Carbohydrates for Cardio
- 02-15-2008, 07:38 PM
Carbohydrates for Cardio
Before I make any more random purchases, I'd like to hear your opinion on a good carbohydrate source before a cardio session or ansession.
With the majority of my cardio sessions coming in the early mornings, I'm having a difficult time a) finding a meal that digests quickly, and b) putting it down rather than forcing it down(not a big appetite in the mornings usually). Lately I've tried some meals such as a bagel, pasta, things like that.
The options I'm considering has been the powdered carbohydrates, but I'm looking moreso towards benefits rather than vascularity effects... so I'm not clear where to look. , waxy maize starch, and a few others come to mind, but I cannot decide if they fit the job. Currently using AP and as well.
I'd like to also add that I ALWAYS eat before a cardio session. Some of my sessions last fairly long, and going in without breakfast just isn't an option for me. I lag bad without food, and I'd be launching myself into an immensly catabolic state. So far, my normal meal (after I force it down) digests in around 60 minutes, and sometimes I still end up pitstopping for the bathroom. For anyone who has experience that during any sort of session, you know how frustrating that is!
Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
- 02-15-2008, 07:46 PM
I would definitely have to go with SuperCarb for endurance purposes like this. SuperCarb will give you a sustained stream of glucose for a steady energy supply as opposed to the super quick absorption of WMS and other regular sugars.
Check this out, written by Rodja:
- 02-15-2008, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the reply Rpen.
Definitly interested in trying this, as it's simple and will be an easy meal to consistantly stick to in the morning. Would this be a sufficient source for an extended session? Or would it be best if combined with another carbohydrate as a base source, such as bread/pasta. Just wondering how long it will last for fuel.
02-15-2008, 08:06 PM
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