Sorry for all the questions recently. I’m going through a MAJOR mental reajustment here in that I need to gain some serious mass and hopefully relatively quickly. I’ve been slowly losing for like 10 months now, culminated by an illness that left me INCREDIBLY skinny.
SO, my calories are WAY up…trying to keep them mostly clean, lots of protein, some good fats, and trying to add back in those carbs.
I have been always working out when I wake up just on whey…now I’m adding in carbs pre-workout. Is it enough to have just some whey, cottage cheese, and a banana upon waking 1 hr. pre-workout? I’m not sure my stomach could take more pre. Or should I really try to add in non-fruit carbs before.
Same goes for after…are quick carbs essential, or would yogurt and banana be okay and oats 1 hr. later.
Then question goes for cardio…again…if it’s about 1 hr. after waking, should I be having a lot of carbs before or after?
And then finally…if I’m in a calorie surplus does any of this even matter?
Thanks so much!