I workout first thing in the morning. I've heard working out on an empty stomach is not a good idea, but I've been told by a local bodybuilder, who is huge by the way, that working out on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning is good, because the blood will go to the muscles where it belongs, and not to the stomach to digest the food.
Also I read a recent interview in which Lee Preist says that he sometimes works out first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
Just wondering if anyone else trains in this manner with good results??
Thread: OK to workout on empty stomach.
01-20-2008, 02:15 AM #1
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OK to workout on empty stomach.
01-20-2008, 02:21 AM #2
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Not a good idea... Optimally, you would have at least a small meal 60-90 minutes before. That way, you'd have time to digest your meal.
If you don't believe me, try it yourself. If you don't run out of gas 10 minute in, you're not training hard enoughIt is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
01-20-2008, 02:42 AM #3
Not OK! Don't fall into the trap of listening to huge people all the time b/c some of these people, like Priest, have genetics which enable them to get huge DESPITE the things they do, not necessarily BECAUSE of those things.Friendship b/w women:
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01-20-2008, 03:42 AM #4
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01-20-2008, 04:27 AM #5
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01-20-2008, 05:09 AM #6
the process of digestion, depending on the size and composition of the meal, is fairly rapid; your meal should be digested 30- to 90min so that you will have an 'empty stomach' after that time period.
yes, you should be done digesting your food when you workout;
the process of digestion requires blood and energy to be shunted to the digestive tract, away from skeletal muscle etc...
i used to workout first thing in the morning for years during school:
i would eat a bowl of cereal w/ milk before bed thus ensuring my glycogen stores were full.
upon waking; a glass of juice and banana to increase blood sugar levels and a cup of coffee to stimulate the central nervous system (CNS) and mobilize fatty acids, all readily digested and absorbed by the time i got to the gym and i was ready to workout!
empty stomach, full glycogen load, blood sugar up and CNS ready to roll!"As sure as the world stands, you jf1 shall spend an eternity in Hell in eternal torment..."
01-20-2008, 06:00 AM #7