What's your favourite pre & post work out food ?

  • havingfunmtl9...

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    May 21, 2009 5:07 PM GMT
    Hey Guys,

    I want to know what your favourite pre-work out and post-work out food is and why.

    Mine has to be my homemade protein boost oatmeal cookies. They are about 4" in diameter, packed with walnuts, soy protein powder, some flax seed and a touch of 95% dark chocolate. My perfect cookie with carbs to keep me going, simple sugars to kick me off the ground and protein for the long run.

    Looking forward to seeing what secrets you guys have to share ! icon_idea.gif
  • danisnotstr8

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    May 21, 2009 7:17 PM GMT
    A nice tuna salad sandwich with lots of veggies chopped up in it, a slice of provolone cheese, all on double-fiber bread. icon_biggrin.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 21, 2009 7:20 PM GMT
    pre-workout, some oatmeal with almonds

    post-workout, a juicy steak or some broiled salmon
  • Timbales

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    May 21, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    havingfunmtl946 saidHey Guys,

    I want to know what your favourite pre-work out and post-work out food is and why.

    Mine has to be my homemade protein boost oatmeal cookies. They are about 4" in diameter, packed with walnuts, soy protein powder, some flax seed and a touch of 95% dark chocolate. My perfect cookie with carbs to keep me going, simple sugars to kick me off the ground and protein for the long run.

    Looking forward to seeing what secrets you guys have to share ! icon_idea.gif


    you should share the recipe
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    May 21, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    Post-Workout: orange immediately after, once home baked chicken and veggies.
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    May 21, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
    pre....

    Oreo´s and vainilla milk

    post...

    Twix/sinckers and gatorade
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    May 21, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidA nice tuna salad sandwich with lots of veggies chopped up in it, a slice of provolone cheese, all on double-fiber bread. icon_biggrin.gif


    Yeah....join me for a lunch? Dinner? Perhaps some home-made Cretan food for dinner? icon_biggrin.gif
  • Tyinstl

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    May 21, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    havingfunmtl946 saidHey Guys,

    I want to know what your favourite pre-work out and post-work out food is and why.

    Mine has to be my homemade protein boost oatmeal cookies. They are about 4" in diameter, packed with walnuts, soy protein powder, some flax seed and a touch of 95% dark chocolate. My perfect cookie with carbs to keep me going, simple sugars to kick me off the ground and protein for the long run.

    Looking forward to seeing what secrets you guys have to share ! icon_idea.gif


    you should share the recipe


    this
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    May 21, 2009 7:52 PM GMT
    This is my schedule 3-5 days a week. Thanks for asking!!!


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    1-2 hours before: oatmeal with banana and peanut butter, nonfat organic milk

    15 minutes before: an apple and handful of almonds or walnuts

    WORKOUT: 20 minutes cardio, ab work, and some weight-training

    immediately after: another fruit, perhaps an orange or peach

    1 hour after: a simple, balance meal such as chicken, veggies and pasta, nonfat organic milk
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    JOE

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    May 21, 2009 7:58 PM GMT
    Pre: 3 whole eggs, 10 egg whites, 1/2 cup grits, 1/2 cup apple juice.

    Post: 1/2 cup weight gainer, 1 scoop protein, 1 cup orange juice.

    Usually around 40 to 50g of protein, along with 5 to 20 grams of fat, and 25 to 40 grams of complex carbs, along with around 30 grams of simple carbs, per meal, except post workout, when the carbs will go as high as 200.

    So, in a typical day, 200 to 400 grams of protein, 100 to 500 grams of carbs; 20 to 80 grams of fat.
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    May 21, 2009 8:19 PM GMT
    Pre: tends to be a protein shake, or a protein bar and water

    Post: protein shake, then i usually cook up chicken breast or tofu with some sort of vegetable side. i also go with eggs if i don't have either of the above.
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    May 21, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidPre: 3 whole eggs, 10 egg whites, 1/2 cup grits, 1/2 cup apple juice.

    Post: 1/2 cup weight gainer, 1 scoop protein, 1 cup orange juice.

    Usually around 40 to 50g of protein, along with 5 to 20 grams of fat, and 25 to 40 grams of complex carbs, along with around 30 grams of simple carbs, per meal, except post workout, when the carbs will go as high as 200.

    So, in a typical day, 200 to 400 grams of protein, 100 to 500 grams of carbs; 20 to 80 grams of fat.


    so chucks...you lift in the morning?

    so do I. I'm gonna try your setup...though not quite as much, since I'm no where near your size.

    post workout I've been eating half a honey/cinnamon on multi grain sandwich, and a protein shake.

    pre, I've been eating basically nothing, just a bite of a protein bar, since I run first thing in the morning and then go to the gym.
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    May 21, 2009 9:02 PM GMT
    When I train kinda depends on the rest of my life :-).

    When I'm doing a show, I'll do three-a-days with stairs in the morning (intervals), weights in the afternoon, and, stairs, or walking, in the evening.

    I always eat at least once, and almost always three times before lifting, and I usually carb up pretty good post workout, unless I'm in the last 18 to 22 weeks before competing, and I'll back off the carbs a bit, but I don't believe in very low carb training.

    Logan / flex89 lives with me and is a type 1 diabetic, and it takes him a bit to get going and get his blood sugar where he likes it so I've been waiting on him lately. Right now, we're training 2 a days with weights earlier in the day, and cardio later, with maybe some walking around the lake early. Logan doesn't drive and is dependent upon me for getting around so I try to accommodate his illness.

    If my money permits, I'm thinking of competing again in the Fall but we'll see. Our consulting business has been up and down.
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    May 21, 2009 11:43 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidLogan / flex89 lives with me and is a type 1 diabetic, and it takes him a bit to get going and get his blood sugar where he likes it so I've been waiting on him lately. Right now, we're training 2 a days with weights earlier in the day, and cardio later, with maybe some walking around the lake early. Logan doesn't drive and is dependent upon me for getting around so I try to accommodate his illness.


    Now this I admire.
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    May 23, 2009 4:10 AM GMT
    2 cups of coffee and 2 spoonfuls of peanut butter

    post: chicken tenderloins with honey mustard dressing and salad
  • TR_Latitude10

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    May 23, 2009 4:24 AM GMT
    Pre = Protein Shake + fruit + non-fat yogurt
    Post = Ceviche (raw fish marinated in lime juice) and big glass V8 juice
    Lunch follows about 2 hours later
  • havingfunmtl9...

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    May 24, 2009 11:59 PM GMT
    Hey Guys,

    That tuna fish sounds yummy !

    Here is the recipie for those oatmeal cookies I started the thread off with.

    *** I add three TBSP of soy protein, 1/2 cup of raisins, with 1/4cup 95% chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of walnuts.

    Ingredients:
    Oatmeal Cookies
    •2/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    •1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
    •1 egg
    •1 tbsp vanilla
    •1 tbsp fancy molasses
    •1 cup all purpose flour
    •1/2 tsp baking powder
    •1/2 tsp salt
    •1/2 tsp baking soda
    •1/2 tsp cinnamon
    •1/4 tsp nutmeg
    •1 1/2 cup oats
    •1 cup raisins ***

    Directions:
    Oatmeal Cookies
    1.Preheat oven to 375° F. Cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add egg and blend. Stir in vanilla and molasses. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and spices. Add to butter mixture and mix in. Add oats and raisins and stir just until oats are coated with cookie batter. Drop tablespoonfuls onto a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 7 to 9 minutes, until cookies start to brown around the edges and loose their shine.
    2.Cookies will keep up to a week in an airtight container.
    3.Yield: 2 dozen cookies.