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What to Eat Pre-Workout at 5:30am?


#1

Hi, Im doing stronglifts at the moment and working out about 5.50am - 7ish, waking up at 5.30am.

What should I eat pre workout? Lately I haven't been eating anything pre-workout which is probably an error on my part.

My weights are starting to get up and every workout is pretty much a new PR for me. Tomorrow morning is 115kg's Squats 5x5's and 102.5kgs's Benchs 5x5's so having some extra energy for these workouts would help alot!

Thanks

Tim


#2

I would go with trial and error here bro-see what works best for you.

me personally-in order not to puke my brains out when working out early-my belly needs Protein and Fat about 40 minutes before intense exercise- and I need to sip Surge throughout the workout other wise I crash and like I said…it gets messy


#3

What about Creatine? I’ve never taken that before but sounds like it could help from what i’ve read.

I’ve only got about 20 minutes from waking to working out so i think (probably wrongly) that this decreases my options of what to eat pre-workout?

And i don’t think its very easy to get Surge here in Australia and the places i have found it and other Biotest stuff they have almost been twice what they are in the US. Weak $AUD i think is the cause of that.


#4

Yeah man Creatine is a decision you will have to make on your own, and it would depend on your training goals-Just look up the 10,000,000 threads on creatine on the Diet and Supp forum and decide if it is for you.

Again I can’t take it because it will DESTROY my stomach.

as for the timing Before your workout-I dont think that changes what you can or cannot eat before hand, but finding out how your body is going to react will be the main thing…Like I said bro trial and error-were all made different.

if you wake up at 0530 you can get food in your body right away and get some digestion going before you go hit it hard.


#5

Creatine really doesn’t have calories and should be taken after a workout. Some do 5-10g before a workout and 5-10g after (preference; a lot of debate you can find here and there about it, still). Creatine is a great product to take. Try an energy drink or a easy mix powder form one if you looking for a quick boost before a workout. Or why not wake up earlier in order to eat like hour before a workout?


#6

I usually train in the evening, but I can’t help but think that Surge Workout Fuel would help in your case.


#7

[quote]Fuzzyapple wrote:
Or why not wake up earlier in order to eat like hour before a workout? [/quote]

Mainly because its hard enough to get up at 5.30ish enough as it is, let alone getting up an hour or so earlier to eat pre-workout. Then there is the issue of trying to maintaining getting enough sleep on the days of working out as well???


#8

It’s not as early, but I usually wake up at 730 and leave my house by about 745 and go straight to the gym so I have to be quick. I usually just have something like a protein shake with a banana and some peanut butter. Is really quick, fair amount of calories, and doesn’t bother me during workout.

Edit: I put the banana and peanut butter in the shake, if that wasn’t clear.


#9

some days i wake up at 4am to eat breakfast and get to the gym at 530 to lift before my 8am class.

good times

oh and to answer your question, i have a cup of greek yogurt(18g fat) oatmeal, berries and a scoop of whey.

then 30minutes before lifting i have some bcaa’s, my multi and a piece of fruit(orange/banana/apple) and some times a caffeine pill…or two


#10

[quote]Timmeh wrote:
Fuzzyapple wrote:
Or why not wake up earlier in order to eat like hour before a workout?

Mainly because its hard enough to get up at 5.30ish enough as it is, let alone getting up an hour or so earlier to eat pre-workout. Then there is the issue of trying to maintaining getting enough sleep on the days of working out as well???

[/quote]

Go to bed earlier???