fats in pre workout drink

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Andy741, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. Andy741

    Andy741 New Member

    Is it okay to have fats in the pre workout meal? just not in the post workout meal?
  2. vicious

    vicious New Member

    I think it's okay either way, just that your body uses carbohydrates (then protein, then fat) after a workout.

  3. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator Staff Member

    Mono and poly unsaturated are fine within reason before training.

    If you are from the Kraemer camp, you would faint at the thought of consuming fat before exercise because it can reduce the amount of lactate produced in your cells and thus reduce the GH spurt that can happen while training.

    If you are from a more rational camp, you feel that the miniscule spikes in GH do nothing for actual muscle growth, so, having some fat in your pre-workout drink is no problem.
  4. Andy741

    Andy741 New Member

    Are fats bad in the post-workout drink?
  5. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator Staff Member

    Not in my opinion.
  6. morded

    morded New Member

    why not just take growth hormone and then drink whatever you want? just kidding. I enjoyed seeing that 'the rational camp statement' as if lets me know that bryan makes good the distinction between what happens in a test tube and what makes an impact on real world training.
  7. redrhino24

    redrhino24 New Member

    two tbspn of Flax oil, no carbs, no protein, always threw off serious body heat for me..

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