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What Is The Best Pre Workout Meal?







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What Is The Best Pre Workout Meal?

What are the best foods to eat before a workout in order to maximize your strength and energy levels while you train?

You’ll hear all kinds of recommendations on this, ranging from a liquid shake to a solid food meal to training completely fasted without any food at all prior to your session.

The real answer on the question of what to eat before a workout is that there’s really no need to make this complicated at all. Proper muscle building nutrition is all about what you do in the big picture of things, and worrying about the exact foods you consume in small windows of an hour here or an hour there really isn’t going to make any difference overall.

The best pre workout meal is whatever combination of foods allows you to train at YOUR personal best. If that means a whey protein shake and some fruit, go for it. If it means chicken and rice, that’s fine too. When it comes to pre workout nutrition, just aim to get in some protein and some carbs within a couple hours of your session. Simple as that.

The only considerations for an effective pre workout meal that you might want to take into account are to make sure that the meal isn’t too large (as this could give you an upset stomach during your workout) and that the fat content is not too high.

Other than that, the best pre workout meal for building muscle and strength is any basic combination of protein and carbohydrates that maximizes your energy levels and allows you to comfortably train with the highest level of intensity. In terms of pre workout meal timing, anywhere from 1-3 hours before your session is usually fine.

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  1. Do you know how long it takes for a BCAA to digest? The reason I ask is because lifting for me is most convenient a little bit after I get up in the morning. Since I'm not very hungry and also don't want to wait an hour and a half to have a pre workout meal digest, bcaas seem good, but only if they are digestible in a much shorter time frame so that they can be utilized in the body quickly.

  2. Sean does a meal made up by only carbs like fruit have an impact from a fat loss point of view? I mean,should you always combining it with a protein source or that's not necessary?

  3. Thanks Sean, we appreciate your straight forward, no BS way of providing information! …Getting and using your Transformation Blueprint after my shoulder heals is something I look forward to. In the meantime, back to your vids!

  4. ( sorry for my bad english )carbs pre training ? really ? well as i learned carbohydrate spike your insuline level right ? but insuline inhib (lower it) GH ( growth hormone) which is what you want to be at his highest lvl during training to create the best environment possible for muscle  growth ! so a high protein and good fat and vegie pre workout meal would be optimal !!! im not tryna say that your wrong at all im just a rookie who ius trying to learn but their is so much stuff in bodybuilding that i dont know who to trust at the end…. the guys who told me that is Vincent Comptois and charles policain the guys who make meal plan and streght training for olympic athlete and ncaa player  they bot have started the ATP product so i guess they know some good stuff. ! tell me what you think about it !!

  5. I have a problem and I need a solution, I have been going to the gym for about 70 days until now and I didn't lose weight!! I do everything almost right, I just need to lose couple of bounds!! I'm 183 w and 5.9 h 

  6. Brilliant, Sean. I somehow tend to get the best workouts with my pre-workout meal taken an hour before workout. Do you think a regular scoop of whey protein and a banana work well? I usually add a handful of peanuts too. Is that a bad idea?

  7. The right nutrition is responsible for about 80% of someone's aspired result. Therefore it's important rethinking food habits (fast and processed food, sugar drinks) as well as having accurate porting sizes according to body weight, age, fitness level, etc.

  8. Yep. before I started eating right it didn't matter how much I exercised my abs were still jello.

    Between I heard that most of the celebrities used to follow to kill their belly using this 7 food items.

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  9. I've always only waited 30 min after I ate my pre-workout meal before working out, now I know why I felt bloated during the workout. Thank you for sharing this now I will wait at leas an hour before working out.

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  11. Hey Sean, you probably have the info somewhere on youtube but I can't find it. What is a good pre-workout supplement? I personally don't take anything and when I did I did not like the shakiness effect it gave me. Anything that is worth buying? I heard coffee but I workout in the evening and it would probably not be good for my sleep at night. Thanks.

  12. Hi Sean,
    Iam alex and I started doing workout 3 weeks ago at my school's gym,,i just wanna know at what time should I take my pre workout meal and what should I take?and what about post workout meal,,,,I just wanna see results………

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