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sukhenkoy
01-10-2008, 06:07 PM
Tomorrow is my first boxing training session and I was wondering what I should eat before this. I come home from school around 2:40, and I am going to get to the gym at 4:00. What should I eat at 2:45 to give me energy for this first session, but at the same time not make me feel sick to my stomach after the first 20 minutes?

danny stash
01-10-2008, 06:11 PM
eat some oatmeal and some fruit and stop worrying about a tummy ache. If you get a tuff workout, throw up and restart. Thats the easiest way in my opinion.

sukhenkoy
01-10-2008, 06:14 PM
Will a trail mix give me some energy as well - like almonds, small dried cherries, cashews, peanuts?

Al3x
01-10-2008, 06:18 PM
yea i wud go for oatmeal tho bud

good luck by the way :D

sukhenkoy
01-10-2008, 06:21 PM
Thanks man. Can't wait!

danny stash
01-10-2008, 06:26 PM
good luck my man and dont worry about an upset stomach once you get in you totally forget about all of it and with oatmeal you are not gonna feel any discomfort and will have plenty energy.

sukhenkoy
01-10-2008, 06:30 PM
Yeah I know what you mean. No time to think about an upset stomach once things start getting down to business ;).

Brunswick Assassin
01-10-2008, 06:36 PM
Eat plenty of dark colored GREEN vegetables i.e. baby spinach, silverbeet and chickory. Even pour half a glass of milk with a raw egg and gulp it down. Wash a cabbage leaf, grate a bit of carrot on top and add a touch of virgin olive oil and voila!

sukhenkoy
01-10-2008, 06:46 PM
Eat plenty of dark colored GREEN vegetables i.e. baby spinach, silverbeet and chickory. Even pour half a glass of milk with a raw egg and gulp it down. Wash a cabbage leaf, grate a bit of carrot on top and add a touch of virgin olive oil and voila!

That, or just some oatmeal, right ;)?

Brunswick Assassin
01-10-2008, 06:58 PM
That, or just some oatmeal, right ;)?

If you're gonna have oatmeal have it at least 2-3 hours before so you can digest it completely because it's a solid food. You should have a decent serve of oatmeal for breakfast instead of before training. I like to eat a whole cup of baby spinach which is light on the stomach and digests more rapidly than oatmeal. You really should as Marathon runners say 'carbo-load' the night before on plenty of pasta and have a big breakfast in the morning. Lentils and beans are an even better alternative. Eat plenty of lentils dude!

sukhenkoy
01-10-2008, 07:04 PM
If you're gonna have oatmeal have it at least 2-3 hours before so you can digest it completely because it's a solid food. You should have a decent serve of oatmeal for breakfast instead of before training. I like to eat a whole cup of baby spinach which is light on the stomach and digests more rapidly than oatmeal. You really should as Marathon runners say 'carbo-load' the night before on plenty of pasta and have a big breakfast in the morning. Lentils and beans are an even better alternative. Eat plenty of lentils dude!

Thanks for the advice. I will eat some oatmeal tomorrow in the morning, and make myself a salad right after school. In any case, tomorrow's just the first session, so I will always have time to adjust.

Brunswick Assassin
01-10-2008, 07:39 PM
Thanks for the advice. I will eat some oatmeal tomorrow in the morning, and make myself a salad right after school. In any case, tomorrow's just the first session, so I will always have time to adjust.

Good stuff! A healthy and balanced diet is 'CRUCIAL' and makes up the majority of not just looking good but also feeling really good during training and getting the best out of yourself.

DutchDynamite
01-10-2008, 07:58 PM
what has been suggested is for some one on a diet in my opinion. This is your first session, nothing weird or out of the ordinary will happen to you. Just eat a sandwich at least 1 hour before and you'll be just fine. Eat normal, eat clean and have fun. Worry or lets say think about a real diet later on...

Just enjoy the ride dude!

DutchDynamite
01-10-2008, 08:03 PM
ps please don't eat a salad before a workout. Convince me why you should and tell me what can be in a salad that will give you the energy, the power to punch and to go for 1 1/2 hours straight....?

sukhenkoy
01-10-2008, 10:03 PM
Thanks for the advice, Dutch. Are you from / currently live in the Netherlands?

BrooklynBomber
01-10-2008, 10:17 PM
Tomorrow is my first boxing training session and I was wondering what I should eat before this. I come home from school around 2:40, and I am going to get to the gym at 4:00. What should I eat at 2:45 to give me energy for this first session, but at the same time not make me feel sick to my stomach after the first 20 minutes?

Some vegies, some whole grain pasta and some meat of your choise.

Eat a plenty though but don't overkill. Have your meal about an hour before training.

sukhenkoy
01-10-2008, 10:20 PM
OK - so basically a normal meal, but maybe a bit lower in volume? Sounds good to me.

DutchDynamite
01-11-2008, 09:46 AM
OK - so basically a normal meal, but maybe a bit lower in volume? Sounds good to me.

thats it, you got. A normal balanced meal!

I live in asia for the past 10 years now. That picture was taken in 1996 when i did kick boxing in Australia.

good luck!