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.
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.
Without progression, I am nothing.
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
Last edited by Radeon; 09-06-2009 at 04:58 PM.
There's a post titled Morning Lifting 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.
Last edited by yasher; 09-06-2009 at 07:05 PM.
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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?
I cook my oats in milk. Protein and carbs in one delicious porridge.