12/23/2004 10:52pm, #31
TaeBo_Master is correct.
samurai_steve posted the exact reason.
Originally Posted by bwerb
While I would wait 15-30 minutes after eating myself, the definition of small snack can vary.
You would need both low and high GI carbs, as well as protein first thing in the morning.
Minimise fat as those take longer to digest.
12/23/2004 11:04pm, #32
So...let's take it back for a sec.
First thing in the morning. I go out and do high intesity intervals. I keep my heart rate up at 80 to 95%+. I like fast, intense high output workouts (for cardio). I am not interested in spending longer...I get-up way to early as it is...what I'm asking is...based on this cardio profile, if the thought pattern is that eating a small snak prior to said workout is beneficial...what would you recommend as an example?
I eat my first meal a short time after my workout.
Weightlifting...different story entirely.The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
Whether it is a good thing or a bad thing, smashing things up is sometimes very pleasant.
12/24/2004 1:31am, #33
First of all, unless you're diabetic, GI plays such a minimal role in your nutrition you shouldn't bother too much with it.
And, I didn't even see Samurai_Steve's post until Piz mentioned it. He's absolutely right. "Fat burns in a carbohydrate fire"... if you don't have sufficient carbohydrates in your system, you won't be able to utilize fat for energy at nearly the same level.
HIIT cardio training is great, I love it. But I would definitely eat first, especially in that scenario. If for no other reason than you'll probably be able to increase your performance by quite a bit. Do an experiment, and then post or PM me the results. (I'm assuming you don't time yourself when you run, but if you do, you can skip Step 1, if you have the times handy).
Step 1 (First week): Continue like you're doing now. Keep track of some tangible aspect of your HIIT training (for example, if you're running, keep track of times and distances)...
Step 2 (Second week): eat a banana, a piece of toast, and a hard boiled egg each morning 20 minutes before your workout. Then keep track of the same statistics as you did the first week. See if there are any noticeable performance gains.
12/24/2004 4:09am, #34Originally Posted by Lights OutFighting evil and upholding justice in blue silk pajamas baby!
Bah!!! Puny Humans.
12/24/2004 8:20pm, #35
12/27/2004 10:31pm, #36
TaeBo_Master is correct about Piz Doff being correct about Samurai_Steve being correct.
12/27/2004 11:07pm, #37
PizDoff is correct about TBM being correct about PizDoff being correct about Samurai_Steve being correct.
12/28/2004 5:04pm, #38Originally Posted by TaeBo_Master