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Ravi H
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2015/02/07 12:11:26 (permalink)
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training on a empty stomach

In the mornings on a Saturday if I train fasted I always feel like I have so much energy on a empty stomach, is there any science behind this or is it just in my head?

All I have is a cup of black coffee and glutamine/taurine
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Re: training on a empty stomach 2015/02/07 12:20:42 (permalink)
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Depends upon what you would normally eat in the morning and also the night/day before in your system. I dont know the precise science without looking it up but (from memory) carbs will cause a release of insulin into the blood stream which can then seem like a crash if you dont have sufficient fuel in your system for the work out, depending upon intensity. 
 
Personally I dont have "breakfast" anymore, I wake up and get ready for work, once in work I then drink some leucine in water and 15 mins after that I have a protein shake with milk. So im probably awake and functioning for nearly 2 hours before I have my first meal. At first I thought I would be starving and exhausted but I feel all the much better for it.
 
 
 
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Re: training on a empty stomach 2015/02/08 10:18:28 (permalink)
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I would have a small amount of protein and some low glycaemic carbs before.
 
There is some science: foods are thermogenic and this is an energy requiring process meaning that you could feel sluggish.
 
However, if you can wake, have a small amount of food, wait a little bit then train, this should pass and you'll feel the benefit of the food.
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Re: training on a empty stomach 2015/02/08 10:21:05 (permalink)
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A need the bare minimum before training. Can't train on a completely empty stomach as I run out of energy.
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Re: training on a empty stomach 2015/02/08 10:55:20 (permalink)
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Oats, eggs and sometimes a banana has always been my meal of choice a few hours before.

If you love something let it go,if it comes back to you it's yours,if it doesn't it never was.
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Re: training on a empty stomach 2015/02/08 11:03:08 (permalink)
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Peanut butter sandwich is good enough. Why spend a fortune on fancy supplements when some basic carbs will suffice?
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Re: training on a empty stomach 2015/02/08 11:09:07 (permalink)
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I do ive found its much better for me ive had some new P.B"s i wake up 6/7am all i take is Gaspari Aminolast then after i have Reflex Growth Matrix PWO
 
Id never go back now & there is a good few in my gym who train 1st thing before any food
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Re: training on a empty stomach 2015/02/08 11:18:55 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Ravi H 2015/04/28 11:40:41
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I have noticed the same thing Ravi H, when I am dieting my morning workouts are usually wicked. I always go for a real light breakfast though, as James said. Whey with water upon waking, black coffee, couple egg whites and one slice of wholegrain toast, and train roughly 45 mins to an hour later. Also, training in the morning while you are fresh rather than after a days work may be a factor also.
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Re: training on a empty stomach 2015/02/08 18:59:04 (permalink)
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Depends on what I am doing.
Doing cardio or a back session and I am good when fasted.
 
Not so good with heavy legs.
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Re: training on a empty stomach 2015/02/12 09:05:19 (permalink)
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Many thanks for the comments.
 
Do you all think there is any science behind it though?
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Re: training on a empty stomach 2015/03/11 15:01:35 (permalink)
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Chances are the caffeine is what is giving you a boost.
 
Try some instant oatmeal with a scoop of vanilla whey protein with your coffee and then see how your training goes.
 
This is what gets me through a 2 hour workout.
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Re: training on a empty stomach 2015/04/05 11:17:14 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Ravi H 2015/04/28 11:41:23
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Have you ever tried it without the glutamine/taurine?  If you asked me to name 2 supplements that do absolutely nothing for performance those would be near the top of my list.  A better thing to spend your money on for fasted training would be some BCAAs
 
Caffeine usually hits me harder on an empty stomach, so that might be why you feel more energised with the black coffee with no food.  If I eat then take pre-workout I generally feel nothing, but pre-workout on empty and I get that prickly feeling.
post edited by badman - 2015/04/05 11:19:38
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Re: training on a empty stomach 2015/04/05 12:08:27 (permalink)
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Tbh if you are generally well fed training in the morning after a nights fast shouldnt be that much of a choir. Maybe your rested on Sat morning or there is some circadian rhythm that is working in your favour?
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