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    Post Intermittent Fasting and Morning Workouts?

    So I've been reading up on IF, and the majority of people do evening workouts. Unfortunately with my schedule that is damn near impossible. I have read a few posts on those that lift in the morning and do IF, and break their fast early in the morning.


    My question is if I am lifting at 6am, how should my eating be timed?

    Should there be a Pre-WO meal, if so, what? (Maybe a shake?)

    PWO Shake? or just wait an hour and eat?

    I'd really appreciate any input, and hear some experiences from those doing or have done IF successfully.
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    If you can't workout in the evenings then don't even bother doing IF or trying to work it in to your schedule.....its ovbious that you have time in the morning since your working out so therfor eat train and repeat. I am not against IF but its spose to be a convinent way of eating and for some people it already fits perfectly in there daily schedule without having to change anything.

    Theres nothing special about IF at all, really if you have to adjust your schedule to even do it in the first place then dont even bother.....
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    Smile BCAAs are your best friends!

    I am in a similar position, with my work times I find it hard to get to the gym after work (even though we all know that would be the preferred time, when our bodies are more fuelled through the food we've eaten in the day!) so to get over this I use BCAAs, this is also recommended by Leangains who I'm sure if you are doing IF you have heard of! So my morning would look like this:

    6.30am: half scoop BCAAs drank before and during workout
    9am: full scoop BCAAs straight after workout (once I get to work)
    11am: half scoop BCAAs an hour before I break my fast

    This will help your muscles to not be broken down whilst exercising in a fasted state, obviously you have to make sure your BCAAs don't contain lots of extra stuff that bumps the calories up and will break your fast, the one I use has 28 calories per scoop, so the amount I take (total two scoops) won't throw me out of the fasted state, particularly as I will have more than worked off the first half a scoop during my workout!

    I hope this help, I would definitely check out Leangains take on this, as he knows a lot more than I do!

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