What and when to eat before training

GPP:
A: 15-20 Minutes Hang Power Clean and Jerk Practice

Then:
500m Row T.T.

Rest 3 Minutes

Run 1 Mile @100%
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Performance:
A: Build to a 2rm Power Clean and Push Jerk in 8 Min
B: 3xME TNG Power Clean and Push Jerk @80% A

Then:
500m Row T.T.

Rest 3 Minutes

Run 1 Mile @100%

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As Coach Takano would say “You need 2 meals in you before you lift.”

He likes to instruct his athletes to get up early enough before training to have eaten twice and have been awake long enough to be limber/alert for training. This is why the most optimal time to train is in the afternoon, but with the dynamic lives we lead optimal is more of a dream…

Bare minimum you should try to eat at least 2 hours before a training session involving intense cardiovascular work and about an hour before a lift. Make sure to include a balance of all 3 macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbohydrate) in this meal. Oatmeal and berries is not a good morning breakfast before ragetime… it is all carbs. Including each macronutrient in a meal ensures that your energy levels will be smoother and/or that you won’t “Pull a Jon G.” whilst squatting and pass out. Avoid spicy foods, sugar, milk products, and other inflammatory foods as much as possible. Nothing is worse than “Fran” except “Fran” with a spicy gut bomb waiting to come out of a sphincter in either direction.

Food is fuel and should be used as such.