During a fast...
- 08-12-2009, 09:51 AM
During a fast...
I am currently doing a 24 hour fast, for reasons of my faith. It has been a good LONG time since last I had performed this part of my faith. Question is, and I think I already know the answer, should I avoid all lifting/workout during a 24 hour period of fasting?
Normally I am thinking yes. I plan to fast at least one day a month from here on out, and just want to get a better idea for scheduling around it. Wondering if any other lifters deal with this intermixing of faith/lifting?
- 08-12-2009, 09:56 AM
I'd say avoid lifting as you won't be able to hit protein post-workout and will be fatigued during workout, which may lead to injury. If there is flexibility in your fast days do them on off-days. If you're feeling really crazy you can do cardio on fast days. Lots of fluids needed though. Are you permitted to drink any vitamin water or other caloric type beverage that may help deal with plummeting blood sugar?
- 08-12-2009, 10:01 AM
08-12-2009, 10:30 AM
It is pretty flexible, very actually. But there is a slight chance I may get an uncurvable desire to have such a day out of nowhere(such as today).
I plan to keep it outside of normal lifting, and if I go on cycle I will hold off on fasting due to many reasons. But speaking on a normal day to day basis.
Thats pretty much what my opinion was about it. I was thinking maybe cardio would work, but I could see that draining me too much during this point in my life. Just looking into the facts. Common sense said no, and science backs it ^.^
Also it is sitll a workout, just of a different set of muscles
08-12-2009, 12:39 PM
08-12-2009, 01:52 PM
yea without proper post workout supplementation your cortisol levels will go through the roof, you will probably lose muscle.
08-12-2009, 02:06 PM
08-12-2009, 02:35 PM
08-12-2009, 11:17 PM
well USPLabs spoke about intermittent fasted workouts or whatever, and if you can drink anything, does that include BCAAs?
08-13-2009, 12:20 AM
08-14-2009, 06:10 PM
08-14-2009, 06:30 PM
Drink unfiltered apple juice when you fast it creates a vaccum in your intestines and can pull out gall stones. There is a great gallbladder cleanse recipe that i did recently involving some herbs for two weeks then apple juice, EVOO and lemon. Crazy stuff man but cool to revent any probs in ten years or something.
08-14-2009, 08:00 PM
08-15-2009, 01:37 AM
You may have few gallstones or you may only have enough that its not an issue today or for the next 15-20 years.... but you may avoid a potential problem with a tiny bit of effort and live better as a result.
I recently decided to do one, no reason on other than why not... and passed a few hundred stones.... from bee bee sized to grape and i have 0 gall bladder issues....
Its just a recommendation that i would make to anyone proactive about health. take care, god bless.
08-15-2009, 12:20 PM
I've also done it before and I'm only 24 years old. It was my understanding that the apple juice should also be organic (apparently its better if its from organically grown apples). The malic acid in the apple juice (some people use whole green apples as well) is what dissolves and loosens the gallstones.
This type of cleansing also removes dangerous fats & toxic chemicals that become stored in the liver over time (toxins from preservatives in food, prescription medications, alcohol consumption, etc.).
I would consult a physician before doing this though, I've heard several stories of this type of cleansing actually bringing about gallbladder problems with people who had undiagnosed and/ or unrealized issues in this area.
Just my 2 cents,
08-15-2009, 09:21 PM
08-17-2009, 11:57 PM
What's one day a month, bro? Don't lift. Don't eat. Just pray. It's not too hard.
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