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    how does this rank as a pre-workout meal?

    quite simply, it's the Powerbar ProteinPlus bar. i'm thinking of using it as my usual pre-workout meal (i prefer whey shakes for post-workout). i happen to like the taste, find it to be pretty filling, and the stats looked pretty good (at least to me).

    calories: 290
    fat: 5g
    total carb: 38g
    sugars: 18g
    protein: 24g (in order: whey protein isolate, calcium caseinate, soy protein isolate)

    the label also boasts "5.2g Branch Chain Amino Acids, 4.6g Glutamine, 17 Vitamins & Minerals".

    would that make a good pre-workout meal? or can i do better? does anybody have a favorite pre-workout meal that they think would work better?

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    is that solely because of the sugar? if one is exercising at a high intensity for an hour or more, is 18g of sugar really something to avoid?

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    bars should pretty much be avoided unless you've got an emergency situation IMO (ie. stuck on an airport runway). it's not only the sugar...check the additional ingredients, loads of fun.

    why not oatmeal and eggs (whites) or somthing else of substance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The13ig13adWolf
    bars should pretty much be avoided unless you've got an emergency situation IMO (ie. stuck on an airport runway). it's not only the sugar...check the additional ingredients, loads of fun.

    why not oatmeal and eggs (whites) or somthing else of substance?
    Yeah let me whip out my hot plate and skillet in the locker room
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monkey Man
    Yeah let me whip out my hot plate and skillet in the locker room
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    what's wrong with that?

    he didnt' say anything about a locker room...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The13ig13adWolf
    what's wrong with that?

    he didnt' say anything about a locker room...
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    cottage cheese, 2 slices wheat bread with T. of jelly

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    Bars are pretty crappy and it's mainly due to the glycerine added. There are some healthier bars out ther. Look for Trioplex and a few others like that. They are not to bad for when you are in a pinch for time. Just watch the ingredients that are in them. The less ingredients, and ingredients from words you know the better.





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    I certainly don't condone using bars as a staple to ones diet but I eat at least 3 a day. They help me get my calories up and there ease of use can't be beat. Obviously avoid the crappy bars. I use Trioplex and Met-rx bars.

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    A good deal is a protien shake(i prefer 100% whey) and 2 slices of whole grain bread. Tadow!!! Protien, Carbs, low fat,fiber instead of sugar, and fluids. Assuming you buy good bread you are lookin at 200 cals in the bread 100 in shake and about 90 in the milk thats almost 400 low fat callories and you won't feel like yor buzzin on sugar bloated to high heavins. If energy is an issue stop by a coffe stand a get a 12oz drip black.
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    well how about a Heaping bowl of wheaties with a lot of milk... glass of OJ, Multi, E, C, Fish Oil Cap.... i seem to have plenty of energy for my workout everyday... and i know im gonna get shit about the oj but i like the boost in energy i get from the sugar in it otherwise i normally stay away from fruit juice all together
    Who needs OTC supplements other than Vitamins when theres so much god damned FOOD!?!?!

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    I generally avoid protein bars. They are overpriced and filled with bizzare preservatives and such. I used to buy Trioplex bars; they are pretty good as far as packaged MRPs go.

    A pre-workout meal should be similar to the composition of a post-workout meal. High in carbohydrates and protein and low in fat. However, I would generally consume more complex carbohydrates before the workout and more simple carbohydrates after the workout if you are going for an insulin spike. The recommended ratio of carbsrotein is generally around 2:1 for both of these meals.

    Here is my pre-workout meal as an example:

    1/2 cup oats
    8oz juice
    20G brewer's yeast
    1 scoop whey

    There's something like 60g of carbs, 35g of protein, and 5g of fat. That's an estimate off the top of my head, but pretty close I'm sure.





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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monkey Man
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