View Full Version : Mars bar before training?


lanzarote
09-19-2009, 06:24 AM
Mars bar before training?

Good or bad?

Sometimes i feel a bit sluggish and eat a mars bars 30 mins before training and am just wondering if this is a bad habit to get into?

Also of doing a long 10 mile + run i stick a mars mini bar in my pocker to eat half way.

Soooooooooo

Mars bar good or sh@te ? ? ?

Thanks in advance fellow posters.

:boxing:

Roy Jones Jr.
09-19-2009, 06:28 AM
just eat vector for breakfast and or eat a vector meal replacement energy bar



keep it real yo :)

RightCross94
09-19-2009, 06:53 AM
Not really during a training period, because while it does provide energy it hinders you with your weight. Before a fight, yes, i often eat a small amount of chocolate about an hour before i fight.

mrboxer
09-19-2009, 11:29 AM
kit kats are good too:boxing:

oniham
09-19-2009, 01:43 PM
why not a powerbar or a tigers milk bar?

mrboxer
09-19-2009, 02:47 PM
they are not as filling:boxing:

Bendigo
09-19-2009, 03:26 PM
It's fine, but if you feel like you're not getting enough energy, just take six or seven Mars bars and put them on a plate. Microwave them for about a minute until they're soft. Pour maple syrup all over them and eat them.

Spartacus Sully
09-19-2009, 04:10 PM
It's fine, but if you feel like you're not getting enough energy, just take six or seven Mars bars and put them on a plate. Microwave them for about a minute until they're soft. Pour maple syrup all over them and eat them.

i was with you till the maple syrup

#1Assassin
09-19-2009, 06:21 PM
very bad idea imo. if u want something before a workout eat some fruit or a protein shake. a protein bar would be fine too, a candy bar not so much. u shouldnt eat mars bars at all, doing it before and even during a workout is a very bad idea.

arraamis
09-19-2009, 07:07 PM
It's fine, but if you feel like you're not getting enough energy, just take six or seven Mars bars and put them on a plate. Microwave them for about a minute until they're soft. Pour maple syrup all over them and eat them.

Damn!!!!!

Talk about a sugar high - Even though that recommendation may sound good to the sugar fiend, I seroiously doubt it will help anyone during training.

I've been doing the following with great results for years:
16oz. High Protein Ensure & a granola bar. Very effective pre-training meal.

TheNegation
09-19-2009, 07:12 PM
Try these
http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/vpx/zero.html

Don't spaz about the fat content. They are healthy fats in the form of nuts and CLA which is an essential fatty acid that actually helps with Bodyfat reduction.

if you need a quick kick just get a redline or something like this. It's like 6hr energy but has a little more kick

http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/vpx/redlinepowerrush.html

RightCross94
09-19-2009, 08:17 PM
Before a fight, i like to carb up several hours before (Usually subway, sometimes pasta), keep sipping water or gatorade, and then have a bit of chocolate before i warm up. Works great, I always feel strong and energetic when i get in there.

Before a training session however, I'm watching my weight usually, even if i dont have to make weight for my next fight, i like to be under 52kg when i fight, till i grow anyway (go to 50 for tournaments) So before training i eat fruit sometimes, natural muesli bars made with nuts and honey, not the **** sugary ones, sometimes low fat noodles, multigrain sandwiches, that sort of thing

Slimey Limey
09-19-2009, 08:24 PM
You want to fook up your teeth(or 'teef') go ahead.

lanzarote
09-20-2009, 12:23 PM
Thanks got it.

Mars bars SH ITT for training!!!

Will ditch em and use beter energy bars.

Thanks guys.

mannyman
09-24-2009, 05:32 PM
Mars bar before training?

Good or bad?

Sometimes i feel a bit sluggish and eat a mars bars 30 mins before training and am just wondering if this is a bad habit to get into?

Also of doing a long 10 mile + run i stick a mars mini bar in my pocker to eat half way.

Soooooooooo

Mars bar good or sh@te ? ? ?

Thanks in advance fellow posters.

:boxing:

For a snack before training try a flap jack (oat bar) and a decent glucose drink not long before and whilst training like lucozade.