View Full Version : Workout on an empty stomach....

11-26-2003, 01:03 PM
I cant eat anything when I wake up and I do my workout on an empty stomach....

Is that a problem?

11-26-2003, 01:07 PM

Yes its a problem, have a shake at the least.

11-26-2003, 07:11 PM
I did that about a year ago. I was training mornings on an empty stomach, both weights & cardio. The results? Lost heaps of muscle, lifts all went down dramatically, lack of energy throughout the day, sleepness nights, basically - overtraining.

It may work for some - but not for me. On the ocassion i do morning training now, i get up an hour before and have a protein shake with some carbs and glutamine, and i don't have any probs

11-26-2003, 07:17 PM
With your last meal maybe 6-8 hours prior....you're in a very catabolic state. I wouldn't suggest it. Why exactly can't you eat anything when you wake up?

At the very least, down a protein shake with some carbs.

Saint Patrick
11-26-2003, 07:28 PM
I agree w/ the others

Stephen Riddington
11-26-2003, 10:45 PM

11-27-2003, 06:00 AM
:withstupi How can anyone function in the morning without eating.. let along try to lift heavy weights :|

11-27-2003, 11:41 AM

11-27-2003, 03:50 PM
Lot of stupid people on this thread :)

11-27-2003, 03:57 PM

11-27-2003, 06:11 PM
Yep all the stupid people agree, whether you like to eat in the morning or not, you must :) especially if you wanna grow

11-29-2003, 11:29 PM
When I work out in the morning I do the shake thing, because I'm usually not hungry in the morning either (though I always eat bruffis) because it doesnt fill me up as much as solid food and it is generally processed much faster so I dont feel full when working out.

If you're particularly saucy, you can wake up a little early, drink your shake or eat your breakfast, go back to sleep, and then wake up at the usual time and work out as planned. A lot of people do this, actually.

11-30-2003, 06:18 AM
how can people not eat in the morning! omgogm, im freaking starvin when i wake up..