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rumrunn6 01-23-14 12:21 PM

banana or 2.4 oz cliff bar
 
wutz better before a 40 minute high intensity workout?

Banana
Calories 105
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 422mg 13%
Carbohydrates 27.0g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 14.0g
Protein 1.0g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%

cliff bar 2.4 oz
Calories 250
Calories from Fat 60
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sat Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Carbohydrates 41 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 21g
Other Carb 16g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 90%
Vitamin E 100%
Vitamin K 25%
Vitamin B6 20%
Vitamin B12 15%
Thiamin B1 10%
Roboflavin B2 15%
Niacin B3 15%
Calcium 25%
Magnesium 15%
Zinc 10%
Selenium 10% (men over 50 you see this?)
Iron 10%
... and some other stuff ...

bmontgomery87 01-23-14 12:34 PM

i vote for two bananas

ericy 01-23-14 04:05 PM

For what it is worth, I can only do high-intensity workouts on an empty stomach.

RPK79 01-23-14 04:23 PM

I'm starting to think that rumrunn6 is trying to justify an all banana diet.

wolfchild 01-23-14 05:13 PM

None of them..I workout on an empty stomach.

robabeatle 01-23-14 07:44 PM

What is with the banana versus other threads?

CharlyAlfaRomeo 01-23-14 08:54 PM

Minimum of two hours between eating and beginning a high intensity workout for me.

I would vote for a couple of pieces of fruit and possibly some cereal over a packaged energy bar if convenient.

Noonievut 01-24-14 02:51 PM

I've tried both, among other things. I don't think it matters. I believe it's more about what you've been eating that day, the day before, etc., and your own body, and the time of day, plus the placebo effect of thinking you're ready for a hard work out based on what you've eaten.

Number400 01-24-14 02:52 PM

I ate a cliff bar on the way to a race and regretted it. It was stomach cramptastic!

Buzzatronic 01-24-14 03:44 PM

Why not both? :)

ericy 01-24-14 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robabeatle (Post 16436069)
What is with the banana versus other threads?

What's next - banana vs tree bark? :D

zonatandem 01-24-14 05:46 PM

Give me real food, not something pricey concocted up in a lab!

rumrunn6 01-24-14 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericy (Post 16435511)
For what it is worth, I can only do high-intensity workouts on an empty stomach.

I'm talking 40min prior.

rumrunn6 01-24-14 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robabeatle (Post 16436069)
What is with the banana versus other threads?

because banana is my go-to fuel source

rumrunn6 01-24-14 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericy (Post 16438405)
What's next - banana vs tree bark? :D

http://survivaltopics.com/edible-pine-bark/
http://mentalfloss.com/article/22597...ting-beginners
http://survival.outdoorlife.com/blog...-eat-tree-bark

rumrunn6 01-25-14 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16435553)
I'm starting to think that rumrunn6 is trying to justify an all banana diet.

haha gosh no, I'd be too constipated

StanSeven 01-25-14 08:59 AM

Bars are convenient to carry, tasty to eat when you get the right ones, easy to pack, don't get squashed, don't go bad, and you can eat part and put the rest away. No contest for me when I ride

lsberrios1 01-25-14 09:15 AM

Clif bar! You need some protein with those carbs!

wolfchild 01-25-14 03:50 PM

What about post-workout snack ?? ..cheesecake vs ice cream vs chocolate milk..

lsberrios1 01-25-14 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolfchild (Post 16440303)
What about post-workout snack ?? ..cheesecake vs ice cream vs chocolate milk..

Chocolate milk... accompanied by pecan pie topped with almond, coconut and chocolate ice cream.

MEversbergII 01-25-14 07:26 PM

I'm going to go with the banana, because in my case I'm trying to stay away from grains. Also, you list a number of nutrients for the candy bar but not the banana. I will give you though, gram for gram the bar is much denser.

M.

f4rrest 01-27-14 01:16 AM

Inspired by the "bananna vs. whatever" threads, I had a banana for the first time on a ride (after the hill repeats). Normally, I might have had a gel. It was great.

MEversbergII 01-27-14 07:41 PM

I like the really green ones.

M.

bikebreak 01-29-14 10:22 AM

banana is more fun to peel and eat in the drops
bars are too easy


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