I'm trying to reduce my budget in regards to supplements (and consequently spend that money on real food)
Is there anything one could suggest I could take in place of pre-workout supplements such as No-Explode/Super-pump etc. I do appreciate the effects that No-Explode does for me but I'm looking for something that's cheaper than that.
you ever try oats instead of a banana? Seems like it would be the better choice to me... I believe John Meadows said a good pre-workout meal is 2 scoops whey, 2 slices ezekiel bread with some grass-fed butter, oats + almond butter. That's a bit too much for me, I do fine with just whey/oats/almond butter (usually I just put olive oil in the shake instead of the almond butter).
i try and stay away from oats, they bloat me like no other. plus i add in some mac nut oil to my protein shake and cream in my coffee so the fat slows down the blood sugar spike id get from eating just the banana.
i see. how many oats do you normally have? I also get a bit bloated/nauseous when I have more than 1/2 cup or 3/4 cup or somewhere around there. So I just stick to a rounded 1/2 cup oats, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 2 rounded scoops of whey. That shit right there is fuggin' win (for me).
I usually take a pre-workout meal an hour before my pre-workout supplement (muscle marinade at the moment) and then wait 20-30 min before lifting. This is fine right? I don't need to take the solid food closer to the training session?