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TheAstroTiger
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Pre-workout snack not fueling complete workout
I’ve been working out many years and I told myself this was the year I would get definition in my core. I placed myself on a strict fairly low calorie(below 1200 calories not counting night time meal and with diner 1900-2000) diet as well as my intense workouts. This includes a lift and 30 mins of cardio 6 days a week. My problem is because of the low calories I hit a wall about 15 mins into my cardio where I feel like I will pass out.

I eat my afternoon/pre/workout snack at 3:00 and get to the gym for 5. My snack is 200 calories. Should I move my snack back to 430 or up my calories a few hundred for the afternoon snack to help me complete my workout?
This post was edited on 2/7 at 9:55 pm


LSUAlum2001
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re: Pre-workout snack not fueling complete workout
What is the snack?

Several supplement companies sell carb supplements just for this purpose.





This post was edited on 2/7 at 10:32 pm


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Andychapman13
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re: Pre-workout snack not fueling complete workout
Well, it’s natural that you do that. When people talk about their “second wind” they’re referring to the stored energy their body provides them about 25 mins in. However, as anendirance athletes use the gels a lot. Currently, I’m using Honey Stingers, but Clif and Gu make good ones to.


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Hulkklogan
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re: Pre-workout snack not fueling complete workout
What are you eating?


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LSUfan20005
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re: Pre-workout snack not fueling complete workout
Eat a later lunch.

Realize that eating at a deficit will often impact performance, it's pretty hard to cut AND kill it in the gym.


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lsu777
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re: Pre-workout snack not fueling complete workout
First off that workout routine is an extremely inefficient way of going about this.

Also post your stats and what you are currently eating


TheAstroTiger
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re: Pre-workout snack not fueling complete workout
Whats the efficient way? That is what I am asking. I am trying to learn. That is the point of this thread.

I am 6 foot 205 17-20% BF

Breakfast-Protein shake and Breakfast bar 220 calories
AM Snack- Green Apple 120 Cal
Lunch-Chicken Breast and a veggie- 600 to 650 cal
Pre-workout snack- Uncrustable 210 cal
Post-Gym shake-120 cal
Dinner-Changes. either fish, chicken, or shrimp


lsu777
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re: Pre-workout snack not fueling complete workout
quote:

Whats the efficient way? That is what I am asking. I am trying to learn. That is the point of this thread.



1) you dont need to lift 6 days a week. Hit a full body routine, 3-4 days a week. You can take a look at my greyskull thread for examples or you can look up 531 for powerlifting conditioning template. You can do hard conditioning on your off days though. Use the conditioning and the fasted walking to shred the fat. get strong as shite.

here are a few examples
LCI method

LINK

example diet macros would be something like

calories- 2100
protein- 275g
Carbs-150g
Fat- 45g

eat all your carbs within 1.5 hours before, during and after the workout.


TheAstroTiger
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re: Pre-workout snack not fueling complete workout
Thank you. After hitting another wall tonight I’m all in on changing up my workouts. I think I’m significantly overtraining. My body just feels tired. I know how hard it is to truly over train(or at least was always told that during sports), but I think I’ve found what my body is comfortable with and I’m going past it.


4quartaBamaball
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re: Pre-workout snack not fueling complete workout
Look into LSU7777's Grey skull thread if you're looking for something new. Great info in great detail.


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