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2018/06/19 08:15:04 (permalink)
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Intermittent Fasting & morning training

Hi all,
 
I am intermittent fasting - and I enjoy it. But I have a question...
 
I am doing a 16:8 split, with times typically around 12:00noon to 8pm feeding, 8pm to noon fasting. 
 
I train at 6am and this is where the issue lies - post workout nutrition. 
 
I was planning on taking 10g BCAA prior & post workout and another dose at 10am, but this will take me out of a fasted state? (10g = 60 cals) 
 
Training wise I will be doing weights Mon/Wed/Fri and Cardio Tue/Wed all at 6am.
 
Not sure what the best approach is to this so any advise is welcomed.

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    The_Lone_Wolf
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    Re: Intermittent Fasting & morning training 2018/06/19 08:34:42 (permalink)
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    What does Mr Berkhan say on the matter? I recall from is guide years ago he suggests BCAA in this scenario.
     
    Calories matter overall, and you should be eating towards your goal supported by a diet that fits it.
     
     

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    Squill
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    Re: Intermittent Fasting & morning training 2018/06/19 09:39:24 (permalink)
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    Just googled it with his name and he does indeed recommend BCAA's.
     
    Looks like my assumption was wrong. Cheers

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    Re: Intermittent Fasting & morning training 2018/07/14 07:57:35 (permalink)
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    I also train am and planning to start IF pretty much exact same timings. Never used BCAAs before, does it matter what one I get, seen some with ratio of 2:1:1 and some 8:1:1?
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    Re: Intermittent Fasting & morning training 2018/07/14 08:05:46 (permalink)
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    Been practising IF for some time and usually train around 5 am. 
     
    I've jibbed off the BCAA's as it wasn't cost effective.  Usually just have have pre workout then black coffee until I break my fast.  Although recently water flavour drops have been a saviour in the hot weather
     
    I do a 10am - 8pm window, as on a bulk cramming in 3700 odd calories in 8 hours during the work day was troublesome.
     
    Like Lone Wolf said calories matter, I dont follow the leangains protocol though, just found meal prepping for high carb and low carbs days a pain.  Although that method was effective, especially for cutting.

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    Re: Intermittent Fasting & morning training 2018/07/14 08:28:00 (permalink)
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    NattyBoom

    I do a 10am - 8pm window, as on a bulk cramming in 3700 odd calories in 8 hours during the work day was troublesome.
     


    I wouldn’t really call that IF more just skipping breakfast. Why are you fasting if you’re bulking? When trying to grow muscle you want a constant flow of nutrients every few hours and as you say getting in calories will be tougher.
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    Re: Intermittent Fasting & morning training 2018/07/14 08:35:00 (permalink)
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    I do a 10am - 8pm window, as on a bulk cramming in 3700 odd calories in 8 hours during the work day was troublesome.
     


    I wouldn’t really call that IF more just skipping breakfast. Why are you fasting if you’re bulking? When trying to grow muscle you want a constant flow of nutrients every few hours and as you say getting in calories will be tougher.


    I followed it for cuts and the habit has just stuck, when back from the gym in the morning I literally have coffee, get ready and go.

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    Re: Intermittent Fasting & morning training 2018/07/24 11:27:37 (permalink)
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    You can go with out eating until 12:00
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