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How important is a big breakfast before morning training?

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2005/07/29 09:41:38 (permalink)
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How important is a big breakfast before morning training?

Ive just recently started training before work instead of after because the gym is less busy and I like getting it over and done with early. But I really battle to eat a proper breakfast so early in the morning and I then feel full while working out. What would you say is a reasonable breakfast to eat, but which will be easy to get down so early in the morning.

I now wake up at 05:30 and leave for the gym at 05:50. So between that time I try to get something into my stomach, but its so diffucult and then as I mentioned above, I feel full. What would you say to maybe just eating a bananna and a scoop of whey? Would that be ok?

On a side note, I seem to be weaker early in the morning than what I am after work. Maybe im just not use to training so early, but im struggling to lift the same weight in the morning as what I do at night. Could it possibly be linked to the fact that I would have only eaten a smallish breakfast 10 minutes before getting to the gym??

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post edited by RisseN - 2005/07/29 09:44:40
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    Nature Boy
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    RE: How important is a big breakfast before morning training? 2005/07/29 13:35:53 (permalink)
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    I normally have oats an hour before morning training normally does the trick if im doing weights, if I do morning cardio then whey in water
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    RE: How important is a big breakfast before morning training? 2005/07/29 13:51:17 (permalink)
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    yep, dont eat heavy b4 your workout, if i eat heavy b4 a heavy workout, its likely that ill be seeing my breakfast on the gym floor. Your body cant cope with the extra stress of having to supply blood for digestion whilst alot of blood is being pumped into your muscles. Thats why parents always used to say "dont go swimming after dinner" same principle for the gym.

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    RE: How important is a big breakfast before morning training? 2005/07/29 15:13:01 (permalink)
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    if you have been asleep for 7-8 hours then your body is not going to have had any fuel for that period. By then going straight to the gym with little food there aint going to be much in the tank to fuel it. Its a difficult one as you need to get some carbs in to fuel the workout without filling you up. Perhaps a sports drink and a piece of fruit might help.
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    RE: How important is a big breakfast before morning training? 2005/07/29 15:42:19 (permalink)
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    eggs and 2 slices of toast, wait 45mins then train
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    RE: How important is a big breakfast before morning training? 2005/07/29 16:04:10 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: The Graduate

    if you have been asleep for 7-8 hours then your body is not going to have had any fuel for that period. By then going straight to the gym with little food there aint going to be much in the tank to fuel it. Its a difficult one as you need to get some carbs in to fuel the workout without filling you up. Perhaps a sports drink and a piece of fruit might help.



    Yes, thats exactly the problem,...how to get the fuel into me to do a good workout but not be so full that it stops me from having a good workout. Having breakfast and training 45mins later isnt an option,...I wake up at 05:30 and im leaving for the gym at 05:50. I dont wont to wake up any earlier becuase I have commitments that require me to stay awake quite late at night, so I need to try and get enough sleep.

    hmmmm
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    RE: How important is a big breakfast before morning training? 2005/07/29 16:39:05 (permalink)
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    What I would do is carb load the night before. As close to bed as poss have a sh1t load of slow release carbs like oats. Of course combine with some decent protein too. Then when you wake maybe have some whey and some maltodextrin as thats broken down fast. Yeah sure it will spike insulin levels and make you crash but the crash wont happen for a good 1-2 hours and if you get a meal in PWO I reckon you should be OK.

    Paul
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    RE: How important is a big breakfast before morning training? 2005/07/30 00:00:19 (permalink)
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    I eat whey with oats, blended together.

    Make sure ur getting something in u that will allow u to work out well. If u can't I would keep training at night if that's possible.

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