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Old April 10th, 2006, 03:10 PM
nschnabl nschnabl is offline
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Hi

In reading the above thread I do have a question. I also workout in the mornings and from what Carter has said I should be eating before my workout. Ok that is fine, but should it strictly be protein-based or should I incorporate some carbs in there as well?

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Old April 10th, 2006, 09:21 PM
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Food wise, what would be the ideal choise for pre-workout consumption?

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Old April 11th, 2006, 01:30 AM
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regaurding pre-workout meals:

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Originally Posted by Carter Schoffer
It would be an "anytime" 10 habit compliant meal. As mentioned, Surge is better than nothing (for many individuals at least) but not ideal.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 09:49 PM
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anyone know whats best pre-workout please?

I see in the quick start guide of PN the schedule for a morning type workout:

7.00 A.M = scrambled eggs, cheese, veggies and a piece of fruit + 2 fish oil capsules

8.00 A.M - 9.00 A.M Workout (Sip workout drink)

is that the way to go then
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Old April 15th, 2006, 10:54 AM
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also, in relation to the above morning workout schedule, Is it right that a breakfast meal which can be a anytime meal such as supershakes, or meals that contain protein sources such as chicken, beef, fish in the replacement of eggs is OK (just to clear that up with all).

so that would basically be:

7.00a.m my breakfast meal (anytime)

8.00.a.m 1/2 serving surge and carnosine synthesizer pre-workout product called h+blocker

8.30 a.m workout

9.30 a.m 1/2 serving surge with creatine

10.30 a.m PW meal

please note: h+blocker contains 12.5g of carbs, that in the ingredients state glucose, fructose & sucrose, please advice me if this product will not interfere with surge.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 05:14 PM
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I'm following the massive eating ways of P+C for my fist 3 meals as my workout is in the morning and it may take up to 6 hours to replenish from it, So I am concerned about how long after my first meal will it take to digeste before I can take my surge, I believe to add a bowl of quaker oats as an addition to an anytime meal, any takers?
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Old April 15th, 2006, 05:15 PM
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also a side note:

Pre-exercise meals should be mainly composed of "slow-burning" complex carbs, such as fruits, vegetables, whole-grain bread, rice, pasta, and cereals. Given that they are your body's main source of energy, 65% to 70% of the total calories of your pre-workout meal should come from carbs. The reason you should stick to complex carbs is that they take longer to be converted to glucose, which keeps your blood sugar level consistent and prevents you from having an energy crash in the middle of your workout.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 11:36 PM
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I also workout in the morning, but my first meal is actually the same as my PW shake. 1 scoop protien, 1 scoop maltodextrin, 1 scoop dextrose (poor man's surge).

I work out at home, so I have my first shake first thing and then give it 20 minutes to "digest" before working out. When I get in to work I have a bowl of oatmeal + protien + fruit.

My main reason for doing this is that I can't get an hour early to wait for breakfast to digest. Could this cause any problems starting your day off with a great big glass of sugar?
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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:30 AM
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Hi

In reading the above thread I do have a question. I also workout in the mornings and from what Carter has said I should be eating before my workout. Ok that is fine, but should it strictly be protein-based or should I incorporate some carbs in there as well?

Thanks

Nate
Generally, it's recommended that pre-workout you have a "10 habits" compliant meal- protein, veggies/fruit, healthy fats. So yes, carbs are OK, just make them veggies/fruit. Of course if your body tolerates "other carbs" oatmeal, etc. no reason why you can't have it preworkout (indivualization).My body can tolerate a moderate amount of carbs but I choose to "save" my starchy carbs for the 2 meals following my workouts.

You're pre w/o meal doesn't have to be what most people consider breakfast meals - eggs/ veggies, fruit if you don't want to. I work out in the morning - 5AM and I don't like eating eggs/veggies that early. Instead, I have cottage cheese/whey/greens+/berries/healthy fats - flaxmeal/peanut butter. "10 habits compliant" My point is you can eat whatever you prefer as long as it's 10 habits compliant.

I hope this helps.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 11:45 PM
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Aly, I think you just solved my problem... but fist, a realted question, kinda..

For the purposes of an anytime meal, what, if any, is the difference between cottage cheese and yogurt? What I mean is, your breakfast is basically a modified pre-bed snack from the GN book. I tried and didn't like it, and I blame it on the cottage cheese. Yogurt I can eat, cottage cheese seems to only agree with me in a thick shake. Probably just being overly anylitcal, but thought I'd ask anyway.

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