Tips for an early morning workout!
- 11-02-2008, 06:02 PM
Tips for an early morning workout!
Ok so I got a new job and I'm working 8pm-6am. I have to workout fairly soon after I get up(around 3pm,not early,but it's when I'll get up). I know a lot of guys workout first thing in the morning. I was thinking of maybe 1/2 a cup of oats and some whey. Just wondering what some of you do for breakfast when you workout so early in the morning.
- 11-02-2008, 06:10 PM
I usually don't eat before, but take some BCAAs.
- 11-02-2008, 06:13 PM
Since school started, I have to work out some days before my 8:30 class. I get up at 6:30, have some JP8, WPI & WMS, then hit the gym 30 minutes later. I have porridge w/ WPC for afterwards, and I sip on BCAA's during my workout. If it's a huge workout, I would recommend something like 80g WMS/Fast Carbs & BCAA's and sip on that during your workout.
Some people can't eat anything at all before they train, and some eat a whole bunch; you need to try out a few different ideas and see what works.
11-02-2008, 07:28 PM
- 5'3" 126 lbs.
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
I myself train better with food in me. Just depends on you and what your goals are.
11-03-2008, 06:11 AM
11-03-2008, 07:19 AM
I usually do light impact stretching in the morning. Deadlifting when half asleep... ehhhh
To answer your question, I would use anything with a stimulant. Preferably "Tha FLOOD"
11-03-2008, 05:13 PM
Ya, I personally do better when I have something in me too.
Like Renegade said, a stim would be perfect to kick your body out of that groggy mood that could either hurt performance, or just piss you off having to lift crap that heavy that early ^_^
11-04-2008, 12:34 PM
I train in the mornings. I take my P-Slin, and then 20 minutes after I take 1 scoop of whey, 1/2 cup of oats, and 40g of WMS. I also throw back some Vasocharge. It's been working well for me.
11-05-2008, 06:38 AM
11-05-2008, 07:14 AM
11-05-2008, 06:49 PM
11-13-2008, 11:18 PM
Yah, it sucks.
I go in the "morning" myself. Noon-noon:30 for me. I wake up at 10:30, mix up 1 cup oats in the coffee grinder with 1.5 scoops protein. Sit on the ****ter and slam. Then 15 minutes before WO I mix up 2 scoops Core ABC and 2 scoops Xtend w/CM.
I'm usually "alive" by then, but I'd rather work 9-5 and WO after work. Working out that early doesn't give enough time for certain supps like Prime to kick in, IME.
11-13-2008, 11:23 PM
Caffeine pill immediately upon waking. Plenty for me.
11-15-2008, 08:10 AM
11-15-2008, 09:06 AM
11-15-2008, 10:10 AM
two eggs raw, i slice on whole wheat toast but, before all that, 400mgs of caffine (pill form) Bcaa's and vit. C
11-15-2008, 07:55 PM
All I do is oats and some whey and hour before, then my pre workout supp 1/2 hour before I go
11-16-2008, 08:40 AM
11-16-2008, 09:47 AM
I get up at 4.30am...no food...doubleshot espresso....5-6 grams BCAA's...been doing it for years now.
11-16-2008, 09:59 AM
Yeah I work nights as well as you Planetfuzz and I get off around 6am with no food usually. It's tough sometimes but I usually load up on carbs when I get my break and lunch. Break time is midnight and I'll either have rice and brocolli or steak. Lunch is at 3 and I'll have some Raviolli or pasta.. and by the time I get off I'm straight for the hour and a half I put in at the gym. My body is physically drained as soon as I leave work but I'm only 22.. so I still have that drive in me to push when I hit the gym you know?
11-16-2008, 11:45 AM
to be honest i used to go after work because i could lift a little stronger and if i went in the morning i would yawn at the gym and hardly push any weight
since i started getting motivated again i go in the morning 5-6 times a week and i think the addition of 11-22 grams of xtend has helped me severely... i never have trouble working out in the morning anymore... i think a stim helps too... its all about routine... force your body through it a few weeks and it will be like nothing for ya after awhile
11-16-2008, 12:52 PM
I will take a 1/2 cup oats, a protein shake, BCAA's, and a cup of coffee!!!
Think training's hard,. try losing!
11-17-2008, 07:04 AM
11-17-2008, 10:20 AM
I'm experimenting with setting my alarm an hour early, taking a stim and some Swell (for the poseidon and L-leucine instead of BCAAS which kick me out of ketosis), then going back to sleep. In one hour I should be up completely awake and ready to hit the gym immediately. I don't like waiting for things to kick in, especially when the gym is only 20min away. I'm on a cut though otherwise I would replace with whey, multi, stim, etc - an hour or more before, and then sip on simple carbs while working out.
11-17-2008, 10:27 AM
Looking back I wish I would have used melatonin/magnesium and valerian root, though.
11-17-2008, 01:01 PM
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