What do you eat before training?

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  1. FLMikeATT

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    I did a search, but nothing popped up.

    I'm wondering if I'm eating enough before class. I usually have 2 slices of wheat bread about an hour before class. Is this good? Should I eat more or eat something else?

    What, and how long do you eat before training?
     
  2. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth Roxa n' Roll

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    I like to down a couple of tallboys before training. Maybe a nip of Black Label if I'm feeling frisky.
     
  3. FLMikeATT

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    meh. I'm trying to improve my diet and I really don't know shit about nutrition, so I'm wondering if I should change my before-training eating habits.
     
  4. jerrylundergard

    jerrylundergard Green Belt

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    I would go with at least two slices of 100% whole wheat pbj or banana and a 300ml milk/20-30gram whey protein shake 1.5 hours before training. Everyone is different with how fast their stomachs get the stuff rolling so youll have to experiment a bit. Always follow up the training with a quick whey shack and fruit or something to feed the muscles.
     
  5. FLMikeATT

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    Sounds good. I'll try this. I do love me a good pbj sandwich.
     
  6. steelshin666

    steelshin666 Orange Belt

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    I have pretty much the same as above. I buy this bread called Health Nut, it's fucking amazing, a big tablespoon of PB and a banana. After training, I hit the whey shake. Good stuff.
     
  7. TSLx89

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    I go with a small portion of a protein source like tuna or chicken along with a banana or two. Maybe some oatmeal instead of the protein source depending on what I feel liike having. No reason for backing this except complex carbs which give you energy along with some protein. I usually eat this at around 1.5 hours before training.
     
  8. Thrawn33

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    My practices are at lunchtime, so I usually eat after. If i decide to eat lunch at all...
     
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    PB and J like one hour before..maybe a banana and some water. anything else and i feel sick.
     
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    A couple hours before I eat chicken in a whole wheat tortilla and take a multivitamin. On the way to class, usually 1/2 hour before, I have some Gatorade and half of a Cliff bar (only half cuz they're like $1.50 each and I'm cheap) for some quick release carbs. Right after class I have a protein shake with a banana mixed in and fish oil pills and then try and eat a healthy dinner about an hour later. Works for me.
     
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    About 2 hours before, I stop eating anything that might make me toss my cookies. Maybe a banana and some propel and water. Hydrate! If I do eat. It has to be something lite like chicken or rice. Small portions.
     
  12. LordarshynBJJ

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    I don't eat any sooner than 3 hours before training.

    i like eating tuna, chicken, turkey...all kinds of low fat high protien.

    if i eat within the 3 hours it's usually some type of fruit.
     
  13. Theodore

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    I usually train at 10 am, so I eat bfast around 7:45 or 8. Usually something small, my stomach has to be damn near empty or I'll yak. I like to push the cardio about as far as I can, especially now since I have a tourney in a few weeks.
     
  14. Knots619

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    i dont usually eat anything right before training.....
     
  15. wOg

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    AM Training (2 hours before): fruit, chicken or salmon, cheese

    PM Training (4 hours before): pork or beef, salad
     
  16. Art Vandelay

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    I try and eat a good balanced breakfast, because I don't like to train after a big lunch. I'll eat a banana and drink a gatorade or vitamin water on the way to the gym. Sometimes I'll remember the peri-workout nutrition paranoia of my serious lifting days, and will have a protein shake with simple carbs.

    I used to drink a protein shake and then eat a meal an hour after, but now I eat whatever. I could be way under or over the estimated calories I would look towards, but I've seen no significant change in body composition.

    Here's an example. Breakfast-Kashi cereal, milk, banana. Lunch-Protein shake, Cheetos, Vitamin Water. Dinner/Post Training-fried chicken, granola bars, sweet tea. That is a horrific diet. Amazing what the body does with pig slop if the training is hard enough. I clean it up if I need to cut, but nothing like the insanity of my previous daily diet.
     
  17. Goat Meal

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    I eat real small, so I have some pretzels and water about 45 minutes out.
     
  18. El Ninja

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    Same here. Usually it's 2 hours for me.
     
  19. Prokofievian

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    Right now, I go to jiu jitsu right from school. The healthiest thing on the way there is a lebanese place so I usually have a shawarma and a water about and hour and half before school. I haven't had any stomach issues while training yet.

    Plus, shawarmas are fucking delicious.
     
  20. HawaiiJits

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    this past class i got away with eating a pork chop dinner with potatoes like 40 minutes before. Stomach hurt a little but i was alright, i kinda want to stick with the PB and banana sandwich though.
     

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