Pre Workout Options

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by BigIsland, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. BigIsland

    BigIsland White Belt

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    My gym has these intense circuit type training sessions @ 6am that i've been enjoying but i've been having trouble getting my preworkout nutrition situated properly.

    workouts consists of 4 - 5 stations, 1 minute each then the same stations for 30 seconds each then a "rest" wich might be some jumping jacks / push ups or a quick run. then the cycle repeats again.

    what would you reccomend for a preworkout meal?

    i've tried fasting, couldnt finish the workout. felt weak.

    tried eating @ 5am, but got sick(not enough time to digest?)

    what would you guys reccomend?
     
  2. oasfc

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    if you cannot manage anything that is heavy in carbs i would try eating fruit for some good natural sugars.
     
  3. BigIsland

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    whats a good time frame to do so?

    i've heard some people say a fruit 10 - 15 min works , others say a regular meal 2 hours before and a shake 10 minutes before?

    appreciate the feedback...just trying to figure it out!

    btw, my primary goal is weight loss i have lost 20lbs in 2 months doing these training sessions just once a week with regular wokrouts for the rest of it. not trying to bulk up or fight just trying to lose weight..<<<if this info helps at all.
     
  4. steroid-doc

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    1 apple or bannana and a little whey protien(25g ish)

    love eggs up your anus make you excited and give you a boost for long sessions
     
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    I eat a sandwich or chicken and rice.
     
  6. junkyard dog

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    I would just try water as you have before but if you stick with it for a few days you will adapt and get use to it.

    If not maybe something like whey+gatorade before would do the trick, just try a few things and see how they work for you.
     
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    A protein shake with nuts/nattypb or a fruit like a banana would work
     
  8. BigIsland

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    whats the appropriate time frames to eat / drink these things?
     
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    whatever feels comfortable, if i eat anything earlier than 60 mins before training I will puke it up , usualy 90 mins feels about right, thats just me though , earlier the better , if you can handle 45 mins before workout i would stick with that .
     
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    if i have training @ 6.AM would it be okay to wake up @ 4:eek:o eat a small meal (oatmeal, fruit) then go back to sleep and then wake up and head straight to the gym?
     
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    cup of coffee with a lot of milk, banana, peach, b complex and a lot of water of course.
    i have no scientific justification for this.
    it
     
  13. ASEGSEA

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    That's your body telling you you're low on sugars.

    My earlies consisted of a small bowl of oatmeal with protein and sugar mixed in. I felt fine.

    I tried having just a gatorade and still felt sick. I suppose I needed more substanance.
     
  14. dropshot001

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    Yes. That would work. It would give you time to digest the food so you are good to go come training time
     
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    I'm in the same boat man. I wake up at 6am to train at 6:30, so I look for something that will do the job, as I normally train in the evenings and eat a well rounded meal with a good 90 minutes to digest.

    I think you need protein and carb, but how you do it is up to you. Today at 6:10 I tried greek yogurt giving me some of both. I was dying after 2 rolls, but I think it's because I ate like shit yesterday and slept about 5 hours. Not to mention both rolls were with an animal. After nearly passing out, I rejoined an easier guy and was fine.

    Last time I tried 2 bananas and did ok, but I had a small feeling of a possible puke coming.

    I might think a protein bar giving about 15g, then maybe an orange or glass of grape juice or something might do the trick. I really think it's trial and error though as it will vary from person to person...some fully fast, and I couldn't do that.
     
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    I'm another early workout guy. I lift in the mornings and played with a lot of stuff before I found something that worked. I take a 50g whey isolate shake and then have either a banana or some natty pb/handful of almonds. I have the shake measured out the night before so all I do is add water and I'm good to go. I wait about a half hour and then take my prewo supp and leave for the gym (about five min away) and train
     
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    Lowfat milk + whey protein + dextrose + oats + creatine + instant coffee/cocoa + shake/blend gives a good booost. Nothing really to digest as such, so shouldn't get sick but 15-20mins pre to let it start doing its magic.
     
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    shakes are my favorite for pre work out.... throw some peanut butter and oats in there if a regular shake doesnt sustain you.

    you absorb it quick and the energy last through my workouts.
     
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    I did fine today with a 15g of protein balance bar and a single serving of OJ about 20 minutes before class started. I was good. Since it's just an open mat, I also found out that you can roll with that 100% guy right off the bat. I did that last time and once the round was up and I sat down the freakin room started spinning. Ease into the hard work, and ease out of it as well (don't just go 100% then go sit down as soon as you can). Seemed to work quite well for me today.
     
  20. ronin0352

    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    I've never had a problem getting through a heavy lifting session after a 30-36 hour fast...are you sure that's not just in your head?
     

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