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    Protein shake BEFORE workout?

    I workout immediately after work and usually don't have time for a proper meal. What could I mix with ON's Whey protein Powder to make it an efficient pre-workout shake for heavy weight training?

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    Milk, fruit...
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    I'd have a banana. Cheap, easy, and already made.

    Plus, if its anything like where i used to work, having a banana wont result in more stupid questions.
    I love it when a plan comes together.

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    Shake is a good idea Preworkout like 30-45 mins prior.





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    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    Shake is a good idea Preworkout like 30-45 mins prior.
    good point - the same applies to my banana idea
    I love it when a plan comes together.

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    Yep throw the Banana in with the shake.





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    Ever heard of the Magic Bullet? Probably the best made for TV invention on the market. Last summer at work, because I was usually in the same situation as you were, I had a Magic Bullet and I'd make incredible shakes in just one easy step! I'm joking, but it really was helpful for work.

    Milk, banana, light n' fit yogurt, and some whey tasted as if I went to the Brighams down the street.
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    Great!

    Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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    It's always stressed on here that you should have your preworkout meal 30 - 45 minutes before you workout.. However, I get up in the morning and drive right to the gym.. up at 5am, leave by 5:15, working out by 5:30..granted, I'm not heavy lifting.... i drink a shake right before I head out the door for the gym; is this OK? Sometimes I can feel it sloshing around my stomach while I'm working out...so, is that better than working out on an empty stomach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie1888 View Post
    It's always stressed on here that you should have your preworkout meal 30 - 45 minutes before you workout.. However, I get up in the morning and drive right to the gym.. up at 5am, leave by 5:15, working out by 5:30..granted, I'm not heavy lifting.... i drink a shake right before I head out the door for the gym; is this OK? Sometimes I can feel it sloshing around my stomach while I'm working out...so, is that better than working out on an empty stomach?
    it's better than having nothing but just having a shake after a nights sleep is no way near perfect.
    I love it when a plan comes together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmark View Post
    it's better than having nothing but just having a shake after a nights sleep is no way near perfect.
    Werd up to that. I would try having a proper meal prior to working out even if it takes more time or if you need to wake up a bit earlier. Cook up some egg whites and oats. It takes me no more than 5 minutes to prepare my breakfast FRESH, every morning. You might even notice some intensity and longevity benefits in the gym if you do this.

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    Well, I don't mind cooking a meal.. my problem is that even if I get a little earlier to cook a better meal, I still don't have much time before eating and working out....

    first thing in the morning is the only realistic time that I can workout.. I know me, and I know that if I don't do it first thing, and try to wait until after work, I wont go as consistantly... not making excuses, but I have family and responsibilities at home. Not to mention, that after working all day, I'm totally drained by the time I get home and I know that I wont go to the gym......So, it's not practical for me to try and workout in the evening.

    Anyway, that being said... I just want to determine what is the best thing to do given my limited amount of time that I have between eating my first meal and working out.

    I usually mix a protein shake... 1 cup low carb milk, 1 scoop whey, 1T flax oil... occasionally, I'll throw in some oat bran or if I have time to use the blender, I'll throw in frozen fruit. I actually prefer not to use the oat bran until my post workout meal where I can sit down and enjoy eating the carbs.

    I workout for about 1 hour.

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    I woiuldnt go with the fruit, id go for a something like a banana, oats, etc...

    if you're going to the effort of getting up so early, why waste it by not eating properly?

    trust me, and the what others on the board say, it is definitely worthwhile eat a protein and carb (good quality) pre training.
    I love it when a plan comes together.

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    So, protein & carb... no fat on this meal then?

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    Cook the meal the night before, put it in the fridge, wake up, warm it up, and eat it. Still wake up a little earlier to give it a minute to digest before hitting the gym. I can gurantee you will feel a million times better while working out with some solids in your stomach.

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