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Llamafighter 06-17-2011 03:43 PM

Pre Workout Fuel Advice
Hey gang,
I finally joined an actual Muay Thai fight gym and the workouts are really intense. I keep gassing out and I know a lot of it is because its a new intensity compared to my old class.
What I wanted to ask is: does anyone have a favorite snack they eat before intense conditioning.

What do you eat?

How close to the workout do yo ueat it?


suntereo 06-17-2011 05:05 PM

I have no advice, actually am trying to solve the same problem myself. One thing that is obvious though is that food is a much bigger factor than I gave credit for. My best days have been after eating as much clean carbs as possible thru oatmeal, fruits and veggies leading up to an evening work out and then getting all my proteins in the evening right after the workout.

my work schedule makes doing the 6-8 meal a day thing difficult so I eat breakfast on the way in (instant oatmeal)
put measured out healthy snacks on my toolbox and snack often til lunch
lunch, usually bagel and tuna or something like that
switch snacks to a little higher on the sugar side and start drinking electrolytes instead of just water
no food 30 min or so before workout

dinner... you get the idea.

like i said this is new to me and i'm glad you asked the question so some people that really know what they're talking about can weigh in.

rockdawg21 06-17-2011 07:01 PM

It depends whether I'm on a cut or a bulk. If I'm on a cut, I have about 35g of protein and about 40g of carbs an hour before a workout. If I'm bulking, I'll have 40g of protein and about 80g of carbs an hour before a workout.

My carb of choice for pre-workout is spaghetti or any other type of pasta. I'm kind of boring so I just have the cooked pasta and a whey protein shake. I like this combo be