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hotrod23
08-24-2008, 04:57 PM
I need some advice on when to eat dinner, or, when to workout... I get up for work at 5:30am, so morning workout is out of the question, I get home at 6:00pm, should I eat dinner when I get home, then go workout, or, get home, workout, then eat dinner.

Motor ftw
08-24-2008, 09:53 PM
I need some advice on when to eat dinner, or, when to workout... I get up for work at 5:30am, so morning workout is out of the question, I get home at 6:00pm, should I eat dinner when I get home, then go workout, or, get home, workout, then eat dinner.


Yeah good question.

I have school. So I get home at 5:00 Pm... So


Anyone help this guy?

Willie
08-24-2008, 10:14 PM
I need some advice on when to eat dinner, or, when to workout... I get up for work at 5:30am, so morning workout is out of the question, I get home at 6:00pm, should I eat dinner when I get home, then go workout, or, get home, workout, then eat dinner.


Why is a morning workout out of the question? It sucks to get up at 3:30, but I like getting my training in before work, when I'm fresh and can pay it appropriate attention.

Is working out on your lunch break an option?

If not, I'd suggest drinking a protein shake and working out before dinner.
Maybe even a short nap beforehand. Not sure it matters one way or the other.

FireRescue
08-25-2008, 07:13 AM
IMO To answer this question properly it would be nice to know what your meal pattern was like before 6:00pm.

KingWilder
08-25-2008, 07:35 AM
If it were me I'd eat a small snack (apple, banana, some kind of bar) then go to the gym around 6:30, workout, then eat after

Steven001
08-25-2008, 09:50 AM
I always go to the gym after dinner, but I'm trying to bulk and don't think this is the best thing to do. It is however more convenient. Would I be best to workout before dinner? Rather than what I current do - working out after dinner.

borracho
08-25-2008, 11:11 AM
I wake up at 345am for work..and dont return home till 630pm. On workout days, I usually go home and eat something small..drink some coffee..relax..and then head off to the gym and then eat dinner after I get back.

Not saying this is the best schedule but it is what I have to work with in the current situation...its all about adaptation.

RedSpikeyThing
08-25-2008, 12:23 PM
Go when you have the most energy. Personally, if I've been up since 5:30 I'm going to eat dinner and pass out on the couch so it would have to be before.

keslerfan
08-25-2008, 01:04 PM
i eat at 7ish then have a shake b4 bed

Z 2 8
08-25-2008, 02:31 PM
I think the most important thing is to do it when you have the most energy, otherwise your workout will suck...If you can't do it earlier for whatever reason and your tired when you get home, eat first, then workout. Working out on an empty stomach or being tired probably isn't a good idea. If you eat later, just give yourself a little time before bed.

Basshog
08-25-2008, 02:53 PM
I have a similar schedule and find that it helps to eat a piece of fruit before my workout to hold me over until I am done lifting. If I don't eat anything before i get the shakes after lifting for 30 minutes.

hotrod23
08-25-2008, 06:00 PM
IMO To answer this question properly it would be nice to know what your meal pattern was like before 6:00pm.

I eat breakfast at about 5:50, mid morning snack at 9:00, lunch at 12:00, afternoon snack at 3:00, and usually, eat dinner about 7:00-7:30, and go to gym. To answer Willies question, cant work out at lunch, and I work construction, so I would rather not workout in the morning and have to go work 10 hours. I do have more energy after I eat dinner, long afternoons get me a bit tired, so dinner is a nice pick me up and second wind. Thanks for all the input by the way!!

jAy_Dub
08-25-2008, 08:36 PM
Eat afterwards, your muscles need protein and carbs post-workout.

FireRescue
08-25-2008, 09:06 PM
In my opinion I would get some type of meal between 3:00 and your workout and if not I would certainly look at some type of pre/intra workout nutrition.