Before all the “search engine nazis” start telling me that there are a ton of articles on T-Nation about peri workout nutrition, which I already know about and have read, I am opening a discussion about this subject due to some new changes I’ve made and I would like to get everyone’s opinions and feedback. PLus to see what you guys are doing and any experimenting that may be going on.
Recently I have made the change of moving all of my carb intake pre workout and only protein/fats/veggies post WO. I’ve pretty much always kept any carb intake peri workout anyways Pre/during/post but I have used to do the traditional oatmeal or quinoa before and the rice or simple carbs post. Since taking in my simple carbs pre workout now I have noticed a major increase in energy and strength along with incredible pumps. I no longer need my pre-wo energy drink to get going either. I’ve only been doing this a week, so I really can’t comment on any physique changes.
It’s a little hard mentally to let go of the “window of opportunity” thing post workout and not taking in any carbs to replenish glycogen like I’ve had pumped into my head for years. But I figured why not give it a try. It seems that the popular trend these days is pre workout carbs over taking it all in post workout. I’ve also read articles about carb back loading which is the complete opposite of the concept I’m talking about.
Any input is welcome guys. I’m not really asking a question here, just opening up a discussion and an exchange of ideas and experiences.