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  • High Protein+High Carbs

    10 62.50%
  • High Protein+High Fat

    4 25.00%
  • High protein+Moderate Carbs+Moderate Fat

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    Best Pre-Workout Meal

    wt do u guys think is better before workout:
    high protein, high carbs meal
    high protein, high fat (peanut butter for ex.)
    high protein, moderate fat, moderate carbs.????

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    moderate protein, moderate carb

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    moderate protein, high carbs for me although my whole diet is based on 45/35/20 CARBS,PRO,FAT

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    There was an article in another thread I read here tonight that said preworkout protien goes right to the muscles during and after a workout.

    Frankly I find preworkout carbs to be detrimental to fat loss, because most of the workout is spent burning off the carbs just ingested, i.e, using carbs as energy. Without carbs the body needs to rely on an alternative energy source. My body (and I cannot speak for yours) uses fat stores as an energy source.

    So, I would say if I were bulking then I would be eating carbs and if I were cutting I would limit them - at least pre-workout.
    Last edited by beenie; 06-28-2005 at 11:08 PM.

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    I would like to add several more options to the list besides.

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    i didn't vote for any of the above-mentioned options.

    Simply speaking..i believe the ideal pre-workout meal is moderate in protein, moderate in fat, no carb.

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    i just workout bout 1.5-2hrs after my second or 3rd meal
    probably 60 grams(approx)protein from chicken and a bowl of oats...Im doing fine like that

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    Protien&carbs. Carbs fuels my workouts, I find carbs also spare muscle burn.

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    moderate carbs when bulking. low fat and high protein while cutting.

    thats what I do atleast. Often I just hit the gym with a empty stomach the moment I wake upp to. Also works

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    Frankly I find preworkout carbs to be detrimental to fat loss, because most of the workout is spent burning off the carbs just ingested, i.e, using carbs as energy. Without carbs the body needs to rely on an alternative energy source. My body (and I cannot speak for yours) uses fat stores as an energy source.
    Since weight training is an anaerobic activity the body will use all three systems, carbs fat and protein. Meaning you'llbe using FFA's, Glycogen and yes your own muscle. However if you ingest pre workout carbs you use them as an energy souce which will help save some of hte above energy sources from being used at least for the first pasrt of the workout. Weight Training also has a very high EPOC, so if your body burns more carsb/glycogen during the workout its more likey to use fat for energy PWO, even if you have carbs afterwards too.

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