I'm a morning lifter, no choice there. Here's my routine. wake at 4:30, eat around the same time. Meal consists of required supplementation, a small bowl of oatmeal, cup o joe, and a Whey isolate shake, wait around for a bit and head to the gym for 5:30 ar***** time. During the drive I'll whack down my pre-w/o pump drink. Problem is my system hates eating so early and then working out. I constantly feel like crap, gas spewing from me in every direction, bloated, Heavy leg sets make me stand over the garbage can waiting to vomit. Overall, an unpleasent experience
So, don't eat so much right? Sure. Tried it, I've cut everything out at one point or the other to get the edge back. When i cut out the carbs I just don't have the energy for a good w/o. I gas and don't really get that fatigued feeling in my muscles. Cut the coffee/pump mix..eh...it takes the whole workout to get my core temp up and I only have about 45 minutes of gym time. I've tried everything BUT dropping the protein, until today, today i had a 1/2 cup of oatmeal, coffee and pump mix and my w/o was pretty good.
GREAT. from all the reading and research i've done it seems whacking down a shake pre and post w/o protein is rule number 1 when building muscle.
So my real question is it worth suffereing through most w/o's if I'm getting the protein i need pre and post. I still get my weight and my sets in, they are just miserable at times. Or is it OK to sacrifice PWO protein for a good w/o then take care of the post stuff.
I hate the thought of wasting my time in the gym while I'm busting my ass for muscle.
Any thoughts from the minds that be?