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    carbs before a workout!!!!?

    Today you read everywhere that taking carbs before a workout will benifit you. If I take carbs before my workout I will not release GH. I think to myself what is better GH or carbs??! Why is it that im reading everywhere to take carbs before my workout? There has to be something that im missing....
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    you need carbs because you use them for energy. With out them your body will break down muscle.

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    Yes, I realize that. My prework out meal is 2 hours before I workout and I take in 80g of carbs. I dont understand the science behind taking then right before your workout.

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    well, if you take high glycemic carbs right before it should give you a boost of energy

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    If i dont mess with tons of carbs before a workout i feel sluggish and weak the whole time. I personally can't workout without them period.

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    just dont have your meal right before you workout as it will not be directly beneficial for your workout. i usually have mine 3 hours before as opposed to 2 so i can reap the immdiate benefits of that meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteyk
    well, if you take high glycemic carbs right before it should give you a boost of energy

    i shall disagree with this..taking carbs especially high glycemic ones right before a workout will leave you sluggish and tired due to the sudden surge of insulin caused by the carbs. taking carbs before a workout does nothing to you..your body will not use them for energy unless carbs are taken 6 hrs prior to lifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggplant
    i shall disagree with this..taking carbs especially high glycemic ones right before a workout will leave you sluggish and tired due to the sudden surge of insulin caused by the carbs. taking carbs before a workout does nothing to you..your body will not use them for energy unless carbs are taken 6 hrs prior to lifting.

    i agree. having a meal before working out has no imediate benefits as your body will not have time to digest the food and utilize the nutrients for your workout.

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    Another thing that was told to me by my doc was that eating before workout will allocate a lot of blood to the gut and you'll feel less energetic due to the lack of blood flow to the muscles!

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    Darkness exactly. Arnold was famous for working out on a empty stomach. His theroy was when you dont have food in your small intestine to digest then more blood and nutrients can be pumped into your muscles.

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    i only have a protein shake before my workout. i get the carbs after.

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    I like to have a protein shake before my workout with a few carbs and about a liter of water. I also take in some high glycemic carbs to help absorb creatine. Overdoing that will make you sluggish though

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    i also try to have a protein shake before a workout, a couple hard boiled eggs too if i've made some

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