I was wondering what to have pre workout? I know lots of people do fasted but that doesn't work for me. I lift heavy and want something that will help me progress with my lifting and gaining muscle. I used to have oat bran with banana and some turkey. What sort of thing would sustain me? I work out about 45mins after this
asked byTahinilove (20)
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on June 21, 2012
at 01:31 PM
What I used to do aren't too far off from what you're already utilizing, and all are a nice mix of protein and carbs. I eat some dairy, so just omit what you're not into and they should fix you up nicely :)
Chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, cottage cheese, eggs, milk, whey powder, starchy veg - these offer a low GI so they're digested slowly which means steady energy. If you're doing oat bran.. then oatmeal, too.
Note: I now train in a fasted state, I start my lifting sessions between 6-7am, but eat immediately after and have successfully gained some glorious muscles and gotten nicely strong. Yogurt or a Whey shake. Eggs. Banana. Berries. Starchy veg - usually a Japanese sweet potato. Sometimes meat - depends on how I'm feeling. Good luck and get strong!
on June 21, 2012
at 01:03 PM
A couple of soft scrambled eggs, a banana, perhaps a little meat - basically think of items that are easy to digest while still being quite dense calorically. Also items that are relatively "bland" in flavor, I've actually had issues where a bacon-flavored burp in the middle of a hard set has sent me to the bucket more than once - which is why I avoid salty, smoked, or spicy foods before a workout.