Just looking for feedback concerning training on an empty stomach. I train around 345am and only consume black coffee before I train. Am I limiting gains?
probably not, take in some BCAAs, i like just leucine during workout. i usually do 10g.
I have trained fasted for the past 2 yrs and have never had any problems reaching set goals.
Like others have said its doubtful. Its about what you do over time n staying consistent. Because if all i had to do was get pre n post workout nutrition right id be a monster.
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Thanks for the feedback guys.
I have tried it for months on the LG diet. I noticed that my strength was about the same BUT I fatigued much faster and didn't have the same energy level. IMO, this slightly limited the total intensity I could get out of my training and thereby was a limiting factor in the maximum rate of my possible progression.
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Thanks for the input guys
I like to workout in a fasted state. I just feel lighter and my body isn't devoting any energy to digestion. And then it sure is fun to eat like a lion after the post-workout shower.
But like anything, it has it's pros and cons. I do notice an increase in energy when I workout later in the day and have consumed some calories but for some reason I tend to stick with the fasted workouts.
Have you ever tried aminos or anything pre workout.Originally Posted by redrobe
I haven't. I've read plenty of recommendations on taking BCAA's before a fasted workout but I just don't have the cash to try it out. I've cut myself off from buying supplements for awhile. I follow a lazy "lean gains" protocol. I eat between 12-8pm or 1-9pm, keep the protein up and don't worry much about my carbs but overall get in the right number of calories for the day/week, and just train hard.
I'm happy with the results. I've dropped 18 lbs in the last 7-8 months and have held onto my muscle. I'm 5'10 160lb so I'm not big but in good shape.
You're lookin' good in your icon pic. Keep it up and don't be afraid to try out fasted training for awhile. Check out leangains.com that guy has way more info than me.
I have a tough time doing my light recovery routines fasted if i overdo it just alittle or even not eat the right fruit/protein afterwards(fast digested/higher glucose)i have fatigue for hours afterwards now.
This is with a h/r of only around 130bpm at the highest didn't use to have this "problem"so fasted training(lifting,running,ect)i s a no no for me.
Plus a to friggin hungry when i wake up to train with any more intensity!My morning coffee only takes the hunger away long enough to either do a 45-60min recovery w/o and make breakfast
I'm done eating at midnight and train fasted at 1pm the next day, trying a no carb pre workout drink that's bringing back the pump and energy, this may help you.
It really depends on how your own body
Responds to it .
Remember we are all different
Some can train fasted and others can't
Me myself cannot train fasted
I prefer to train fasted.... My question is am I limiting gains? I eat immediately post training.Originally Posted by Skyline310
Bcaa during training and quality calories throughout the day.Originally Posted by 0071982WC
If your diet is conducive to gaining then yes you will gain...the same as if you weren't training fasted.
Its about overall macros
I would say at the very least some EAA/added leucine would be a nice addition, then just have your PWO shake, or meal.
I trained fasted for a LONG time.
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i like 10g leucine during my workout!!!
best thing ive ever done.