I was just wondering what people like to eat before a workout for big energy and endurance and how long before they workout they eat. I have been trying new things but im always open to other people ideas on whats good.
When bulking I notice no difference regardless of what I get before I workout. Solid meal or weightgainer shake, 600 or 1200 cals it really makes no difference seeing as I'm working off what I ate before that anyway. I usually eat 1 hour or sooner, prior to training.
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I'm cutting right now, and carb cycling on a generally lower carb, higher fat plan, so I target my carbs around my lifts. I have a small protein and slow carb meal about an hour before I lift, another small protein and carb meal immediately after.
Excellent, thanks for the input.
I drink a protein shake 15-20 minutes before I lift; I've found that it does, indeed, increase my power during my workouts.
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I've been doing that, like a half out before i workout.
When bulking, the pre-workout meal I've found to be best for me is 3 cups brown rice + 15 egg whites.
Unfortunately, that's close to my daily intake of cals when cutting on UD2, so my pre-workout meal now is negligible .
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Hmm, really? I sometimes hear people talking about taking protein before and after they lift; I just take it after I lift.Originally Posted by MM
On the back of my *bottle* of whey it says to also have a shake before workouts as it "increases nitrogen in your muscles" or something to that effect.
Of course they could just want me to eat, then later buy, more of their product.
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I drink a protein shake, have some oats, and eat an egg whites about a half hour before lifting.
Originally Posted by Hazerboy
I drink a small protein shake 45 minutes to an hour before a workout.
How does this sound. About 1-1.5 hours before I go work out
1cups of oats/1scoops whey/4egg whites/2cup of skim milk Total: cals 600 F:8g/C:63g/P:68g since I usually work out in the morning this would be my breakfast/pre-work out
and for Post-workout shake 2scoops whey/1 banana Total: 300cals F:3g/C:33g/P:37g then about an hour after i'd have my post workout meal
Is this good or should I change something? Im on a bulk btw.
Looks good, but I'd add in some more carbs post-workout. Some people will say dextrose or malto, I'd say more oats would be fine.Originally Posted by YungLifter
Ok great I was thinking about adding 1/2 cup of oats but wasn't sure if i should. So the banana is ok in the postw/o shake?
Yes, especially if you add another carb source to the mix. Fructose preferentially fills liver glycogen (which you DO want full anyway), but you're really after re-filling muscle glycogen following a workout. The oats should go towards that.Originally Posted by YungLifter
Well here's what I do...
Breakfast at 6 am - 1 cup oatmeal w/ skim milk, grapefruit, one scoop whey w/ skim milk.
Lift at 8 am or so, sipping a shake (40grams dextrose, 48grams whey, 1 ts creatine in water) throughout so that it is gone by the end of the workout.
Have a solid meal (whole wheat pasta and chicken and veg's or whatever) an hour after lifting.
Seems to be ok.
pre workout: baked potato with a tspn of olive oil / cottage cheese or protein shake
post workout: can of soda, creatine, protein shake, apple/banana