Before Lifting Meal
- 12-23-2012, 06:41 AM
- 12-23-2012, 07:35 AM
Sometimes i lift fasted or lately i've been eating half an apple and a scoop of whey and sip some bcaa's during(always when fasted)when i do conditioning i just do it fasted.Also take a pre before the apple/shake.Actually have better workouts with some food now(stonger/more energy)
Im in the start of a semi bulk(eating what i should for once)too.
- 12-23-2012, 04:10 PM
Eggs oats and some fruit about an hour or so before I lift (around 7:30 am) has always worked pretty good for me.
Sometimes if I'm feeling lazy I'll just have a protein bar and maybe a scoop of whey or something quick and easy like that but I've always felty best after eating an actual meal.
12-23-2012, 05:17 PM
2 eggs 4 whites
Turkey sasauge patties
Lowfat cheese with salsa
Either 1c oats or whole wheat bagel with some peanut butter
1 c oj...
I'm bulking ha
Wait atleast an hour before a.m. lift, great strength and energy
12-23-2012, 05:45 PM
12-23-2012, 08:32 PM
12-23-2012, 09:03 PM
Protein bar, banana, and your prewo. Never lift fasted idc what Amino acid supplement your taking always eat before you lift.
12-23-2012, 11:47 PM
12-24-2012, 12:02 AM
Not saying I agree or disagree because I lift after breakfast, but man that's " broscience" that's not proven that you never should lift fasted...your body is smarter than you think, when it comes to storing nutrients and utilizing those stored nutrients after an intense workout, even fasted...so saying always eat before you lift is misleading to the opOriginally Posted by liftandeat
12-24-2012, 12:55 AM
Ya I wish I had some scientific proof to back it up. But I feel like it is common sense especially if your trying to gain weight. If you lift in the morning fasted your body's only source for real energy is what you ate yesterday. And unless you were carb loading all the protein that you ate is already metabolized. And I know that nobody into fitness likes to eat carbs at night. So lifting fasted is only going to put your body into a catabolic state. Because when you wake up your body is in the early stages of starvation craving nourishment and the first thing your body uses for energy while in this state is muscle not fat. It's kinda like overtraining just counterproductive.Originally Posted by blaykeryan
12-24-2012, 03:56 AM
Usually i'll wake up, eat 4 whole eggs, 3-4oz gd beef or sirloin, and then some carbs (sometimes 2xtoast + jelly w/ banana, othertimes hashbrowns, bagles with nattypb, english muffins, etc)
wait b/w 40min - 1hr then go to gym (4 minute drive) do about 30 minutes of prehab (depending on muscle group maybe less)
12-24-2012, 11:54 AM
Lol at these posts, so by training fasted im actually using my muscles for energy instead of growing them? Hmmm i wonder how i manage to make steady gains if ive been training wrong for the last few years
12-24-2012, 12:08 PM
Noted sipping thru out has worked great for me. But maybe I'll try before for a few weeks n see how it goes.. Always good to try different approaches Even if it just a lil change.Originally Posted by kbayne
12-24-2012, 12:13 PM
12-24-2012, 12:41 PM
M.Ed. Ex Phys
12-24-2012, 12:52 PM
I didn't say to nvr eat fasted..I know you can make steady gains lifting on an empty stomach, using the nutrients from the night before to fuel your workout ...I just prefer to eat as a personal choice...I know the science and physiology of the body...there's too many threads on this topic and there will always be different answers and controversy , but yes your body is not on starvation mode atleast 72 hours of not eatingOriginally Posted by hvactech
12-24-2012, 05:07 PM
Alright im just putting in my 2 cents. Everybody is different and if you've been training fasted for years and you think it's working by all means don't stop. But all I know is when I train fasted I get light headed and don't have a great lift.
12-24-2012, 05:19 PM
12-24-2012, 09:49 PM
12-26-2012, 01:09 AM
12-26-2012, 01:35 AM
I tried training fasted but I felt week and lethargic. I always sip a bcaa , protein , creatine drink during my workout and about thirty minutes before drinking my pwo I eat a peanut butter banana bender ( 1 slice whole grain bread with 3tbs pb and half a banana). It works for me.
12-26-2012, 02:22 AM
12-26-2012, 12:23 PM
12-26-2012, 12:27 PM
12-26-2012, 01:26 PM
I put 15g of bcaas in my blender bottle. fill it up and chug half of it 10 mins before I workout and sip on the rest intra. I used to hate training fasted but then I got busy with school and had to go to the gym early in the morning. u get used to it and I actually prefer it now especially on leg days haha. who can actually hold in their gas as they squat?? lol
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