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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    PreWorkout Nutrition

    I train 1st thing in the morning. I'm usually at the gym within 15-20 minutes of waking up. I usually will do a scoop of Waxy (35g) with some free form BCAA and EAA (15-20 grams) before hitting the gym. I do not know that I could stomach too much more food/liquid in my gut as I am about to hit the weights. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireRescue View Post
    I train 1st thing in the morning. I'm usually at the gym within 15-20 minutes of waking up. I usually will do a scoop of Waxy (35g) with some free form BCAA and EAA (15-20 grams) before hitting the gym. I do not know that I could stomach too much more food/liquid in my gut as I am about to hit the weights. Any suggestions?
    Have you tried other carbohydrates in place of waxy maize? Or do you prefer WMS over fruit / honey / maltodextrin / etc.?
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    I am not a huge fan of dextrose or malto. I have not tried fruit but I'd guess something with more substance in my stomach would be worse but I'm not sure. Funny you mention honey because I was actually considering that.

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    I too train 30 minutes after waking, I'm experimenting at the moment. So far oats, flaxseed, and 1 scoop of protein in water 25 minutes before training seems the best. After I workout I have a protein and carb shake, 2 scoops with 49g of carb in. I then walk a fast pace to work for 25mins.

    I'm interested to know if I'm getting it right, it's only been a week on HCT and early morning working out - so fr so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireRescue View Post
    I am not a huge fan of dextrose or malto. I have not tried fruit but I'd guess something with more substance in my stomach would be worse but I'm not sure. Funny you mention honey because I was actually considering that.
    My personal experience with WMS is that it is a bit heavy and therefore I would not recommend it for pre-workout nutrition.

    For simple carbohydrates I would recommend either a banana or honey; honey is especially good because it is non-perishable and would not give you a lot of volume in your stomach. If you are looking for some complex carbohydrates (sustained energy) then I would recommend oatmeal.

    Assuming that you are using powdered BCAA's you could always take them intra-workout instead of pre-workout to avoid feeling too full prior to training.
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