Over the last few weeks I have been experimenting with my pre-workout food choices. When I lift before noon the protein bar and banana I had been eating pre-workout was making me feel slow and slugish -- those food items represent about half my carbs for the day. The past two early day sessions I have done fasted. Maybe just a dash of jerky and nuts on the way to the gym. Much better energy level.
When I workout later in the day, I need to give myself at least three hours after a meal no matter the content.
April 2012, SW 330 / CW 266 / GW Able to do 10 pull ups
Personal best lifts: Squat - 315, Deadlift - 435, Bench - 275, Press - 165 Strong enough? Not yet!
Father of 3 young boys who has gone Paleo to kick a 40-year addiction to carbs. An aspiring powerlifter who wants to be the strongest (and now fittest) dad on the playground.