View Full Version : Ok so what should i eat before doing a load of cardio


italianbull
02-22-2009, 01:34 PM
what should i eat and how long before the work out should i eat it

Landon S
02-22-2009, 02:44 PM
Ive found that eating nothing or 2-3 hours beforehand is best. Technically 1 hour is the 'minimum' recommended time.

italianbull
02-22-2009, 04:18 PM
eating nothing that is not even funny i have to have something i just want to know what you guys eat that works

Landon S
02-22-2009, 04:50 PM
eating nothing that is not even funny i have to have something i just want to know what you guys eat that works

I meant before breakfast or another meal. Dont over analyze it just eat something, bananas, cereals, oatmeal etc digest quicker for energy but its not like its going to make you run faster or longer. Its all you, not the food.

ragingvic
02-22-2009, 09:42 PM
You want to eat a lot of carbs (pasta, bread, etc..) so your muscles can build up their glycogen stores (the energy your muscles will run on during sustaied excersice)

Landon S
02-23-2009, 05:54 PM
I was studying for my health & wellness mid term and found this, hope it helps:

All-Bran Cereal 46 apples 40
bagel, white 72 banana 56
french bread 95 wheat bread 69
white bread 69 carrots, raw 47
cherries 20 colas 65
corn, sweet 55 corn flakes 83
doughnut 76 frosted flakes 55
fruit ****tail 55 gatorade 78
honey 58 chocolate milk 43
milk skim 32 whole milk 30
jelly beans 80 oatmeal 54
oranges 40 white pasta 50
wheat pasta 42 peanuts 20
peas 50 cheese pizza 60
baked potato 56-100 french potato 75
sweet potato 51 white rice 45-70
table sugar 65 watermelon 72
low fat yogurt 30 glucose 100

So obviously the item is what youd be eating and the number after it is its glycemic index. Its glycemic index is how quickly it is absorbed into your blood stream (hence, how fast the blood sugar can get into your muscles [glycogen]). Basically the higher the number the faster its broken down, the lower the number the better that item would be for controlling your appetite.

nystate0fm1nd
02-23-2009, 10:40 PM
Don't eat anything big, thats for **** sure. When I was in training in Virginia for the Marines they gave us a banana before a big physical training day. Once they forgot and it showed because we didn't have anything to fuel our bodies and we were totally shot 3/4 of the way through the morning PT.

I'd go with just a piece of fruit (apple or banana) if you train right after you wake up. Otherwise eat something healthy a few hours before gym time. Nothing big-medium in portions within an hour before training.

AztecWanker
02-23-2009, 11:21 PM
I would eat a normal meal. Pasta and some veggies is good. Just make sure you **** before you work out lol.

F l i c k e r
02-24-2009, 01:21 AM
Well, you cant go wrong with Landon S' post. My advice is drink some water comfortably not drinking a ton, and then maybe eat a few pieces of fruit(if dried) or a whole one(if raw). Its what I do.

Journeyman
02-24-2009, 01:28 AM
i know this is in no way good for you in the long run...but after i eat loads of junk food(like twice a month), i feel like i got super-human strength and endurance for any cardio/gym work. maybe its mental too, knowing the guilt is there and the burden to burn it off...but still, give me a bag of sour patch kids, some twix and some snickers and im reeeaaadddyyy

Landon S
02-24-2009, 11:44 AM
i know this is in no way good for you in the long run...but after i eat loads of junk food(like twice a month), i feel like i got super-human strength and endurance for any cardio/gym work. maybe its mental too, knowing the guilt is there and the burden to burn it off...but still, give me a bag of sour patch kids, some twix and some snickers and im reeeaaadddyyy


mmm....sour keys.....:chomp: