Pre workout

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1 Post
May 2, 2016 10:12pm
via iOS
So I am wanting to take something pre workout for energy. What do you guys recommend?
02 May
green or black tea.
03 May
i cant have caffeine. is decaf green tea still good?
03 May
Yeah just add some honey
07 May
black. water is always good
13 Posts
May 5, 2016 6:30am
via iOS
Depends how long and what intensity you are going to do.  Generally a piece of fruit should be enough for moderate exercise if you lack energy, though often you will get better results on empty stomach.   You may just need more sleep too.   
If I'm doing anything intensive over an hour I'll have a caffeine based pre-workout half an hour before I start and a milk coffee and apple five mins before.   Anything longer like 20km plus run I'll take some carb mix also half hour before.

And drink plenty of water.   
27 Posts
May 20, 2016 1:56pm
via iOS
I've been reading it's better to workout on an empty stomach, and I have a really stupid question because I'm a little confused. Does "empty stomach" mean nothing at all, or just no food? I like to drink water right when I wake up. Would that still count as an "empty stomach" or should I just jump right in as soon as I wake up and drink water during the workout?
951 Posts
May 20, 2016 3:11pm
via Android

The idea that it's good to exercise on an empty stomach is, first off, wrong.

It's based on the bad science of thinking that if you have no food calories to burn, your body will burn fat for fuel.

This is just another bs shortcut people want to believe.

Losing fat doesn't depend on whether you do exercises on an empty stomach or what exactly your body burned for fuel during your 20 minute workout, fat loss depends on maintaining a caloric deficit. In fact, if you work out on an empty stomach, especially in the morning, if I remember correctly, your body burns a higher percentage of lean tissue for fuel (muscle) and we all know that ain't good.

Your body needs food to function properly, even to burn fat properly.

Now, if people are talking eating a big meal before a workout, I would agree that it's not a good idea. But I always make sure to have eaten well earlier, and to have a good pre workout, usually a shake.

1017 Posts
May 20, 2016 4:18pm
via Android

I would advice you a cup of coffee. Maybe even 2.

And just placing your meals with enough time arround your workout. Which is a little different for everyone.

2 Posts
May 20, 2016 4:59pm
via Android

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