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Old 03-17-2007, 04:17 PM
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Default Pre Workout Carbohydrate Consumption

There has been a lot of new coaches / trainers recommending high glycemic foods pre work in order to promote an anabolic state. What research have you guys come accross on this topic and what is your opinion on it?

In my opinion I have always beleived in low GI foods pre workout in order to maximize insulin sensitivity post workout as well as ensuring that we don't go into a hypoglycemic state pre workout (insulin will push glucose into the cell causing blood glucose to be lower).

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