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    Question Early morning pre-workout meal

    I've recently had to readjust my workouts from evening to morning. Basically I wake up at 4:30 a.m. in order to start training at 5 a.m. That gives me about 20 minutes to eat something before my workout.

    Just wondering what is the best meal b/c I don't want to be bloated or sluggish. So far I've been having 30g whey in water with a banana and then sipping on Xtend during my workout.

    At 6 a.m. (immediately post-workout) I have 40g whey and 80g carbs (either WMS or oats). Then at 8 a.m. I have a full meal - usually chicken or beef with pasta/rice/baked potato. Rest of my day is typical P+C or P+F meals every 3 hours.

    Any advice on my morning meal? Is fasted with only Xtend a bad idea???

    Thanks
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    When I workout that early, I do so in a fasted state.
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    ^
    same here.
    I trained my best at that time.

    Coffee does wonder for me.
    After training a good solid meal.
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    Good to hear guys. For the past 12 years I've always trained later in the day so I've always placed a big importance on pre-workout nutrition.

    Maybe I'll drop the whey and banana, and just have a coffee before and BCAAs during.
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    Another option is to use a "intra" supp such as Xtend or IntrAbolic pre-workout. No real carbs in either, but at least it will have the anti-catabolic effect so many seek.
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    Originally Posted by snorkelman View Post
    Another option is to use a "intra" supp such as Xtend or IntrAbolic pre-workout. No real carbs in either, but at least it will have the anti-catabolic effect so many seek.
    Thanks, I've been using Xtend so I'll keep that in place.
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    Have bcaa pre-workout and just have a large post workout meal. I have something like 1/2 cup oats with 5-6 whole eggs, peanut butter n honey post workout..
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    Originally Posted by Morillo View Post
    Good to hear guys. For the past 12 years I've always trained later in the day so I've always placed a big importance on pre-workout nutrition.

    Maybe I'll drop the whey and banana, and just have a coffee before and BCAAs during.
    Sounds like a good combo.
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    When I lift that early which I did today, all I have is some water and coffee. Then come home and make some eggs and a bowl of oatmeal with a bunch of goodness in it.
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    Originally Posted by WonderPug View Post
    When I workout that early, I do so in a fasted state.
    is there any benefits of training while in a fasting state?

    and im talking about lifting here..
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    ^ In the very early hours of the morning, say at 4:30am or 5am, I really don't feel like eating and therefore I'll train fasted.

    Thus, the benefit is that I don't have to force myself to eat
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    I work out the same time you do, 4:30am. It can be tough getting food down and what not. I just throw down 2 scoops of whey and have 2 rice cakes with a piece of fruit, I have 1/2 a grapefruit personally but a banana would be quick and easy too. Never feel sluggish or full on this either.
    "I don't believe in following any one training style. I couldn't tell what DC or H.I.T. or FST-7 entail. I have no clue and really don't give a ****. I go to the gym to train hard. I don't need to follow a ****ing "program" to do that." - Evan Centopani

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    ^ But why bother?
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    Originally Posted by WonderPug View Post
    ^ But why bother?
    For me it's because I don't like working out without food in me, I start not feeling good.
    "I don't believe in following any one training style. I couldn't tell what DC or H.I.T. or FST-7 entail. I have no clue and really don't give a ****. I go to the gym to train hard. I don't need to follow a ****ing "program" to do that." - Evan Centopani

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    preworkout morning meal

    Originally Posted by Morillo View Post
    I've recently had to readjust my workouts from evening to morning. Basically I wake up at 4:30 a.m. in order to start training at 5 a.m. That gives me about 20 minutes to eat something before my workout.

    Just wondering what is the best meal b/c I don't want to be bloated or sluggish. So far I've been having 30g whey in water with a banana and then sipping on Xtend during my workout.

    At 6 a.m. (immediately post-workout) I have 40g whey and 80g carbs (either WMS or oats). Then at 8 a.m. I have a full meal - usually chicken or beef with pasta/rice/baked potato. Rest of my day is typical P+C or P+F meals every 3 hours.

    Any advice on my morning meal? Is fasted with only Xtend a bad idea???

    Thanks
    I have two staples for my morning pre workout. I also take SuperPump or Jacked before workouts

    #1 - Steel cut oats (slow digesting carbs) mixed with Peanut butter and a scoop of weigh proteing

    #2 - Egg Beater Egg Whites, a banana, and strawberrys mixed in a blender. Makes a great smoothie.

    I also take XTEND during my workout
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