Anyone else workout early in the morning?
- 04-19-2011, 12:51 PM
Anyone else workout early in the morning?
I've started working out at 5 am and i really like it, only thing is i don't eat before the gym. I usually just do a scoop of bcaa's and a scoop of gatorade and sip on it during my workout. And protein post workout
Am i missing out on gains by not eating before the gym?
Should i mix more into my intra workout? And if so, what?
- 04-19-2011, 03:20 PM
I only use water during training, but if you want to have BCAA's, etc. pre and during training, then you can - this is up to you.
- 04-20-2011, 02:07 PM
Yes, you are compromising your training.
There's mounds of research demonstrating an alteration in hormonal and performance measures during fasted training.
Get some greek yogurt. Do a 1/2-1 cup with some granola sprinkled on top. This is what I eat when I train in the AM. Its light, easily digestable, and will provide you with some energy to get the job done.
04-20-2011, 02:45 PM
Dude there are a ton of fasted trainers on this site I follow a regimen laid out by mullett soldier called fasted training protocol it calls for alot of supplements by usp labs which I love! But they aren't necessary check out the link it's got tons of great info on fasted training.
04-21-2011, 03:01 PM
I trained for 7 years at 5:30 am and ate a meal before hand. Days I didnt it sucked
04-21-2011, 03:15 PM
04-21-2011, 03:25 PM
If i'm on a cut i do fasted workouts first thing in the morning. If i'm bulking I never skip a meal.
04-21-2011, 04:10 PM
I would have to say it's a personal preference .
04-21-2011, 04:27 PM
I work rotating shifts (afternoons to midnights no day shifts) so my early might not be the same as your early. Currently I work afternoon shift and wake up at 10am I eat a omelet made with 4 eggs 4oz chicken 30g cheese and 1 cup brown rice. I work out 1 hour after.
04-22-2011, 12:15 PM
I usally train in morning with a heavy-bag for 20min with a conditioning routine (jump squats,poly push-ups,ab-work) takes around 50min.
I do that one with a scoop of whey.
For my 45min heavy-bag (int.80-85%h/r) i do the shake and an orange or c.strawberries,tried the yogurt once didn't go to good.
Im also training with weights in eve and some hiit/conditioning 4days aweek.
But doing morning thing 5 days with sat morning swimming to recover.
04-27-2011, 09:00 AM
I train heavy from about 5:15am until about 7:35am M-W-F
I get up about 4:15 to 4:25 (depending on if I hit snooze or not). As quick as I can I eat three pieces of 100% whole wheat toast with a blob of natty p-butter and honey on each piece. While eating I am drinking my PreWO and taking my first round of daily sups. I'm usually done eating by about 4:35 to 4:40. Then I take my morning constitution, pack my bag, and hop in the car. I usually pick up my first weight about 5:20...so everything has had a good 40 minutes to start the digestion process. I used to eat 4 pieces of toast, but found it was a bit much before some heavy deads and making me ill. Post WO I drink a whey recovery shake with 52g protein.
It took me a good couple of months to adjust to this schedule...but now I am pretty good to go with it. I think its been about 3 years now.
04-27-2011, 03:54 PM
I train 5 days a week and get to the gym at 5am. Training lasts until 7am - so two hours. Been doing this for about 20 years - except when I was out to sea on a ship in the Navy.
I train fasted.
I have trained after eating a meal too - but I never noticed a difference, so went back to fasted. I sip the BCAA's throughout the workout.
I follow a simple routine ...
Each training session starts out with 10 minutes of moderate intensity cardio - just to warm up the body.
Monday: Heavy Chest / Shoulders
Tuesday: Light Back
Wednesday: Legs (and that is normally leg press / squat / deads / ham curls / leg lifts)
Thursday: Light Chest / Shoulders
Friday: Heavy Back
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