View Full Version : Morning lifting

09-05-2009, 11:21 AM
If I lift in the morning do I need to eat a meal before hand? I was planning on just getting up and going to the gym, then eating my post workout meal, and then eating lunch not too long after.

09-05-2009, 11:42 AM
You should have something before you train. Your body was just in starvation mode for 8 hours, and needs food.

09-05-2009, 01:13 PM
Oatmeal and protein shake does a body good.

09-05-2009, 08:31 PM
I lift an hour after I get up.

I have a small shake for breakfast. Usually 1/2-3/4 serving of MHP Up Your Mass.

09-05-2009, 09:43 PM
Oatmeal and protein shake does a body good.

Thats exactly what i have in the morning and i train early as well. I do make sure to have an hour between breakfast and lifting unless i want to see my oatmeal again.

09-06-2009, 04:57 PM
I weight train first thing in the morning at 630am. Get up, and off to the gym. Afterwards I make sure I get some good protein, but I have heard that the body is in a catabolic state when after sleep due to the amount of time without food. Am I actually burning muscle during training then? I am used to training first thing and feel fine doing it, just wandering if training on an empty stomach is a bad idea and not good for muscle building (although I take a protein shake straight after). I figured my body would still have carbs etc from the day before to use

09-06-2009, 05:59 PM
There's a post titled Morning Lifting (http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?t=128986) that's 6 posts from the top of this forum.

You didn't even try to see if this question had been asked before!

Eat something before you train.

Edit: Someone merged the two threads and now I look dumb.

09-07-2009, 03:38 AM
Thanks for the advice. I dont really fancy a protein shake before and after a workout at that time in morning :( Would a quick carb meal prior to workout do the job then get some protein after, or do I need the before and after protein?

09-11-2009, 05:10 PM

Little John
09-11-2009, 08:35 PM
I cook my oats in milk. Protein and carbs in one delicious porridge.