There are 5 components of a great pre-workout meal: 1. Protein You want just enough protein to get some amino acids in your system. That’s about 30 grams. If you are trying to gain a lot of weight, you may end up having more, but that’s just because all your meals have to be bigger. Not because more protein is better. 2. Carbohydrates Don’t get suckered into low carb hype and wonder, “Shouldn’t I avoid carbs in my pre-workout meal? The thinking is that if you avoid carbs before you train, you will burn… continue reading.