On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing a quick and simple, bodybuilder style pre workout meal for muscle gain.
Yes, the pre workout meal is a very important meal to fuel your body with muscle building protein, especially when your goal is muscle gain
Earlier in my fitness career, I was following more of a bodybuilding diet, where I included more grains and dairy like oats and cottage cheese.
Although I still occasionally eat oats, I’ve learned my body performs best when I follow more of a paleo way of eating, as my body doesn’t process cottage cheese, or most types of dairy.
However, if you follow a bodybuilder style diet, and don’t struggle with grains and dairy, this pre workout meal is quick and simple to prepare before the gym.
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Pre Workout Meal For Muscle Gain [Bodybuilding Diet]
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
– 1/2 cup rolled oats (I used the wheat free oats since it’s quicker but sometimes I use steel cut oats.)
– 1 cup Water
– 1/2 cup cottage cheese (If you don’t like cottage cheese, when you put it into a shake, you don’t even taste it.)
– 2 servings Protein Powder (I used chocolate flavor. 1 serving goes in the shake, the other servings goes in the oatmeal.)
– 1/2 cup pasteurized egg whites
– 5 g Glutamine
– 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
– 1 packet Stevia
1. First step is to cook the oats in pot on the stove. Just follow the package directions for time and the amount of water to use.
2. While the oats are cooking, it’s time to make the protein shake by blending the following ingredients in a blender for 10-20 seconds: water, cottage cheese, egg whites (another source of protein), 1 scoop of protein powder, and glutamine.
3. Once the oats are cooked and ready to go, add it to a bowl, and top with a dash of cinnamon, the other serving of protein powder, and stir it up.
Nutrition Info (based on 1 serving):
Note: I always cook oats on the stove as I never use the microwave.
A lot of people say oats don’t taste good because they are so bland.
But when you mix some cinnamon and protein powder to it, it adds a really tasty flavor to the oats.
You can also add berries to your oats for added flavor.
So there you go.
You now have a bodybuilder style pre workout meal consisting of a pre workout shake filled with different types of protein from egg whites, cottage cheese, and protein powder.
Then you also have your oats topped with cinnamon and protein powder.
That is going to be a high protein muscle building meal before your workout so you can kick butt when you’re in the gym.
When Should You Eat Your Pre-Workout Meal?
I recommend you eat your pre-workout meal at least 1-2 hours before your workout, so the food can be properly digested before the workout.
Then you’ll be ready and primed to hit the gym.
When food is not properly digested, it can sit in your stomach, as all the blood is rushing to your muscles during a workout, rather than helping with digestion.
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