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Do you wake up in the middle of the night to drink a shake?

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    Do you wake up in the middle of the night to drink a shake?


    Do you wake up for a protein shake then go back to bed?

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    Hell no. I would hate to interupt my sleep like that.
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    I don't PURPOSELY wake up but when i do i'm normally hungry so i grab a shake, maybe cottage cheese or some chicken.
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    No.

    I pee then sleep some more.
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    I would never set an alarm to do this, if I were to wake up to piss I might grab something, probably not because I'm to lazy at night. But you should never set an alarm from this, you need as much uninterrupted sleep as you can get!
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    No...

    Even if I did wake up to piss and was hungry I would not further disrupt my sleep by taking the time to prepare something to eat or drink.
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    I try not to eat anything after 6pm or so, I know i should have a no/low carb snack to keep my metabolism going but, i can' think of what to eat, and i'm not kranking the blender up at 12pm to wake up the house.

    Sometimes i do start my day with some isolade zero carb protein with water..... and sometimes end my day with that 2.
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    no. but I probably should.
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    well i have to get up and piss in the middle of the night anyway so i keep a 40 g of protein drink sittin on the nightstand next to me so after i come back from the bathroom i chug half and go back to sleep ! , of course i prepare that drink just b4 i go to sleep made with water.
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    Nope, I don't wake up through the night anyway so I just take a casein shake before I goto bed.
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    that's a good idea water logged, I always have a 64oz stein next to my bed and i wake up 3 or four times to take a sip to go back to sleep, throw some isolade zero carb in there, and i'll be golden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxxxon
    No.

    I pee then sleep some more.


    same here
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    I take a shake just before but and never set my alarm to wake up purposefully. Actually, ever since I have been taking USP Labs REM3G, I rarely wake up in the middle of the night at all. However... before REM3G.... if I did wake up to hit the head, I would knock back a Muscle Milk RTD. Quickest and easiet 42 grams of protein ever. Half the time I wouldn't even remember doing it but would see the empty carton in the trash in the morning.
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    I will drink one if I wake-up but I make sure that I take one just before bed to close off the day.
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    I pop some amino tabs, they are on my night stand, grab a handful and head to the bathroom.
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    No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziricote
    Nope, I don't wake up through the night anyway so I just take a casein shake before I goto bed.
    me too. I eat every 2-3 hours throughout the day so I see no need to interupt my sleep to eat at night.
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    i do if i get up. experts in sleep say to get 8 hrs strait without any interuptions or noise. if i do get up in the middle of the night ill get a shake. (if im concious enough to relize it)

    seriously guys sometimes ill get up eat a snack like soem combos or somethign and not relize it intill the middle when im eating and my mother will say John your not supposed to be eating that. and i go o **** and quick stop it and get a shake.

    for the most part i conciously try to get a protein shake in if i get up I dont wake myself up on purpose(used too) like Jay cutler does or many pro bbers do .
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    No that's stupid. Why interupt your growth?
    If I do happen to wake up tho, I have a Amino cocktail in my fridge and I'll take a couple gulps of that and go back to bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    i do if i get up. experts in sleep say to get 8 hrs strait without any interuptions or noise. if i do get up in the middle of the night ill get a shake. (if im concious enough to relize it)
    experts in sleep dont have diabetic cats that are DYING TO EAT AT 4AM~!@#(()!@#!@
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    I wake up and take about 5 scoops of xtend, and 5-10grams of glutamine. I set an alarm for approx half way through my sleep.

    I literally always have to piss when I wake up so this is the perfect opportunity to do both. Anecdotally I have experienced faster recovery and less DOMS, even during times of higher intensity training.



    Jacob Wilson (aka venom) wrote the following in one of his practical application guides:

    What should I consume during my Mid Sleep Meal?

    I advice setting the alarm in mid sleep, and having a shake next to your bed. I typically mix a mixture of EAAs for caloric efficiency, with a protein powder. To slow digestion I consume EPA in the form of fish oil pills. Further, I include HMB to further hinder protein degradation, as well as glutamine. Shoot for at least 3 grams of leucine here.
    If you want to slightly slow digestion, but keep calories low, have EAAs, and consume only a small amount of cottage cheese, such as a fourth cup. The opioid peptides in it should slow gastric emptying.

    Sample Pre and MidSleep Meal


    Pre Bed

    1 cup cottage cheese
    1 to 2 scoops of amino acid shooter
    fish oil pills amounting to at least a 1 to 1.5 grams of EPA
    1 gram of HMB
    5-10 grams of glutamine

    Mid Sleep

    10 grams of essential amino acids, containing at least 3 grams of leucine to restore protein synthesis
    cup casein
    1 to 1.5 grams of EPA
    1 gram of HMB
    5-10 grams of glutamine
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    I get up for a piss at 2-3am, then drink a scoop of Poseidon by my bed.

    At 4.30am I'll drink a blended P-Slin meal of oats, banana, whey - then go back to sleep for 1.5hrs before my workout.
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    Only when I was gaining weight would i have a shake ready for my middle of the night piss...this worked wonders for me. Those extra grams of protein were needed to help me recover. I was up anyways so why not.
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    Likewise..If I wake up I am usually hungry so I slam a quick shake and then back to lala land
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    I'll do one before bed. usually if i wake up i pee then fall back into bed
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    **** no!
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    This is so stupid. Who does this? I mean really.

    Solid REM sleep is far more important for long term fitness goals than waking up hungry in the morning.
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    sometimes i start the bbq up have a steak do 50 sit ups. nothing better than midnight feeds
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    I would NEVER fall back to sleep if I did that.
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    If I happen to wake up and take a piss then I'll chug a shake before I go back to sleep otherwise no.
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    I am such a deep sleeper as it is. I don't even wake up to go to the bathroom. There is no way in hell I could imagine getting up and shaking the **** out of a blender bottle. I would most likely leave the biggest mess known to man and quite possibly drink bleach or something. I am so out of it in the morning, I couldn't imagine what it would be like in the middle of the night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rake922 View Post
    Do you wake up for a protein shake then go back to bed?
    Hell no! That's what Casein is for.
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    the theory behind waking up and pounding a shake is good but sleep is way to valuable to me. I wish i could hook it up with an IV
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    I usually drink a casein protein shake before I go to bed, so there is no need to drink one
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    i recently invested in a nightcap zma and casein protein and i have not been waking up at night at all. when i do wake up in the morning i have to piss really bad. the better sleep has helped my training a great deal already, im hoping i continue to rest so well. i tried tryptophan pills and did not get any results but the zma doesnt necessarilly help me get to sleep but once im out, im out.
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    Why would you do that? EAt cottage cheese before bed, it takes roughly 6 hours to digest and if you mix if with fat then it take even longer. No need to interrupt sleep, it you have a good diet you'll have all the protein you need from daily meals. Sleep isn't a time where you use any energy so provided you get enough protein in the day 1 gram/lbs of bw you're fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrchristian View Post
    I would NEVER fall back to sleep if I did that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerlifterMB View Post
    Why would you do that? EAt cottage cheese before bed, it takes roughly 6 hours to digest and if you mix if with fat then it take even longer. No need to interrupt sleep, it you have a good diet you'll have all the protein you need from daily meals. Sleep isn't a time where you use any energy so provided you get enough protein in the day 1 gram/lbs of bw you're fine.

    totally true and thats what I do------I add some fish oil in there or canola oil--- down it and bed....

    in the ole days before whey the classic BBs------had to do this-- they relied alot on Cottage Cheese and its kinda tasty too-------yum
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    i would suppose good sleep would be much more essential than worrying about eating while you're sleeping. especially if you're attempting to gain weight it would be in your best interest to take care of your nutritional needs during your waking hours. bedtime means bedtime: time to recover and get bigger.
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