Training & Nutrition - Food question...
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11-03-03, 05:46 AM
I'm open to all sugestions...Tomorow I have a physical endurance test that will last around six hours. We have to bring our on lunch and water. If you were gonna be doing push-ups, sit-ups, running, carrying heavy stuff, what would you eat the day before, and carry with you the day of for food?? This all starts at 6:00am and will last for 6 hours. We will also be doing lots of hand-to-hand combat and weapons firing..(It's my SWAT Team tryouts.) They actually call it "SIX HOURS OF HE!!". Thanks to all who respond with advice!
I'd have spaghetti (or other pasta) the day before
the event, carb loading can't hurt.
You'll want somthing that will provide energy the day
of the event that is easily digested etc.
maybe a bowl of oatmeal before you leave? I'd carry
an energy bar (cliff bar) as part of lunch.
Not a nutritionist nor do I play one on TV
Carbs before the night before, beneficial or not, it will give you a good nights sleep. Add a little protein (meat topping on pasta or the like) just to help any rejuvenation that night.
Oatmeal in the morning sounds like a winner. Again, a little protein (maybe a few egg whites).
As the day continues, eat for your events. It's pretty logical, don't eat right before etc. Try and get some easily digestible stuff, sports drinks, energy bars etc are good. Dried fruit is also good. If you have any extended breaks, try and get in some solid food (low in fat!) that you know you like and is easily digested, nothing exotic.
Stay hydrated! Quality sports drinks, tonnes of water etc. No milk products all day. Nothing else you have never eaten before (if haven't had the energy bars before, forget that idea). You don't want any surprises!
11-03-03, 08:08 AM
Thanks to you both!!!
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