View Full Version : fruit juice ok for preworkout?

10-13-2005, 09:15 PM
I been drinking a whey shake and some oats about an hour before working out but ive had a lack of energy. What about drinks like mango juice or banana/pineapple juices?

10-13-2005, 09:37 PM
if your feeling lethargic, maybe. The simple sugar burns up real fast in your sytem. Better to wait to after your workout to replace glycogen.

10-13-2005, 09:57 PM
I'd definitely wait to drink that after workout... RIGHT after workout even. You want a slower working carb pre-workout not a simple carb. Drink it after workout and enjoy every last second of it's sweetness because it's about the only time that I personally would advocate juice in the diet. Man I miss juice....

10-13-2005, 11:38 PM
Don't neglect pre-workout nutrition! You need protein and carbs pre-workout for the best results. Research has proved this more important to anabolism than what you have immediately post-workout. Both are important however.