What carbs do you ingest pre-workout, and how much?
I ask because I've recently (within the past three weeks) been getting into more "precise" para-workout nutrition, meaning I intake protein and simple carbs at particular times before and after the workout instead of just having a protein shake any time before and after I work out.
My supplement arsenal is a little basic, but basically I take 60g of Grow! whey about 45 minutes before my workout, followed by 1 quart (52g simple carbs) of a sports drink (usually Gatorade) 15 minutes before starting the workout. About an hour afterwards I have another 40g of Grow!.
Lately I have been experimenting with different timing and amounts of carbs before the workout. I've found that my energy levels and focus/intensity are greatly increased when I have the carbs about 15 minutes before I start doing my lifting, but when I try to ingest anything more than about 1 quart of Gatorade, I start to feel horribly nauseated and bloated. It absolutely kills my desire to train. I'm wanting to increase the amount of carbs I'm taking in, especially before the workout but I can't get around this horrible nausea/bloat.
If anyone has recommendations on how to avoid the pre-workout nausea or perhaps a better carb source to ingest before workout that doesn't cause these effects, I would love to hear about it. Thanks for taking the time to read my question and I look forward to hearing your responses.
EDIT: I also take 10g creatine before and after workout with the protein shake