preworkout......ever have this happen?
- 02-21-2007, 01:37 PM
preworkout......ever have this happen?
double-post (from the exercise forum)
Yesterday, i was extremely busy and ended up staying at work till 9pm. I didnt have time to go home and eat a preworkout meal/shake, so i just went straight to the gym and worked out.
I had an extremely great workout.....didnt get tired....had great pumps, etc.
My question. I know pre-workout is important, but how important? Obviously you must get your postworkout drink in, but honestly, im not so sure that i really need a big preworkout drink, maybe somethign small...maybe nothing at all....
just shooting out an idea.
anyone else feel this way....??
- 02-21-2007, 02:14 PM
I work out in the mornings, and I almost never eat before I go.
- 02-21-2007, 02:20 PM
I have like 1 serving of whey w/ my supplements post workout and after I have another shake w/ l-glutamine, the rest of my supplements and some chic breast and broccoli
02-21-2007, 02:23 PM
I never have anything at least 3 hours before my workout and that doesn't bother me at all. I think that my stomach is thanking me for this.
02-21-2007, 08:13 PM
just my opinion.
02-21-2007, 09:13 PM
I think a lot of it has to do with what you've eaten throughout the day leading up to the workout, so in some cases, eating right before is not nearly as important as the postworkout meal. I usually focus more on what I eat after my workout, and during the day beforehand, not necessarily the hour or so before i train
02-21-2007, 10:56 PM
02-23-2007, 12:19 PM
I dont like to eat too close to a workout. Ill usually have a whey shake with about 35 grams protein 2 1/2 hrs before lifting.
Hitting the 1-1 1/2 grams/day is more important.
02-23-2007, 12:27 PM
I have done it both ways and personally I prefer my immediate preworkout meal to be 1.5 - 2 hours prior.
02-23-2007, 01:37 PM
What would be something very simple for me to consume so that my stomach isnt full and all my blood trying to digest a big preworkout meal.
I am thinking something along the lines of a...
1. small, homemade MRP bar.
2. piece of fruit (banana, apple, berries, etc)
3. 1scoop whey & 1/4C oats...
basically, just want to finish work, eat, and head to the gym. All in 30-45 minutes till working out.
im babbling, sorry
02-24-2007, 07:59 PM
02-24-2007, 08:59 PM
I can workout on an empty stomach. But if I really want my workout to be killer, and put up that extra 10 lbs on everything I do 40g whey/1hr pre....and 1 heaping scoop of SMASH 15 min/pre (tastes soo good). Then I am JACKED for my workout. For post I consume 50g (2 slices whole wheat) and another 40g protein shake. With my l-glut pills. This regimen has helped me get bigger than I ever was before.:bruce1:
02-24-2007, 10:58 PM
02-27-2007, 02:17 PM
I prefer not to ingest anything less than 45 min pre-wo. If I do it will be honey/bcaa or honey/whey at about 30g/20g CHO to protein/aa ratio.
02-27-2007, 02:22 PM
I workout too early in the morning to get anything substantial in my system (as in usable during my workout) without getting GI discomfort. So, other than my pre-workout CEE, AAKG, and Scorch, I use Xtend (4 scoops on lifting days, 2 scoops on cardio days). I drink about 1/2 up until my workout, then the other half is gone by about 1/2 way through my workout.
02-27-2007, 07:42 PM
i have 1-2 bananas and a protein shake about an hour before i workout. It works great for me. Its easy on my stomach and i dont feel "stomach heavy" during my workout.
03-07-2007, 11:53 PM
Am I the only 1 that will eat anywhere from 30 to 15 mins before working out? Not a large meal or anything just a sandwich or something, plus I do 15-20mins cardio right before the heavy lifting! I have never felt anything adverse from eating right before lifting.
03-08-2007, 11:48 AM
03-08-2007, 02:43 PM
Im with mscurt with that if youve still got food in your stomach, whether you feel full or not, valuable blood in in yout powerful stomach muscles and NOT in your workout muscles. id say depending on the person 1-2.5 hours out pre workout, if you dont eat for 3 hours workout for 1 then drive home and cook your 5 hours between meals so that why id suggest max 2.5 hours but most of us plan ahead and either have leftovers on hand or shake powders ready to go.
03-09-2007, 11:12 AM
The only thing that really makes me feel bloated is drinking a lot of water while using creatine. I do for the most part eat try to eat at least an hour before working out but sometimes its just not in the cards.
03-09-2007, 11:29 AM
I workout every morning around 6am And all I have before hand is a preworkout NO booster drink like No Explode or Shock or Smash. But after I workout I have a Shake and breakfast. If I ate first i think I would Puke.
03-12-2007, 09:06 AM
just my opinion.
04-21-2008, 02:45 PM
if i dont take my pre wrkout supp. i get that yawn halfway into my workout... after that three seconds of oxegen enters my lungs every weight seems a little heavyer.
04-21-2008, 03:36 PM
I hate it when I just can't 'wake up'... feel flat, tired, unmotivated. Could be overtraining... could be a million things.
Of course, caffeine + yohimbine-HCL has nipped that in the butt for now.
04-21-2008, 04:09 PM
04-25-2008, 03:24 PM
Here is my latest PRE-WORKOUT concoction i have been using....
6 caps INTRAXCELL
ECA (25mg , 200mg , 81mg)
GMS (bulk - 2tbls)
then INTRABOLIC during my workout.....
I like it thus far.
04-25-2008, 04:07 PM
If you're not feeling hungry pre-workout, then it really isn't a big deal at all. Carbs are optional (depending on whether you want to lose weight) but fats and at least a little protein are really helpful IMO.
Pre-workout doesn't matter nearly as much as Post-workout, when you absolutely need carbs and protein with as little fat as possible.
Oh, but if you have supplements pre-workout, it really helps tremendously with absorption to have a little food with it.
04-25-2008, 04:15 PM
Having an apple pre-w/o is an awesome option. The carb content gives you good energy and it's light enough that you won't feel full or bloated while lifting.
04-25-2008, 06:05 PM
04-25-2008, 07:15 PM
04-25-2008, 08:37 PM
i take AP with a big meal about 30-45 mins before i lift. i never have any problems with cramps or stomach problems. ive also seen the best results so far with this method. ive also done this without AP without any problems. just that AP helps with a little bit better pump during. but i think with anything else in this sport/activity/obsession/lifestyle, everyone has to find what works best for them.
04-25-2008, 09:35 PM
Personally, I coordinate my workout around my meals. I don't just rush to have a pre-workout whatever then zip to the gym. I eat wholesome, solid meals every three hours after I wake up and then work out sometime in between. I really just pick one of my meals and consider that my pre-woirkout, then 45 min later go to the gym and follow up with a light drink of some O.J mixed with vanilla whey.
04-26-2008, 03:35 PM
i sometimes go to do cardio at about 5 a.m. and i never eat before, only thing i will take is some ragnarok to get me goin. What i have started doing is eating a small bowl of oatmeal (half a serving maybe) an hour or so before i go and work out, has been doing me very nicely.
04-26-2008, 03:36 PM
04-26-2008, 03:50 PM
I'm trying to burn off a bit of fat is that main reason I'm doing it. I personally don't believe that muscle catabolism will occur in one morning where i don't eat before I work out as long as i have body fat and eat throughout the rest of the day.
04-26-2008, 03:56 PM
04-26-2008, 04:18 PM
04-26-2008, 08:57 PM
However, if you do insist upon eating no pre-workout meal, then at least have some peanut butter or some kind of fat to keep your body slowly digesting so as not to enter into any starving state which will have a rough impact on your metabolism for the rest of the day.
The general rule is to eat lots in the morning and lunch (when metabolism is highest), but taper off to very little for dinner when trying to lose fat.
04-27-2008, 06:46 AM
Before you do AM cardio have a cup of coffee or green tea and while you're doing it, sip on something like Xtend or Purple Wraath. The weight will come off, it won't affect you're muscle, and you'll be very healthy as to always eat whole foods and real meals.
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