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Conqueror24
07-02-2013, 06:00 PM
Hey guys,

I was planning to do late night workout between 10PM-11:30PM but my biggest concern is about eating after workout. I know I will not be able to eat after the workout (I'm planning on getting back drinking a protein shake, taking a shower, and going to bed). But I will be eating all 3 meals and the last one around 8PM. How important is it to get food AFTER each workout and whats the difference between getting food into your system BEFORE vs AFTER a workout. I looked for something regarding this on the internet but I'm getting mixed answers. Any help would be great!

Thanks.

Domicron
07-02-2013, 06:03 PM
i am most comfortable eating about 2 hours before i exercise, then relaxing a bit afterwards and eating a nice full meal about an hour after i exercise. obviously i don't always get to time it perfectly but this is the way for me that works best (meaning i feel most energized/least bloated).

meal timing matters, but not all that much. the sticky by alan aragon has some good information in it.

xJellyBirdx
07-02-2013, 06:06 PM
Hey guys,

I was planning to do late night workout between 10PM-11:30PM but my biggest concern is about eating after workout. I know I will not be able to eat after the workout (I'm planning on getting back drinking a protein shake, taking a shower, and going to bed). But I will be eating all 3 meals and the last one around 8PM. How important is it to get food AFTER each workout and whats the difference between getting food into your system BEFORE vs AFTER a workout. I looked for something regarding this on the internet but I'm getting mixed answers. Any help would be great!

Thanks.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3577439/
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=879792

digistp
07-02-2013, 06:08 PM
OP, get your macros in before you go to sleep.

This may be of interest to you: http://www.jissn.com/content/10/1/5

vimalancity
07-02-2013, 06:41 PM
OP, get your macros in before you go to sleep.

This may be of interest to you: http://www.jissn.com/content/10/1/5

^This OP. Taking a shake post-workout is more than enough for muscle hypertrophy to occur as long as you're in a caloric surplus and have hit your minimums for proteins and fats. Anyhow, focus on total macros first, then comes others. Read the stickies for more information.