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2006/07/13 15:29:23 (permalink)
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Training Early Mornings

I'm trying to gain size and the bulk of my training is set around weight training with a couple of cardio sessions during the week.

What impact will training early mornings (6:30am) have on my training vs training in the evening if any, bearing in mind that I will still be eating well throughout the day? Can I still gain just as well as long as my training and diet are good?

Who else that is training in the same way (to gain size etc) trains early mornings and is getting results?

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    tiptoe
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    RE: Training Early Mornings 2006/07/13 15:59:10 (permalink)
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    to be honest i think its much better to train a n hour and half after 1st meal of the day. assuming you don't have a heavy manual job lifting lots its probably better. you get all the rest of the day to recover and eat!
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    RE: Training Early Mornings 2006/07/13 16:15:03 (permalink)
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    That's the plan fella, it's just having to make that extra effort to wake early enough in the morning to be able to eat before training, which will be tough...

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    RE: Training Early Mornings 2006/07/13 16:19:58 (permalink)
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    i asked this question a few days ago.

    i was more interested in GH and cortisol levels though.


    as with all of these training ideas and things its all down to giving it a go see what your body responds better to.

    im going to hit the gym in the morning before work for the next few months to see if there is a difference. like you im trying to put alot of size on.
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    RE: Training Early Mornings 2006/07/13 16:26:30 (permalink)
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    i'm training in the mornings and enjoy it more for some reason. really full of energy. like feeling the soreness in my muscles later on in the evening too!
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    RE: Training Early Mornings 2006/07/13 17:57:49 (permalink)
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    Well good luck guy's. Let me know how you get on and I will do the same...

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    RE: Training Early Mornings 2006/07/13 18:08:22 (permalink)
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    I started doing early morning sessions a few months ago and get on much better than I had expected. You do have some off days but generally I find it's too early for any lack of sleep to affect you (tho work later can be struggle if that's the case )

    Strength, progress and general performance remains unchanged so I can't complain. Plus the gym is nice and quiet.
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    RE: Training Early Mornings 2006/07/13 19:00:03 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: dirtyvest
    Plus the gym is nice and quiet.



    thats why i do it in the AM ,

    also as long you get a good meal 1 1/2- 2 hours before i find no difference
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    RE: Training Early Mornings 2006/07/13 19:42:35 (permalink)
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    Something to consider.

    Today's training tip comes from Stuart McGill:

    Not a Good Morning

    Full spine bending first thing in the morning is a great way to damage your back. You're taller when you wake up in the morning than when you go to bed at night. This is because the discs suck up water while you sleep. After rising, just walking around and using the muscles during the day compress your spine and the fluid is squeezed out, decreasing the anular tensions in the disc. So, when you wake up the extra height in the discs are analogous to a water balloon ready to burst. If you bend, you build up much higher stresses in the disc. In fact, the stresses are three times higher than when you perform the same bend two or three hours later. So, heavy bending exercises, good mornings or sit-ups for example, performed first thing in the morning is not a good idea.
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    RE: Training Early Mornings 2006/07/13 19:49:47 (permalink)
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    He does state 1st thing in the morning.... I doubt most people fall out of bed and into the power rack
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