Preparation is key – How I pack for the day ahead
I am away from home from 6am until at least 8:30pm everyday, so I have found that preparation really is the key to success. The following might not be the ideal way of doing things, but I am still learning and these are currently the things I pack for my work days.
I pack two bags – my gym bag and my work backpack (especially as a commuter, a handbag just doesn’t cut it).
- Gym clothes and shoes (currently wearing Nike Free Run 4.0 v2’s)
- Spare water bottle
Gym Bag Supplements
- Preworkout – Bulk Powders Extreme NOX V3 in Wild Berry (I drink this as soon as I get to the gym before I get changed)
- Postworkout – Muscle Pharm Recon in Watermelon
- Protein Shake – Bulk Powders WPI in Honeycomb (I don’t always drink this. Really depends how I feel after a workout)
- Gummy Bears (For replenishing Glycogen levels)
- Homemade protein bar (the one above is Jamie Eason’s Lemon Protein Bars)
- 2 servings of homemade nut mix – one 15g serving and one 30g serving
- 1 banana
- Large water bottle (the one pictured above is 1.5L)
- Extra Dessert Delights
- Plain yoghurt (not pictured above)
- Oats (not pictured above)
- Chicken sandwich on wholemeal bread (not pictured above)
- 2x natural cheese sticks (not pictured above)
- SmartShaker – I love these. Mine has all my supplements and powders for the day:
- Protein Powder – Bulk Powders WPI in Honeycomb
- Optimum Nutrition OptiWomen Multi Vitamin (two capsules per day)
- Bulk Powders Acetyl L-Carnitine (Alcar) (two capsules per day)
- Bulk Nutrients Green Tea Extract (2 capsules per day)
- Swisse Krill Oil
- Coenzyme Q10 (can’t remember the brand)
- Swisse Sleep (2 capsules before bed)
- Dynamatize Creatine Monohydrate (5g per day)
Once I get home from the gym, I make dinner (usually steak and veg or chicken and veg). I have started taking casein protein (Micellar Creme by Syntrax in Chocolate) before bed as well, which I’ve found is doing wonders for my poor metabolism.
Another disclaimer: Like I said, this may not be the ideal way of doing things. You may have different opinions about what you should be taking and not be taking. This is what I have learnt works best for me. I’ve done a solid amount of research, but if you do have any constructive feedback, leave a comment and let me know.
If you’re a follower of this blog and have seen that I am currently following the Shortcut To Shred program, you may have noticed there’s a few supplements missing from my list (such as Yohimbe and Beta-Alanine). As I am Australian, there are several supplements we can’t get here such as Yohimbe, and I also can’t afford to ditch my current supplements and buy a whole bunch of new ones. Maybe once these ones run out i’ll look into switching it up a bit, but for now these ones are getting the job done!
Posted on July 22, 2013, in Life/Progress, Nutrition/Food and tagged bodybuilding, bulk nutrients, bulk powders, dynamatize, exercise, nutrition, optimum nutrition, supplements, swisse, syntrax. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.