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05-03-2012, 05:07 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Doesn't matter to me as long as it's a lot of it. I generally eat a strict bodybuilding style diet, consisting of 40% of my calories coming from carbs and protein each, and 20% from fat sources.
On game days I
stray from that and just load up on carbs until 4-6 hours prior to gametime. After my games I try to stick to protein & fat sources and no carbs and it's in lesser quantity. It's not out of the ordinary for me to eat a couple "light" meals in the morning and then have a 14" pizza 4-6 hours prior to gametime, either.
Calories split up evenly throughout the day or loaded all at once like w/the pizza, for me, doesn't tend to make a difference in regards to being ready to play hockey. If i feel like demolishing a pizza, I go for it. If not, I stick w/my typical lifting plan and cleaner foods, How much you need depends on yourself individually. When I was younger, I'd wake up and if anything would only have an Egg McMuffin or something before I pulled into the rink. Granted I was a teen and didn't lift at all (scrawny), but still, it varies. Try one thing and try another. Make notes and continue to see what is best for you.
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