Early Morning Workouts
- 03-08-2010, 01:37 PM
Early Morning Workouts
Ok here's the deal, I either have class or work from 9-5 mon-fri. Being a college student that usually leaves my nights pretty booked up with studying, papers, etc. So I like to go lift in the morning. I've never minded getting up an hour or 2 early so it fits easily into my schedule. Also I like to get in there before all the "spring breakers" who have no dedication at all and crowd out the gym doing nothing but curls all evening. The question is... is this a good idea working out on a basically empty stomach?
I usually get up and grab a handful or two of raisins, a scoop of natty PB, and a protein shake with some blueberries in it and hit the gym. Is this enough to not be considered an "empty stomach?"
I guess it also depends on your goals. Right now mine are to put on a few lean pounds but to keep my BF low since I'm about to go on cycle. (To all of you cycle nazis I definitely do have an entire PCT and cycle support ready)
Any help/insight about the working out early thing would be great. I'm still learning and appreciate anyone smarter than me helping out. Thanks
- 03-08-2010, 01:45 PM
03-08-2010, 05:02 PM
What carb would you suggest? Maybe some oatmeal? I just have a time constraint with class or work at 9 so I try to avoid waking up too early so I can still get my 7-8 hours. Egg whites are a problem since I can't cook where I live, maybe I can boil them at home and take them with me. Hmm...
It just seems like I read somewhere that if you don't have carbs or something to burn you burn muscle is that true?? I figured it would burn fat, but hey idk. I'm pretty lean so losing muscle would be bad
Oh and I mix my morning shake with some milk to try and get some more fats and protein in my stomach befor lifting
03-08-2010, 05:11 PM
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