Workout on full or empty stomach?

  1. Board Supporter
    hypo's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    524
    Answers
    0

    Workout on full or empty stomach?


    Do you guys usually work out on a full or on an empty stomach? Usually I try to eat a very full meal an hour or two before the gym and a protein shake and some rice cakes or something similar right before. Sometimes I drink gatorade too to try to get as many carbs in as possible so I can have a good workout.

    But does cramming in carbs right before you hit the weights help you have a better workout? Some workouts I have seem really fueled and I usually attribute this to eating a lot before leaving. But does it make a difference? Or do you want an empty stomach to avoid that sleepy feeling and to allow more blood to work with the muscles?

  2. Superman
    Manu20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    4,076
    Answers
    0


    I prefer not to lift on an empty stomach.
  3. Registered User
    g4ud1n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Age
    28
    Posts
    281
    Answers
    0


    I try to wait at least an hour and a half, especially on legs days, so I don't throw everything up.
    •   
       

  4. Board Supporter
    MaDmaN's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Age
    55
    Posts
    990
    Answers
    0


    I train around 5:30am all I take is Turbo V-12 prior to training,and I never has a problem with energy..
  5. Registered User
    Iron Warrior's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  265 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    5,329
    Answers
    0


    I need food one hour before training, especially oatmeal
  6. Registered User
    keith1569's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Age
    30
    Posts
    119
    Answers
    0


    i generally also wait about 1 hour after i eat before i workout..if its early in the am i take some satur8 and then im good to go
  7. Registered User
    synesta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Age
    41
    Posts
    17
    Answers
    0


    I have to workout on an empty stomach. Seems I don't feel as much of a pump if I am full. Guess my blood is all used for digestion lol. I say do what works for you.
  8. Registered User
    mrbig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    26
    Answers
    0


    I eat 1 hour before the work out
  9. Board Supporter
    GTOman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    133
    Answers
    0


    I usually eat 2 hours before my workout. I do this so that my post workout shake comes at a time when I would normally eat a regular meal. I eat every 3 hours and my workout with warmup/cooldown lasts about an hour.

    Not sure if it's the best way to do things, but it seems to work well for me. If you eat every 2 1/2 to 3 hours there isn't much room there unless you workout first thing in the AM like MadMan does.
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Adipoxil with food or empty stomach?
    By AtomicFox in forum Supplements
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-04-2010, 02:35 PM
  2. Confused: Food or empty stomach with Pro-Hormones?
    By sixpackabman in forum Supplements
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-26-2009, 02:02 PM
  3. Replies: 30
    Last Post: 05-18-2009, 07:27 PM
  4. Cordygen5 with meals or empty stomach?
    By superstar in forum Millennium Sport Technologies
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-29-2008, 08:27 PM
  5. Orals taken with food or empty stomach?
    By KTL in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-23-2007, 12:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in