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    Restoring glycogen before a w/o?

    Here's a situation:

    I work doing some sort of manual labor all day... shoveling, raking, construction, whatever. Something very physical. Would eating something sugary about an hour before a w/o later in the day help me have a better w/o? i.e., would i be able to restore enough glycogen to have a noticable difference?

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    I think maybe taking in something might help just a lil bit. What I usually do is eat and apple or piece of fruit about 30-45 min before I w/o. I've been doing this for so long can't really say if it gives me a world of difference, but just a lil thing I always to before going head to head w/ the iron. Try fruit for a while and see if you notice any difference. Good luck to ya !
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    I would drink gatorade or something high GI throughout the work day.
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    Thanks.

    I just took about 75g of malto/dextro 45 mins before i hit the gym, and i felt fine. I was worried id have a kind of shitty w/o, but i had plenty of energy, and muscles didnt feel pre-exhausted.

    But still, here's to hoping we dont get any more snow in the northeast for a while. :P

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    Do you drink that prior to every w/o prince?
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    Originally posted by Monolith


    I just took about 75g of malto/dextro 45 mins before i hit the gym, and i felt fine.
    Thats to soon, take it 15 min before w/o. JMO

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    Originally posted by rock4832
    Do you drink that prior to every w/o prince?
    I plan too, but never before.

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    how can you guys workout with food digesting in stomach? I would have a sugar crash and not perform very well

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    I eat food prior to workouts. I would have a crash off the dextrose personally not food.
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    Originally posted by JJJ
    Thats to soon, take it 15 min before w/o. JMO
    the idea wasnt to get a "sugar high" to push me thru the w/o, just to restore glycogen i lost early in the day from doing a shitload of manual labor. i ate about 90 mins prior to hittin the gym, had the sugar shake about 45 mins before, and about 30 mins before i took an E/C stack (can you tell i was trying to keep myself awake?). Then i had a post-w/o shake when i got home.

    I was just wondering if taking something sugary - not necessarily a malto/dextro concotion - would help to restore glycogen faster than normal... or if i was misunderstanding the biology.

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