Thread: confused with pre/post meals
08-18-2004, 07:14 PM #1
confused with pre/post meals
Ok.. i understand the whole reasoning and all..... but lets say you have carbs/pro before you workout, and your weight lifting is a short 45 min one.... then immediately after you eat pro/carbs again...... aren't you still digesting the carbs and pro??? or is most of it used up while working out?
and is it really essential to take in a lot of carbs b4 a workout? (i did search but I wanna see what everyone has to say and why...)
08-18-2004, 08:37 PM #2
I never eat a real heavy carb meal before I work out. I always give myself at least 1-2 hours if eating a solid meal with alot of carbs in it. If I have a protein shake with some carbs in it, I limit that to about 50 grams or so and that would be no sooner than 30 mins prior to my workout.
I would say that you body is going to use the food that is readily available before going into its storage.
08-19-2004, 07:21 PM #3
sounds like good info... i'll use it,
08-19-2004, 09:41 PM #4
I wouldnt say it is essential to take in alot of carbs before a workout if you are eating proper though out the day prior to your work out session. I would be most concerned with post workout meals
08-19-2004, 09:48 PM #5Originally Posted by abstrack
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Precisely. Great advice as usual from Abs......
08-19-2004, 09:48 PM #7
Pro/Carb isn't necessary pre-workout. In fact, it will have little to no bearing on your workout, unless you wait several hours to work out. But I believe your digestive system speeds up as you lift, and you will go through those carbs quicker than normal.
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