Pre workout meal
- 11-15-2010, 05:09 PM
Pre workout meal
I take 2 cups of whey protein, but i have heard that u dont need that before u workout.Is thgat true?
I workout in the am and eat for breakfast 2 cups of oatmeal and 10 egg whites. About 2-3 hrs later i go and workout. Should skip the protein shake before i workout and replace it with something else?
- 11-29-2010, 10:41 AM
The protein shake appears to be almost a waste at this point IMO. Since you rarely use protein as a source of energy during your workout, the 10 egg whites should suffice for your intake of protein pre-workout. If anything is needed before your workout i would suggest simple carbs. You will burn your carbs first during workout so a little excess before a workout will be beneficial. Personally i like a handful of almonds before my morning workouts, decent amount of carbs and they sit well in my stomach. Good luck.
- 12-04-2010, 01:10 PM
Your morning meal is enough fuel for your workout, no need for a pre-workout shake or carbs, which will only steal blood and energy from your workout for digestion.
I have also read on this forum that simple carbs before working out do not actually get utilized during the workout. Can anyone confirm?
12-04-2010, 11:11 PM
I found BCAA, AAKG, Beta Alanine, Creatine micronized, and O.J. to work wonders for a pre workout drink.
12-05-2010, 01:44 PM
12-05-2010, 03:01 PM
I would say WPI and a bowl of oatmeal would be great. First thing in the morning you want to get some protein in your system because your fasted. Also, I think that if u eat 2-3 hrs pre workout, you will be just fine. I think as long as you give yourself and hour-hour and a half, your g2g. Those are just my thoughts and what I do. Now I WOULDNT eat a huge meal and then hit the weights. Just my 2 cents. I dont know what your goals and type of training is, but as long as your seeing progress, I wouldnt change a thing. Try a couple different things and find what works for you and your goals. Best of luck!
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