Eating before working out

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  1. kimburr

    kimburr New Member

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    i read in a magazine earlier while at the gym that you dont need to eat before working out unless its for well over an hour. my friend is saying its wrong cus then your body will eat away at the muscle . and i said that it would eat away at fat first.



    answer?:o:o
     
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    If you eat frequently throughout the day, chances are you're going to end up eating before lifting anyway... if yu're not eating frequently enough, it's not a bad idea to get some more carbs/protein in before you lift to help provide yourself with energy.
     
  3. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    If I eat too much less than an hour before working out I :barf:
     
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    i eat an hour before lifting. im doing fine
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    I read in a magazine that a half-bat, half-zombie, half-toaster oven baby was going to destroy the planet...
     
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    who needs energies while working out O_O
     
  7. Dr. Fuckface

    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    is there such a thing as a good mid-workout snack? because of my schedule, I can't always eat 1 hour before the gym, and one hour (halfway) into lifting I get real hungry.

    Gu? Some of that energy paste shit?
     
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    The solution would be not to lift for 2 fuckin hours mr arnold.
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    2 minutes rests between sets.
     
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    Who's routine are you on?
    So that means you are doing about 60 sets per workout?
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    Doing the starr routine. 2min rests between the low-weight sets, 3min for the higher-weight sets (maybe slightly more for a PR, which most of the high-weight sets are).

    still, no answer to the question though.
     
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    have a shake before working out. not much digestion there, so i don't you need to worry about cramps or throwing up or anything. i usually have it right before i head to the gym. takes like 15 minutes to get there. do 5-6 minutes of cardio, stretch, and lift. works great for me.
     
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    5x5 workouts should take 45-50 minutes at the most. You are doing something very wrong.
     
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    i usually just have a scoop of whey and creatine and off to the gym i go 1st thing in the morning. an hour later i'm home having another shake and eating some food. 2 hours of lifting is a long time so i'm guessing your way bigger than i am or take way too long to get your workout done i don't know but i just go with a protein and creatine shake. i don't think a normal person will canabalize muscle under those conditions, i could be wrong though so who knows lol
     
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    try just bringing a protein shake with you to the gym Dr. Fuckface.
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    i might be, i'm still noob.

    i take my time, figure it's more important to put the weight up than to obsess about rest times between sets. I always do the main compound lifts religiously, then I'll experiment/mess around with beachwork for ~40min, one or two exercises per muscle group.

    I need to update my training log thread :hs:
     
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    Bill Starr/Christopher's routine shouldn't take you any longer than an hour for each workout. Take a break between your sets, not a nap. I can't imagine you would be able to restore much more energy in 2-3 minutes than you could in 30-45 seconds. After 45 seconds your heart rate should pretty much be back to almost normal.
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    Then there's the thing about the CEE: you're supposed to take it 30min before working out, right? And don't take it with food, right? So that puts any consumption of real food at least an hour before lifting. :dunno:
     
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    Before or after is fine for creatine. I think taking it after along with your fast acting carbs is actually a better option.
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    The impression i got from reading http://www.deepsquatter.com/strength/archives/manrodt4.htm(and some of the other FNers) was that ~2min was about right, and longer if you're hitting a PR. The advice seemed to work too, all of my lifts started going up again.
     
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    i think its good to eat before you work out, because protein is necessary both after and before working out
     
  22. JeremyD

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    Do you really need a full two minute rest between your first and second set? second and third? not really. Shave the time off here and keep the rest where you need it (before your heaviest set). Being in the gym for the long starts to become counterproductive.
     
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    my other question wasnt answered :squint:


    would your body eat away at muscle or fat first if you didnt eat :o
     
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    If you've had enough complex carbs in the day you should have more than enough muscle glycogen to fuel your workout. Just remember to eat carbs pwo.
     
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    If your glycogen stores are depleted, it'll be a combination of both.
     
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