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Best Pre-Workout Breakfast


#1

I like to consume the majority of my carbs after lifting, but try to get around 20-25 in breakfast since it is my pre-workout meal.

If I wake up at 7:00, train at 9:00, what would be the better pre-workout b-fast? (I am a female, if that matters in regards to numbers/macros).

  1. 1 cup egg whites, 1 whole egg made into omlette with veggies (mushrooms, broccoli, onions, bok choy, zuchinni squash)
    • 1 cup strawberries

OR

  1. 1 cup egg whites, 1 whole egg made into omlette with veggies (mushrooms, broccoli, onions, bok choy, zuchinni squash)
    • 1/3 cup oatbran cooked with water and cinnamon

so basically, for a pre-workout b-fast, should I go with fruit or grains for my carbs? Which do u guys find fuels you best?


#2

What kind of workout are you doing?

btw that seems like a tiny breakfast but maybe you're tiny.

(and I'd take fruit over grains)


#3

With two hours before your training, just eat a regular breakfast. Then have your post workout meal, post workout. 2 hours is plenty of time to digest, shouldn't upset your stomach or anything.


#4

This is discussed here.


#5

Had me going for awhile....hilarious though


#6

"Fish oil butter"


#7

Call me crazy but I'd say it would work out fine to have the omelet, strawberries, and oatbran.

As gi2eg mentioned, it depends a bit on the workout, but you've just been sleeping for 8 hours, hopefully, and are waiting 2 hours til your workout I'd suggest making your body most prepared with all 3. It also depends on your body weight, age, training routine and all that.

For example I have I'll have 3 eggs, turkey bacon, wheat toast, and buckwheat pancakes with berries for breakfast before a big lift...but I'm 19, 185lbs and will lift or do HIIT 5 days a week.


#8

I like Poliquin's pre workout breakfast.

Kill animal from pen in backyard.

8 to 10 oz of beef or buffalo
3 whole omega eggs
HRX and green tea.
maybe a grapefruit if needed.


#9

I think either one would be fine. Not a huge difference if you ask me. Try one for a week or 2 then try the other. See which one you like better.