Calorie Consumption Pre&Post WO

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  1. Thomas Crenshaw

    Thomas Crenshaw New Member

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    So there might be biased for early morning gym rats and evening gym rats...BUT, is it better to consume x amount of calories before a workout, or eat as much as you can after a workout...for bulking that is.

    There are many variables, obviously..like; work load, routine ect...

    For Arguments sake, lets say your working out in the middle of the day.
     
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    i eat a lot before and after

    except on leg day since if i eat a lot before ill puke
     
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    i load up like an hour before lifting, and then again after lifting :dunno:
     
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    when lifting say at around 2pm what i would do to bulk is:

    have a good breakfast at 8am
    have some complex carb snacks between then and 3-4 hours prior to workout
    3-4 hours prior have something loaded with carbs, pasta is a brilliant idea
    between 15 and 45 mins something light with sugar, such as a juice box
    workout
    protein shake and whatever food you like with a good amount of carbs and eat as much as you'd like for the rest of the day

    eating lots at about 6-8 hours before a workout will not only give you a much better workout but will help you bulk. i've tested it and it has worked for me
     
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    good reply this is what i was looking for
     
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    I eat a pretty big sized meal 90 minutes before I go lift. After I lift, I have a pretty big post workout shake and 45 minutes later another meal.
     
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    if i eat a thick ass PBJ about 45 mins before lifting - i feel great. 30 mins before - feel sick. 60+ mins before - feel nothing

    post workout i have zero protocol, too lazy
     
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    Anyone can come and correct me if i'm wrong, buuut...
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    Whether you are bulking or cutting, you want to eat a good meal before and after working out. You want carbs before the workout (for energy to workout) and carbs after the workout-and fast acting protein (to switch the muscle from a catabolic state, back into an anabolic state.) Al of this, I am sure you are well aware of, or you wouldn't have hade the since to ask the original question.

    You don't want to neglect one or the other. But that being said, I think the post workout meal is much more important. Your muscles are depleted, and if you worked out intensely, they are super hungry for nutrients (carbs and proteins) and this is the peak time of any day to feed them (right after you have depleted them).

    In other words, yes you need some calories pre workout-but that is to get you through your workout, to provide fuel for your body so you can maintain intensity.

    But you HAVE TO HAVE calories after your workout, as your muscles are most susceptible to nutrients at this point, more so than any other time of day (morning noon or night) and its imperative that you take advantage of that 60-90 minute window. Get some fast acting protein and carbs into your system, and then get a good meal in. Honestly, its not going to make a world of difference, but in the long run it will definitely make a difference.
     
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    shit really wont make a big deference anyway as long as you get enough food for the day who cares
     
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    Never eaten before my morning workouts.
    McDonald's sausage egg Mcgriddle if I finish my workout before 11 is my post workout meal. For me, its all on my totals for the day that matters.
     
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    well in terms of replenishing your body after or having enough to withstand a workout to avoid any sort of damage.

    either way i think we got some good answers
     
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    sausage egg mcgriddle, lol you fat bastard
     
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    SAUSAGE, EGG, AND CHEESE McG
    CALORIES: 550
    FAT: 33 G.
    SATURATED FAT: 11 G.
    SODIUM: 1290 MG.
    CHOLESTEROL: 260 MG.
    CARBOHYDRATES: 43 G.
    PROTEIN: 21.5 G.
     
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    i usually eat something with complex carbs 2-3 hours before, simple carbs + whey in milk 30 mins prior to workout, then some simple carbs and whey in water immediately after workout and then 1 hr later a good sized meal with plenty of protein + complex carbs.
     
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    i dont eat that much pre workout because i'd rather be on a semi empty stomach for the stims and NO
     
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    :werd: I usually eat like 1.5-2 hours beforehand, take my pre-wo stim 45 mins beforehand, 20g xtend during, then have a 50g dextrose / 40g whey shake after.
     
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