View Full Version : Pre Workout Snack

02-21-2002, 10:06 AM
I have a quick questoin for you guys. I've read that a protein shake is good after your workout, but should I eat anything before I lift. I usually lift around 5:30 or 6:00 and I haven't eaten since lunch. I'm not usually hungy, but should I lift on an empty stomach. Any suggestions?

02-21-2002, 10:10 AM
protein +carbs 1hr before lifting = GOOD WORKOUT,WHY? do u want the BARBELL to fall on your chest when doing bench?

Protein shake+1/2oatmeal
5eggwhites + Oats
1/2cup cottage cheese + Oats

or you can have brown rice,sweet potato.........whaeva

02-21-2002, 10:18 AM
Yeah, what Reso said, have some low gi carbs and some protein about 1 hour and a 1/2 before workout. What works really good for me is 1/2 cup of oatmeal and some protein (about 20 grams of protein using one of the following: tuna, eggs, milk, turkey, or sometimes I'll just add whey protein powder in my oatmeal).

02-21-2002, 10:20 AM
late afternoon is definitely a good time to put a snack in.

i'd be careful with the timing though...i know if i eat any earlier than an hour before lifting i tend to get extremely nauseous. that timing is going to depend on you of course...but for me it's an hour.

02-21-2002, 10:20 AM
Thanks y'all, I think I can manag that.

02-21-2002, 11:24 AM
I have a bunch of cheerios (regular) at home. Is it OK to use this with protein powder pre w/o instead of the regular oats?

02-21-2002, 05:36 PM
That should be ok. Cheerios aren't THAT bad for ya. ;) Course the oatmeal may be better.

02-21-2002, 05:41 PM
an hour and a half before working out i eat a tuna fish sandwich, a few hardboiled eggs, and a granola bar, then around the same thing after wards, in my opinion the meals around the training are most valuable, i also usually eat alot of yogurt before

02-21-2002, 05:42 PM
but beware, the eggs might not fully digest till after the workout, and if your gonna do cardio or a hard legs workout thatll tire you out dont eat em, i wouldnt want anyone puking their guts out at the gym, oh drink lots and lots and lots and lots of water

02-22-2002, 03:28 AM
Caramel corn!

Aint bulking great? Man oh man, cutting is going to SUCK!