What do you guys eat (if anything) and how long before you train?

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  1. Darksky

    Darksky Blue Belt

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    Saw a show on fit.tv where this surfer (married to that tall volleyball chick i think Gabby something) said he never eats anything before he trains and he goes out in the morning and doesnt stop for 4-8 hours. Seemed absurd but the guy was totally ripped up and said food slows him down on long training sessions. Over the years I generally eat like a light meal, maybe a banana and a PJ about 1-2 hours before I train.

    What schedule has given you the most energy when you grapple at an evening class?
     
  2. hayliks

    hayliks Banned Banned

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    I like to eat cake, buffalo wings with lots of bleu cheese, maybe a pint or two of half baked ice cream, then top it off with a shot of patron, then i'm good to go and train.
     
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    protein and complex carbs 2 hours before workout. NO booster or coffee 15 mins before workout. Protein and simple carbs immediately after workout.

    That's pretty much been my eating routine. This also works around weightlifting.
     
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    protein and complex carbs 2 hours before workout. NO booster or coffee 15 mins before workout. Protein and simple carbs immediately after workout.

    That's pretty much been my eating routine. This also works around weightlifting.
     
  5. itlnheat

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    woah that dudes trippin. Well I guess in theory what hes doing works, but I can't see that being good for your muscles.. If his body doesn't have food energy to pull it's only choice is to pull from fat energy, by tapping into what is stored. Thats why people say to do cardio right when you wake up, before eating, if your trying to lose weight quickly. I do the same, light meal hour before or so.
     
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    Today my eating went like this:

    8am - super shake w/ oats, protein, strawberries, blueberries and milk.

    11am - 1 bacon, 1 sausage, scrambled egg, 2 plum tomatoes, mushrooms

    1pm - 125g turkey, plate full of spinach, rocket, garden peas and tomatoes.

    4pm - tuna and peas in wholemeal pitta bread, 1 banana

    5pm - 1 flapjack, 1/2 pint of milk

    Trained from 6pm - 8:30pm and felt great. i also had a powerade during the second hour of training and plenty of water.

    PWO - another tuna/pea pitta and a banana

    Make sure you eat well throughout the day and keep some form of carbohydrate drink for during the session too and you should be good.

    Everyone is different though, so just experiment.
     
  7. Darksky

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    Whats funny is he is one of the top surfers in the world, cant imagine waking up and being out in the water and sun for 6 hours plus with no food.
     
  8. Kakkarot

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    i usually eat a bowl of oatmeal with honey n milk and banana ,afterwards eat a banana or when i get home guzzle down a protein shake witha scoop of ice cream :)
     
  9. BJJ-guy

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    cardio in the AM on an empty stomach is great for cutting weight/fat.

    AS for training, if I don;'t have carbs in me I get dizzy and tired and eventually faint. If doing MMA/BJJ training try to eat an hour before training that way you're not starving yourself while training, nor full and ready to vomit from eatting to soon.

    Lifting weights, can eat an hour before and drink a energy/carb drink during workouts
     
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