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Join Date: Jun 2002
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Before working out get some protein and carbs but in "snack portion" not meal portion.
Maybe a protein shake and some oatmeal.
It takes awhile for protein to breakdown and be ready for use so taking in some protein before you workout will allow your body to utilize the pre-workout protein.
Oatmeal is awesome for energy during workouts. Cut it with some berries and or other fruit.
Basically you want 200 or so calories in a 25% protein, 60% carbs, 15% fat mix up.
Based on 200 calories:
~ 12 grams of protein
~ 30 grams of carbs
~ 3 grams of fat
I typically have 8 ozs of skim milk, small bowl of oatmeal and some Fish Oil tabs 30 minutes before working out.
After working out I'll mix 16 ounces of skim milk with 6 teaspoons of sugar and 5MG of glucosamine and some aminos.
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