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Old 15-Mar-04, 06:33 PM   #1
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Morning workouts - what's the pre-workout breakfast like?


The search feature didn't help much, so let me just ask.

I wake up around 6:45am and I'm at the gym by 8. Usually I have breakfast around 7, so I have an hour to process the food. Since I just recently started working out in the mornings I haven't had a chance to figure out if I should just eat my normal breakfast as before, (eggs/toast/milk, etc.) or do something totally different, like have a banana/whey shake and that's it.

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Old 16-Mar-04, 09:19 AM   #2
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i would say stick with the eggs/toast, maybe add some peanut butter in their or even a banana because you just woke up and your metabolism is kicking itself into high gear for the energy you are going to need so getting a good breakfast is "key" IMHO to having a great workout and getting great results expecually if you lift in the morning
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Old 16-Mar-04, 03:37 PM   #3
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Depending on your size, 3-6 egg scrambled egg whites, protein shake, 1-2 cups oatmeal with nuts, 1-2 slices whole grain bread with natural PB. All good choices.
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Old 17-Mar-04, 10:23 AM   #4
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good thread i was wondering the same. i lift 1st thing also i tried doing it a couple times on just a pro shake (thinking id burn more fat). what a joke. the amount of reps i could do rapidly decreased with each set. and it was very hard to get the last rep no matter what it was. now i go with a banana, a pro shake and some oatmeal. tweeter is right, it really is key for first thing work out ppl.
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Old 17-Mar-04, 10:41 AM   #5
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Some prime examples of good complex carb/protein pre-workout meals I have:

1 Cup Oatmeal/Oat Bran
4 Egg whites
1 Peice Whole Wheat Toast

or

2/3 Cup Grits
2 Morning Star Farms Links
1 Peice Whole Wheat Toast

or

4 Weetabix
1 Cup Soy Milk
1/2 Cup Blueberries

etc..

The possiblities are endless. A good pre-workout breakfast is anything with a good amount of complex carbs and protein and low in fat.
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