Originally Posted by RSPTG
DaveMC will be able to add to this post.
Where are you Dave!
evening, been busy doing my thesis and something for coaching which went tits up tonight.
Anyhow, i know this reply is late BUT may be of some us for the future.
Its suggested that low-medium gi foods like wholemeal bread, oatmeal etc are the types of carbs to have before exercise and high gi carbs such as pasta and potatoes after exercise. This may seem a bit the wrong way round as youd think hi gi carbs to cause a greater response by the body to increase sugar levels supplying greater energy, but this doesnt appear to actually help in the long run. This is just a day to day guide, but in terms of what to eat i.e a day or two before or even a month before exercise (e.g things like marathons) you then go into the concept of glycogen loading which is another story
the other thing is hydration, as ive said, in the next couple of weeks ill post my abstract of my thesis up which is on hydration to give people info on it and ideas of what to drink, when to drink and how much to drink