preworkout......ever have this happen?
02-21-2007 02:37 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 03:14 PM
I work out in the mornings, and I almost never eat before I go.
02-21-2007 03:20 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 03:23 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 09:13 PM
i agree with you totally. Honestly, how much catabolism can occur if one eats great throughout the day, with enough energy and strength to have a good workout, and as long as he/she finishes up with a nice postworkout meal.......i just cant see how DETRIMENTAL not eating a preworkout meal "90 min before working out" can be THAT bad.
Originally Posted by millenium girl
just my opinion.
02-21-2007 10:13 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 11:56 PM
I agree that if your eating well thru the day, then a preworkout meal isn't that vital, but I disagree with waking up in the morning and goin straight to the gym without eating anything. You've been fasting all night and going straight to the gym without supplying your body with some energy is asking for catabolism. I'm more than ready to eat as soon as I get out of bed. I couldn't imagine going to the gym on an empty stomach and lifting. You might get away with some low intensity cardio for fat loss, but anything else is risking your lean mass.
Originally Posted by livebono
02-23-2007 01:19 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 01:27 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 02:37 PM
For instance with me....i coach high school track/football. So, when i leave the field, i would like to eat something as soon as i get in my car, and then head straight to the gym.
Originally Posted by Supa Freek 420
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 08:59 PM
a scoop of whey and oats would be ideal. but you may find that not to conveinant, in that case i would opt for a protein bar. hope this helps bro
Originally Posted by msucurt
02-24-2007 09:59 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 11:58 PM
thanks man. So, basically, you eat 2 pieces of whole wheat bread and drink a 40g whey drink right after u workout. Just curious, would u feel like eating a shake with 3/4C oats and 40g whey liquid shake would be better (faster absorption)...I like your postworkout, just curious as to your thoughts on postworkout nutrition.
Originally Posted by bLacKjAck.
02-27-2007 03:17 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 03:22 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 08:42 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.
03-08-2007 12:53 AM
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 12:48 PM
If i did this, i my stomach would be feeling bloated, and probably would end up with a half a sandwich on the floor.
Originally Posted by PumpYouUp
03-08-2007 03:43 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 12:12 PM
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.
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