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What do you feel is best for you to eat before a resistance training workout?

Asked by mass_pike4 (2083points) May 19th, 2009

What foods do you help feel you get yo through a workout lasting just over an hour…

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MrGV's avatar

Carbs, carbs, and more carbs…..pretty much anything with a lot of carbohydrates

mass_pike4's avatar

ya i like to eat half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on white bread…and then eat the rest afterwards as well as a nice protein shake.

Darwin's avatar

About 30 to 60 minutes before your workout, eat a small, easily digested meal composed of complex carbs, stuff like whole-grain snacks, oatmeal, brown rice, brown rice or a high fiber breakfast cereal. Avoid fruit because it is largely made up of simple carbs.

During your workout drink small quantities of water frequently.

Then afterwards, within 30 minutes or so of your workout, you can have a larger meal with additional complex carbs, fiber and protein. The carbs will be used by your body to restore muscle glycogen used up during your workout and the protein will help repair and build muscle tissue..

mass_pike4's avatar

i always have heard that it is best to eat simple, fast digesting carbs before and after a workout so that muscle glycogen is stored quicker. And there have been studies showing eating simple carbs after your workout gives you more energy for your next workout compared to complex carbs. You want foods to digest as fast as possible immediately after a workout so the muscles receive the nutrients asap, although lack there of with simple carbs. That’s why protein shakes a so popular.

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