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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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