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    Nutrition Help

    I have a question...I am horrible at nutrition and understanding how to receive the maximum benefits from ...if you have to start your work out at 5am what should be consumed for breakfast ? is it different from off days ? and does it matter how long you wait before starting your work out? when should you eat your next meal post work out? and lastly how often should you eat your meals for the rest of the day? thank you sincerely.

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    Eat afterwards. If you have to get up an hour earlier just to eat, it will probably impact your gains way more than training fasted.

    If you eat straight after, it will be virtually no different to eating before anyway. our bodies buffer energy and nutrients over much longer time periods than overnight...

    Meal timing through the day is generally not important for the same reasons - the only slight exception being protein which should probably be spread into 3 - 5 widely spaced feedings in the day.
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    Eat afterwards. If you have to get up an hour earlier just to eat, it will probably impact your gains way more than training fasted.

    If you eat straight after, it will be virtually no different to eating before anyway. our bodies buffer energy and nutrients over much longer time periods than overnight...

    Meal timing through the day is generally not important for the same reasons - the only slight exception being protein which should probably be spread into 3 - 5 widely spaced feedings in the day.
    So the insulin/blood sugar levels are not particularly significant factors to time for training? Glycogen storage is the primary fuel for anabolic strength training, but does it not give an edge to have heightened blood sugar as you begin your training? In that regard eating a small to medium portion an hour or so before training ought to help.
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    Originally Posted by EliKoehn View Post
    So the insulin/blood sugar levels are not particularly significant factors to time for training? Glycogen storage is the primary fuel for anabolic strength training, but does it not give an edge to have heightened blood sugar as you begin your training? In that regard eating a small to medium portion an hour or so before training ought to help.
    I tend to find my overall intake in the 3ish days leading up to a workout have a lot larger impact on my performance than if I eat before a lift. IE did bad on diet all week averaging 3k cals? gonna have a great lift even if all I've had all day is 800 cals and have not ate since lunch ( I workout around 6pm). By contrast I can smash just about anything but if I have been consistently hitting my deficit and getting my steps in we wont be hitting any PRs that day. Heck even a good night of sleep seems to have a much larger impact than a pre workout meal but some people might be different.
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    Originally Posted by XinXom View Post
    I tend to find my overall intake in the 3ish days leading up to a workout have a lot larger impact on my performance than if I eat before a lift. IE did bad on diet all week averaging 3k cals? gonna have a great lift even if all I've had all day is 800 cals and have not ate since lunch ( I workout around 6pm). By contrast I can smash just about anything but if I have been consistently hitting my deficit and getting my steps in we wont be hitting any PRs that day. Heck even a good night of sleep seems to have a much larger impact than a pre workout meal but some people might be different.
    I share this experience. For instance, if I eat a lot the day before my workout it has a far bigger impact than if I eat a lot before the workout on the workout day. Probably because glycogen stores take time to fully refill?
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    I wake up early sometimes and just head to the gym if it’s really early then get breakfast and eat it at work, in the work fridge I also have like hard boiled eggs, Greek yogurt and in the cupboard nuts and bars just as a back up.

    If I eat right before lifting I get acid reflux or just nauseous or cramping in my stomach. If I feel like I’m hypo I’ll grab like a granola bar or fruit on my way out the door. I also take my medication with breakfast which might explain the reflux when working out
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    sounds logical
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