Thread: light post/pre workout snack
09-28-2004, 12:16 PM #1Associate Member
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light post/pre workout snack
what are some light post and pre workout things to eat. like something before a big meal in an hour and a half or so, just to hold you off after you workout, and something to eat like 20 mins before a workout?
09-28-2004, 01:45 PM #2
Your PWO should hold you over until your next meal.
09-28-2004, 04:25 PM #3
eat something(your meal before your workout) an hr before, workout for an hr, the pwo you should just start to be getting hungry again...
09-28-2004, 04:38 PM #4
Have a protein/fat meal an 1-1.5 hrs before the gym and a protein shake on your way. Lately, I been experimenting with a protein/dextrose pre-workout and a protein/dextrose shake immediately following my workout. So far I noticied a lot better strength gains while not adding any unwanted water or bodyfat weight. Many guys will tell you that it is a mistake depleting glycogen levels prior to working out but try it out for yourself before you write it off as no good.
09-28-2004, 04:45 PM #5
It all depends on what my goals are, but just making a general assumption...
I usually eat a light Carb/Protein meal (25g Carb/40g Protein) an hour or so before hitting the gym, then on the car ride to the gym down an Apple.
Immediately after my workout, I would down another Apple with another Protein shake (40g) then head home and have a moderate Carb/Protein meal after my shower (50g Carb/ 50g Protein).
Like I said, it all depends on your goals. If you're going for performance, muscle growth/maintenance and increased strength, go with the method I posted above.
09-28-2004, 05:45 PM #6
what good is an apple in PWO??
09-28-2004, 05:49 PM #7Junior Member
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I think you are all nuts...McDonalds before and Hardees after. Lots of protein and oh, wait...that is sex. Ummm...forget it then. Sorry
09-28-2004, 05:50 PM #8
09-28-2004, 05:59 PM #9Originally Posted by RoNNy THe BuLL
09-28-2004, 06:56 PM #10AR Hall of Fame
Originally Posted by dalcowbag
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Really though, it's pointless/unproductive.
Good "studies" and info in that other thread, (I know all of that as I consider that basic info in regards to nutrition/fitness), but an apple pwo is not a good choice to repair muscle glycogen, as it will do absolutely nothing for recovery.
Last edited by SwoleCat; 09-28-2004 at 07:02 PM.
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