- July 14, 2006 at 2:34 am #566
I have just joined a local gym and was wondering if anyone could give me suggestions on what I should be eating / drinking before and after each gym session and throughout the week.
I go to gym 3 times a week (I started 7/7/06) Mon, Wed, Fri. My main goal is to BULK UP.
At the moment I am having;
Breakfast – 1 cup porridge with skim milk
Morning Tea – Protein Drink (Musashi) and an apple
Lunch – 1 chicken, cheese, salad in pita bread and an apple
Afternoon Tea – 2 tin tuna
Dinner – Various
Supper – tin fruit and yoghurt
I also take a multi viatmin tablet (Swisse for Men) each day.
I work in Property Maintenance so I get plenty of exercise but find I lack energy. What I need is a daily listing of what I should be eating / drinking so I can get through the day and not feel tired. Also is their anything I could take to help with the bulking up of my body, eg protein drinks etc?
Any ideas would be greatly apprieciated.July 14, 2006 at 2:40 am #6058
At least 2 more protein drinks, more carbs!! and some lovely essential fats!. Try putting a tablespoon of olive oil in your protein drinks 😉July 14, 2006 at 2:48 am #6059
Thanks for the reply Ian, but what I was after is a more detailed description of what to take on a daily basis. When you say more fats, more carbs what sort of things are they. As I am new to all of this I am hoping to get more educated with the help of this forum.
Thanks AgainJuly 14, 2006 at 5:20 am #6060
you should have a protien shake before you go to the gym with some dextrose and maltodextrin. also you should have a protien shake after you finish from the gym. your meal after you you go to the gym should have a high amount of carbs in it.
good fats are fish oil caps, flax seed oil, olive oil and walnuts almonds etc.
i think you may be a bit low in your food intake for bulking up depending on your stats (which you havent told us 😉 )