fasted workouts

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    Jun 02, 2009 12:39 PM GMT
    does anyone out there go to the gym first thing in the morning in a fasted state?
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    Jun 02, 2009 1:05 PM GMT
    no, and it´s not a good idea, unless you want to loose muscle mass.

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    Jun 02, 2009 4:07 PM GMT
    rosenberger_m saiddoes anyone out there go to the gym first thing in the morning in a fasted state?


    It looks like you have a few times. At 5'8" and 145#, the last thing you need to be thinking about is fasting. I weighed 155# at 15 with 12% fat. You need to EAT Little Buddy.

    WIth regard to training while hypoglycemic, it's just a pretty dumb idea. You can study up on ketosis.

    In general you don't have the energy to train just through fat and protein conversion alone, with regard to aerobic activity.

    By limiting your calories you do EXACTLY WHAT YOU DON'T WANT. You train your body to become a fat-storing machine (which is idiotic at least, and dangerous at worst). Your body PREFERS carbohydrate for energy. When it's not there, it's starts storing fat, lowers your metabolism, and burns muscle mass to provide glucose. It's called the feast / famine response and is residual from the cave man days of intermittent food.

    In order to gain muscle, increase your metabolic rate, and get leaner, you need to UP your calories, increase your activity level through HIIT, and do resistance training.

    Many fat asses fail in diet because they invoke the feast / famine response repeatedly, and have their metabolism so fucked up and their body trained to store fat that they say they have bad genetics, and get back on the couch.

    Eat. Train harder. You'll get big, and lean.

    When I train for a contest, I'll often bring my calories up to as much as 4800 to support my activity, all while getting down to about 4% and 5'5" at 190#.

    Not eating is one of the single most stupid things you can do to sabotage your progess.
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    Jun 02, 2009 4:57 PM GMT
    I would die!!!!!!
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    Jun 02, 2009 5:35 PM GMT
    I've always eaten something before lifting, but if I'm doing HIIT in the morning, I have half a protein shake and then go...
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    Jun 02, 2009 5:42 PM GMT
    I was browsing at the bookstore recently, and ran across a FAQ about morning workouts. The author said if you lift in the morning you should eat for the workout the night before.

    That kinda contradicts what so many people say about eating lightly in the evening.

    I can't remember what book it was. Maybe one of the Men's Health books.
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    Jun 02, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    Eating light in the evening is bunk if you're busy, or working out first thing in the morning. You EAT APPROPRIATELY, not just because some starving guys tell you not to eat.

    That being said, of course, you don't binge eat at night if you're inactive, but, it's perfectly fine if you work late, or workout late, to eat late. Saying otherwise is silliness. It's a common sense thing.
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    Jun 02, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    thanks guys, yes i have only been temporarily doing this just to see.... thats what its all about. i still eat enough calories to prevent fat storage thoughout the day. my goal is not to get big muscles nor to eat like a fat ass. I tried the muscle building phase and its not beneficial to me....... i find with my body, eating less than what i burn works great.