Morning pre-workout nutrition

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by GeekGoneBad, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. GeekGoneBad

    GeekGoneBad White Belt

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    Anyone here have to lift in the morning but don't get much time to eat and digest something pre-workout? I find it tough to eat or drink much at all, other than say, a fruit and water, without feeling sick during my workout. The drawback is that I'm sure I'm not at top form with lower blood sugar. For some reason I'm more liable to feel like puking while training in the morning than at any other time of day but that's the only time I get to train. Any suggestions?
     
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    B3rserk3R Brown Belt

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    I used to eat pretty much right before my workout (30 minutes between walking to the gym and warming up before starting work sets) when I was in school, and had the same issue. I settled into eating a small helping old fashioned oatmeal with a side of yogurt and fruit, which is pretty girly eating, but it kept my stomach in line, then I'd eat a real breakfast after.
     
  3. Jake Martin

    Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

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    I have a slice of Ezekiel bread, toasted and some water (or possibly a scoop of protein in my water as well) and hit it about 45-60 mins later. Of course I have a peri-workout drink but it's sipped slowly over the course of the workout so it doesn't bother me to much.

    This is what works for me.
     
  4. Vedic

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    I workout on a empty stomach minus Vendetta or whatever else I am taking pre-WO, but even then most of the time its a empty stomach. What type of training are we talking?
     
  5. takeahnase

    takeahnase watching the swarm

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    I used to weight train in the mornings. I got up, ate a banana and drank a glass of water. I then drove to the gym and drank a Surge replica during/after the work out.
     
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    I do most AM workouts (lifting or jitsu) on a bowl of cereal. Not sugar cereal (i.e. kids cereal) but Raisin Bran, Frosted mini-wheats, Smart Starts, etc. Then I get my stuff and roll out. Enough to give me energy and not let me feel famished, but not heavy enough to roll me down.

    Before some AM jitsu classes I'll go with a 3 or 4 egg turkey omelet, but I time it so it has about 75 minutes to digest before class starts.

    Maybe I have really fast ****bolism, but I can't imagine a bowl of cereal or a couple eggs making me feel queezy or weighted down.
     
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    McLovin_I_am Blue Belt

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    i always lift at about 6 30 am and i drink a glass of water, protein bar and my pre work out supplement
     
  8. antipaladin

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    I swear by the Promax bars from Trader Joes. I usually wake up about an hour before my kickboxing class and eat one about 30 minutes before class, washed down with lots of water. One of them gets me through a full work-out and then some; I usually don't feel hungry again for another couple hours.

    They come in almost a dozen flavors, have less than 300 calories, and are $1.19 each. Nothing beats them.
     
  9. ronin0352

    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    I want to go ahead and thank you for recommending this to me a while back too. I like it, and it seems to work just fine, but I do add some BCAAs to it.
     
  10. ThePitBull32

    ThePitBull32 Green Belt

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    I don't know how you guys do it. I wake up ravenous...I usually eat about four eggs and a big bowl of oatmeal, and wash it down with a pot of coffee. Then im ready to hit the gym. But, i have an iron stomach and never feel sick from eating before a workout.
     
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    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    It's not by choice, trust me. When I have days off from work I will eat a good breakfast and wait before going to the gym. When I'm working though, I don't have time until I get to work, my schedule sucks.
     
  12. justint

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    You should lay off the Promax bars. Although they do taste pretty good, they are basically candy bars with a crappy protein blend in them. Read the ingredients list. I believe corn syrup is the second or third ingredient listed.
     
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    joe broadway Unbeatable

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    when i used to workout in the morning I would choke a bowl of oatmeal down with some honey or fruit. it worked well for me...i would eat it only about 15 minutes before the workout
     
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    Try a little lactaid milk mixed with cinnamon and muscle milk in a blender. i have been using the concoction for years with excellent results and no bloat.
     
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    He's right these things are loaded with garbage
     
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    FYI the reason i say lactaid is that even if you don't have a milk digestion issue, this stuff goes down easy.
     
  17. antipaladin

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    Well, that explains why they taste so good...:icon_sad:

    Back to the old standby of cold soba noodles w/ teriyaki sauce.
     
  18. just prep a meal the night before and eat it in the morning.

    wake up, take supplements (1hour before hitting weights), eat food (30min before hitting weights)

    drink peri-WO drink during the hitting of the weights.

    eat PWO meal after hitting the weights.
     

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