pretty much right after he's eating, wouldn't he be better off going with some high GI carbs for this meal?

David
02-21-2002, 01:31 PM
alright, alright.....so what do you fellas suggest i should do?