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Old 01-12-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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How much time should I allow my food to settle before working out? Or do you eat something small before you work out? If so what do you eat?
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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How much time should I allow my food to settle before working out? Or do you eat something small before you work out? If so what do you eat?
I eat a pretty big meal before I work out and am good to go in about an hour. If I am doing cardio though I like to wait about 1:30-2 hours before sprinting.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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I don't like to workout on a full stomach. At most I have a banana and a shake 60-90 minutes prior to lifting. When I was young I ate quite a bit a couple hours before lifting.

Some of it is age and metabolism-based.
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I find as I get older (I'm 35 now) I am less bothered about eating before I train.

I used to subscribe fanatically to having a meal 1.5 hours before training. Now I often set PR's training with an empty stomach, although I usually have some BCAA's in water whilst training.
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I usually train in a semi fasted state. I might have a protein shake or something small like a banana, but most often nothing. I have tried both ways, but find I do better not having anything heavy before training. That is just me.
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I will often have a big bowl of Cap'n Crunch about 15 minutes before squats. Energy fuels the squats.
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I am having the half of the Suzi Q my wife didn't eat for my pre workout carbs in the morning. Next time I might raid her box of the Cap'n. Is that with or without the crunch berries? Do they count as a fruit?
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I think it all depends. Sometimes i eat before I work out sometimes I dont.

During the week I have some almonds on my way home from work and then workout about a half hour later. I think you just need to experiment. I find if I eat too much especially carbs I can feel bloated and slow.

But not that long ago I would eat high carb before workouts, like oatmeal or something else full of sugar. Everybody is different
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Is that with or without the crunch berries? Do they count as a fruit?
Haha...BtB teased me about getting fruit that way too. I like both with berries and without berries.

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Eat enough that you don't train on nervous energy. If you get shaky during your workout eat more before training and/or cut your volume back. When you get the shakes the grow mechanism turns off. You should know what food fits best in your belly.
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