What To Eat Before A Morning Workout?



Hi! My name is Sebastian and i’m a hardgainer. Will You be so kind and suggest a preworkout meal for a morning workout. I get up at 5:20 am, workout starts at 7:15. What meal will be the right choice, so my stomach won’t be overloaded for workout?


This is a question I get alot, and this is a situation I have personally been in myself. Here’s what I suggest:

-50 gram protein shake
-One Serving of either oatmeal, cereal, grits, or waffles

-Pre-workout supp. (Depending on your age and experience, I suggest Omega Sports Cre-Ethyl Thunder, check out my supp. reviews section)

-Peanut Butter and Jam/Jelly Sandwich

-At least 1 litre of water

Post Workout
-50 gram Protein Shake
-2 to 3 grams of Creatine mixed with 50 grams of Simple carbs (Dextrose or Waxy Maize)
-If you don’t have access to dextrose or waxy maize, take your creatine with some juice or gatorade.

Thats what I suggest, and obviously you can tweak it a bit based on your budget, and how full you are feeling during your workout.

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10 Responses to What To Eat Before A Morning Workout?

  1. Jodyq July 24, 2008 at 7:11 pm #

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  3. Ryan August 14, 2008 at 7:13 pm #

    Any thoughts if your wakeup is 5:15 AM and your workout is 6:30… not a heck of a lot of time.

    Great site/blog.

  4. Pat July 20, 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    I really like your blog bud and thanks for sharing the cupon. Im a hardgainer myself but i’m on a quest right now!

  5. Air Climber May 27, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    Exercising has tremendous benefits for your heart and overall health. Alot of people have trouble finding the time in their day to exercise. The way I do it is to set a dedicated time each day and stick to it.

  6. ClaytonPenn August 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    Are there any substitute for dextrose or waxy maize???

  7. antonio March 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    could you give some advice on my preworkoutmeal ? I get up at 5:10 AM and start my work out at 5:30.

  8. kidd August 11, 2011 at 2:42 am #

    When you say portion of Oatmeal , how much would be good as a portion ? I bought myself raw oats with flaxseeds and Granola .

  9. Demond August 13, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    hey there..im about to start with this weight gaining program u have going on..since i dont like oatmeal or grits are there any other foods i can use instead of them??? my starting weight is 154 and im trying to get to 220-230

  10. Ellena May 9, 2012 at 3:41 am #

    I eat quark a lot, its awesome.

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