What to eat/drink before exercise

Fitness Test tomorrow and dreading it!

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03/05/2013 at 19:30

Hello, haven't been on here in eons but "it is time"...I have a VERY physically strenous weekend tomorrow and the day after. We start off with the bleep test, the last time I did it, it almost killed me. What I need help with is this.....what should I eat for breakfast and what should I drink to help me get through this. I am double the age of 90% in my class and can't show myself up......anyone???!?!?!? eg. energy drinks, do they help? Red Bull etc or should I steer will clear....thanks!

M...eldy    pirate
03/05/2013 at 19:53

What have you been using during your training for this ?

I would suggest it might be a bit late to be trying new stuff

03/05/2013 at 19:57

Too late to risk anything new. 

Just use whatever you usually do for your other similar sessions.

03/05/2013 at 20:41

I've only just started training....hence it's going to do me in tomorrow . I've been told stick to carbs but don't eat close to starting, as it'll slow you down. If someone was preparing for a run, what would you eat before to maximise your performance?

M...eldy    pirate
03/05/2013 at 20:47

Apart from the bleep test, which you should be able to do from scratch food wise what else do you have to do tomorrow??

03/05/2013 at 21:19

Martial arts/ self defence stuff

03/05/2013 at 21:32

well even if you do well, the beep test will only last 10-15 minutes. your muscles have enough glycogen to go for a good 90 mins. assuming its in the morning just have porridge and a banana a couple of hours before and water.

03/05/2013 at 21:43

OK, thanks for that I think the problem that I had before was that I ate too close to exercising and was sick . Just don't want that to happen again.....as you can understand.

04/05/2013 at 09:15

I wouldn't eat anything for at least the two hours before very strenuous exercise

04/05/2013 at 17:08

Thanks for all the help. I had a brilliant day, sailed through everything. Guess the little training that I did do certainly helped as I felt much better.

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