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Dunlopkid
05-22-2007, 04:25 PM
What kinds of carbs should one eat before an important match and how long before?

tenniskid3119
05-22-2007, 04:32 PM
pasta the night before. thats what I do. i go to Olive Garden or somthing like that

Dunlopkid
05-22-2007, 05:08 PM
Thanks, do you mean 12 or 24 hours before? Just curious.

tenniskid3119
05-22-2007, 05:10 PM
say you have a moring match, eat it for dinner. well, 12 hrs.

Dunlopkid
05-22-2007, 05:11 PM
Ok, so pasta's the key then basically?

tenniskid3119
05-22-2007, 05:11 PM
sure, its just carbs

Dunlopkid
05-22-2007, 05:13 PM
;) I know.

LuckyR
05-23-2007, 07:36 AM
Ok, so pasta's the key then basically?

Carbs are carbs, rice, potatoes, pure cane sugar, whatever...

Blade0324
05-23-2007, 10:37 AM
Actually it will provide you the best results in general if you eat a high protein meal the night before, like a steak, then eat some complex carbs about 2-3 hours before your match. You will have the energy you need and will be able to sustain it better as complex carbs break down much more slowly than simple carbs.