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BeauMann

Iowa, USA

I train at 5:30 in the morning before I have to go to work at 7:00 on M-W-F. I usually just drink a large amount of water before training then I eat a breakfast of oatmeal, a slice of peanut butter toast and a glass of milk.

Any ideas besides protein shakes??

Thanks,

Beau
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Bill Sekerak

California, USA

BeauMann wrote:
I train at 5:30 in the morning before I have to go to work at 7:00 on M-W-F. I usually just drink a large amount of water before training then I eat a breakfast of oatmeal, a slice of peanut butter toast and a glass of milk.

Any ideas besides protein shakes??

Thanks,

Beau


Wait at least an hour before training after you eat. Your breakfast looks just fine to me.
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BeauMann

Iowa, USA

Bill Sekerak wrote:
BeauMann wrote:
I train at 5:30 in the morning before I have to go to work at 7:00 on M-W-F. I usually just drink a large amount of water before training then I eat a breakfast of oatmeal, a slice of peanut butter toast and a glass of milk.

Any ideas besides protein shakes??

Thanks,

Beau

Wait at least an hour before training after you eat. Your breakfast looks just fine to me.



I forgot to mention that I eat this meal after I train. Sorry.

I was looking for something quick before I train cause I don't have alot if time.

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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

A small glass of juice, Gatorade G2, tea, or mixture thereof with glutamine and BCAAs.
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

A piece of fruit... a banana is good... seems to provide a nice amount of sugar/pick up without bloating... although a pear, peach or something else would work as well... something that digests quickly and does not make the gut feel heavy.

I found this to be better than protein shakes... the dairy in those seem to make me feel heavier in the gut. There were times that I felt hungry, but wanted to train 'soon,' and so I ate a small handful of chocolate chips... the sugar curbed my appetite nicely, and it went through my system quickly.
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BeauMann

Iowa, USA

simon-hecubus wrote:
A small glass of juice, Gatorade G2, tea, or mixture thereof with glutamine and BCAAs.


Will this help with my recovery, I love my morning workouts but generally make my muscles look flat because I train on an empty stomach.
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BeauMann

Iowa, USA

Brian Johnston wrote:
A piece of fruit... a banana is good... seems to provide a nice amount of sugar/pick up without bloating... although a pear, peach or something else would work as well... something that digests quickly and does not make the gut feel heavy.

I found this to be better than protein shakes... the dairy in those seem to make me feel heavier in the gut. There were times that I felt hungry, but wanted to train 'soon,' and so I ate a small handful of chocolate chips... the sugar curbed my appetite nicely, and it went through my system quickly.


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db144

Beau:

I like Greek yogurt as it has a nice mix of nutrients.

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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

OJ with creatine in it was always my morning choice. Even if you don't take creatine regularly it helps fight the flatness and you can drink it 15-20 before training. Solid food won't really be in your system for at least an hour...so unless you want to eat at 4 am...

Regards,
Andrew
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

simon-hecubus wrote:
A small glass of juice, Gatorade G2, tea, or mixture thereof with glutamine and BCAAs.

BeauMann wrote:
Will this help with my recovery, I love my morning workouts but generally make my muscles look flat because I train on an empty stomach.


I usually train around 11:30 am after not having eaten since 8 or 9 the night before.

I'll make about 12-16 oz of the above described and use about half on the way to the gym and half right after I finish. It seems to power me just fine for a 14-18 min HIT session.

A big breakfast/lunch follows 1-1.5 hrs later.
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Tomislav

New York, USA

BeauMann wrote:
simon-hecubus wrote:
A small glass of juice, Gatorade G2, tea, or mixture thereof with glutamine and BCAAs.

Will this help with my recovery, I love my morning workouts but generally make my muscles look flat because I train on an empty stomach.


BeauMann,
try a buttered roll and a cup of coffee; it has to be one of those white flour puffy rolls and you won't need to wait an hour, that combination will mostly digest within minutes and top of your glycogen stores for a great AM workout.

Good choice with the peanut butter toast and milk btw, breakfast looks well fortified :)


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Turpin


Train in a fasted state , then afterward take advantage of the insulin sensitive state you have created with your workout by consuming high glycemic foods ( cereal , OJ , toast with jam spread etc )

T.
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crazeeJZ

A big glass of fruit juice. You don't have to wait a while before working out and it gives you energy. I personally eat a lot of carbs the meal prior to working out, but I do a few sets per exercise, so I need the energy.
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backtrack

I wouldnt eat anything far too early to be eating for me, but thats me. I've been experimenting skipping out breakfast entirely and feel better for it.
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BeauMann

Iowa, USA

This is me on 9/22/11.

I weigh 215-220
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BeauMann

Iowa, USA

This is me tonight at 230-235

Maybe I have gain few holiday lbs. ;)

I guess I may look flat cause I have gained a few pound of fat this season.

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Hitit

I like Powerbars (thin package, not the thick ones). They have quick release glucose for immediate energy and more complex carbs for some endurance and helps to avoid the insulin jump I think. The package even says eat 30 minutes before exercise. I probably eat about 15-20 min before.

I eat half of one these before the workout and half after. Combine this with any of the drinks and I think you're ready to go.

I think your body will appreciate the higher calories with the workout. Also 8 gram of protein.

I also but them at Kroger if you have one near. .99 cents compared to normally $1.99 or more.
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Powerbar
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Nutritional Info
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BeauMann

Iowa, USA

Thank you everybody for your suggestions.

I have some experimenting to do.
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natemason5

Ontario, CAN

When I was a member at GoodLife, I used to drink a glass of half juice-half water right before my workout, but had to drink a protein shake right after my workout. I've alway had to drink some sort of dairy right after my workouts.

I was told by a nutritionist that you need a mix of protein and simple sugars before an early morning workout.

Nate
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Acerimmer1

Turpin wrote:

Train in a fasted state , then afterward take advantage of the insulin sensitive state you have created with your workout by consuming high glycemic foods ( cereal , OJ , toast with jam spread etc )

T.


Carb Back Loading? Not sure where I stand on this but these guys are hilarious and here is their take on it.

http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=9Y_PfDZEWkg
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Turpin

Acerimmer1 wrote:
Turpin wrote:

Train in a fasted state , then afterward take advantage of the insulin sensitive state you have created with your workout by consuming high glycemic foods ( cereal , OJ , toast with jam spread etc )

T.

Carb Back Loading? Not sure where I stand on this but these guys are hilarious and here is their take on it.

http://www.youtube.com/...fDZEWkg


LOL ... Yeah , I find them a little irritating ... however they do ( at times ) provide some decent information.

In my opinion , ( especially for those looking to improve body composition ) creating & taking advantage of an insulin sensitive state is what will realise both muscle gain AND fat loss.
I personally prefer a prolonged insulin sensitive state ( mon - fri ) with carb loading weekends , but I would guess that daily/solitary insulin spikes would or could work just as well.

T.
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iflyboats

all u need is COFFEE
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