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Old 01-23-14, 12:21 PM   #1
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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 ...
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i vote for two bananas
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Old 01-23-14, 04:05 PM   #3
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For what it is worth, I can only do high-intensity workouts on an empty stomach.
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Old 01-23-14, 04:23 PM   #4
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I'm starting to think that rumrunn6 is trying to justify an all banana diet.
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Old 01-23-14, 05:13 PM   #5
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None of them..I workout on an empty stomach.
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Old 01-23-14, 07:44 PM   #6
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What is with the banana versus other threads?
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Old 01-23-14, 08:54 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-24-14, 02:51 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 01-24-14, 02:52 PM   #9
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I ate a cliff bar on the way to a race and regretted it. It was stomach cramptastic!
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Old 01-24-14, 03:44 PM   #10
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Why not both?
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Old 01-24-14, 05:30 PM   #11
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What is with the banana versus other threads?
What's next - banana vs tree bark?
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Old 01-24-14, 05:46 PM   #12
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Give me real food, not something pricey concocted up in a lab!
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Old 01-24-14, 10:11 PM   #13
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For what it is worth, I can only do high-intensity workouts on an empty stomach.
I'm talking 40min prior.
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Old 01-24-14, 10:12 PM   #14
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What is with the banana versus other threads?
because banana is my go-to fuel source
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Old 01-24-14, 10:15 PM   #15
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What's next - banana vs tree bark?
http://survivaltopics.com/edible-pine-bark/
http://mentalfloss.com/article/22597...ting-beginners
http://survival.outdoorlife.com/blog...-eat-tree-bark
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Old 01-25-14, 08:26 AM   #16
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I'm starting to think that rumrunn6 is trying to justify an all banana diet.
haha gosh no, I'd be too constipated
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Old 01-25-14, 08:59 AM   #17
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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
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Clif bar! You need some protein with those carbs!
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What about post-workout snack ?? ..cheesecake vs ice cream vs chocolate milk..
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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.
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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.

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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.
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I like the really green ones.

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Old 01-29-14, 10:22 AM   #24
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banana is more fun to peel and eat in the drops
bars are too easy
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