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P+C or P+F pre workout


#1

I have been doing P+C before workouts but i have been told that carbs will lower t levels + the blood will be concentrating on digestion as opposed to activity like this and was told to try P+F... i dont know if this sounds like bull twinky. Any ideas here?

Thanks


#2

I Eat p+c 1st meal at 7am, then p+f at 9, p+f at 11, usually cottage cheese and flax or fish oil then work out at 12-12:30.


#3

DA,
I have never really heard that before. I tend to go P+F pre workout if I am trying to lean up and P+C if I want to get my max muscle on.
I notice better pumps and more energy when I have P+C pre workout, but do lean out faster with P+F.

As far as digestion goes, your body always has to use extra energy to digest food (P+C or P+F). That is why people sometimes "walk it off" after they have a big meal. You have the calorie expenditure from the exercise plus those from digestion although I think it is negligible.


#4

Bulk Phase:

Breakfast 5:30am: P+C
during and post-workout shake (8am): P+C
Meal 3-4 (10am and 12pm): P+C
Meal 5-8 (2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm): P+F

Cutting Phase: Meal 3 and 4 become P+F meals.


#5

It isn't true. In fact, adding protein and carbs preworkout lowers cortisol and increases nutrient uptake. This is good.


#6

gotta go for p+c before workout, i used to have p+f but after switching to p+c my workouts have been better, more reps more weight and fat loss hasn't slowed down. lowery's temporal approach works nicely also if you train in the morning.


#7

Eat, workout, eat again. then eat again. then eat again. then eat again. just eat. lets not make it harder than it already is.