"Take on an empty stomach" - DARNIT!!!

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    Apr 17, 2007 10:03 PM GMT
    So I am faithful to my NO Explode and Cellmass and find it frustrating that it needs to be taken on an empty stomach. Although I understand the science behind it, it just sometimes makes no sense.

    For example, one should eat light before a workout, but on NO Explode, forget about it.

    And then right after your workout, eat again, but on Cell Mass, forgedaboutit!!

    Any thoughts?

    I do not eat before my workouts and rely on NO Explode to sustain my energy, till after my workout, thus tapping into my fat reserves. Then I have my calorie laden shake, and save my Cell Mass for later in the day.

    Working out on an empty stomach has made me lean to no end, and maintained all my muscle mass, so it is working, but if one had to rely on the BSN routine for NO Explode and Cell Mass, the instructions do NOT ideally fit into what is considered the 'traditional' way to balance fitness and nutrition.
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    Apr 18, 2007 4:10 AM GMT
    I've looked at those things, and as near as I can figure out, by "empty stomach" they mean, "within an hour of a sit-down meal." For example, on the side of their "sample" box, they recommend using cell mass (but not NOexplode) with a protein shake.

    Anyway, if you bought ALL of their "recommended" stuff and followed ALL of the directions, you'd A) have to spend ALL day either eating or popping supplements and B) have to invent new laws of physics.
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    Apr 18, 2007 4:22 AM GMT
    Well you're in amazing shape, so I'm sure whatever you're doing - you're doing RIGHT. But I find that with N.O. Xplode, if I don't time my eating very carefully, I either feel like passing out at the gym (not having eaten recently enough) or ready to 'explode' (having eaten too recently). I find a good time is to eat a good meal about 1 1/2 hours before you take the N.O. Xplode. With my routine, I usually start with 20 mins of cardio, and by the time I've gotten to the gym and finished my cardio, I have plenty of energy kicking in from the N.O. Xplode. I've recently stopped taking BSN's cellmass because it didn't do much for me (I think I'm one of the few people that naturally produces more creatine), but you should be able to take Cellmass and then eat shortly afterwards. I suppose it also all depends on how long your workouts are etc. But as far as pre-workout goes - 1 1/2 hours after eatin before taking N.O. Xplode seems to be the trick for me.
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    Apr 18, 2007 11:14 AM GMT
    Mike, you look GREAT.

    That said, you wrote: "it makes no sense to me." Someone else referred to same supplements as "...trick."

    Hmmmm.

    By the looks of it you achieved your goal of lean hard muscle. So now you're in maintenance mode. Perhaps it's time again to simply eat right?

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