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Solution for fasted intense hour long swimming cardio sessions 3x per week?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 08, 2012 at 2:23 AM

I'm 25 and just joned an adult swim team a few weeks back. BCAAs alone before are not enough to get me through the workout without dying. I'm not a breakfast guy and all my practices are in the morning.

Should I take a whey protein shake before practice? What about making some diluted gatorade from the powder to drink during? I run out of gas fairly quick, no endurance.

I'm not strict paleo, I'm more primal but again not strict.

Just looking for friendly tips and suggestions.

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The structured workouts get pretty intense. Not dying because I am hungry. Lack of energy. Muscle fatigue.

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on December 08, 2012
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I can get through an hour on just a hard boiled egg prior to working out. If you need carbs and want to be somewhat Paleo, you can do something like a drink of coconut water and pineapple juice (keep on the side of the pool to sip on) or a pre or mid-workout of applesauce or baby food (both can be found in little squeeze packets like gels).

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on December 08, 2012
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on December 08, 2012
at 06:09 AM

I wouldn't drink a protein shake right before swimming, you'll most likely get a stomach cramp. Are you dying because you are hungry or dying because you have no energy? I used to swim/play water polo for 2 hours at 5:45 AM every morning and would only eat a little thing of apple sauce and be fine. I usually otherwise eat a moderate breakfast

-Fellow red raider ;)

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on December 09, 2012
at 02:12 AM

The structured workouts get pretty intense. Not dying because I am hungry. Lack of energy. Muscle fatigue.

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