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How Do You Like to Workout: Full vs Empty Stomach?


#1

or something in between?

I've noticed i had shit workouts when changing from evening to early afternoon ones for the longest time. Then someone pointed out meals.

I have always had much better workouts by far when I have eat a BIG meal less than an hour before hitting the GYM.
The energy, motivation and strength is just much weaker if i don't do this. another friend said it is the opposite for him, which i found interesting.


#2

Eating a big meal is favoured aboout 1 hour and a half before the workout.


#3

Anything in between. I don’t like feeling super bloated or starved. I don’t stuff myself within an hour of lifting and I’ll grab something light to eat if I’m hungry right before lifting.


#4

I like a small something. Working out on a completely empty stomach is a good way for me to lose some weight through emesis lol


#5

A decent meal one or two hours prior, nothing massive. The higher in sugars the closer to two hours because they can make me a trifle sluggish immediately after eating.

Probably more important to me is being hydrated.


#6

I drink Plazma while I workout. Doesn’t really matter to me if I eat before or not. I used to lift right before dinner. Now I do it right after. Performance is the same.


#7

Relatively empty stomach + strong black coffee


#8

[quote]outlaws wrote:
Relatively empty stomach + strong black coffee [/quote]
Coffee while working out is ahmazing


#9

Something light like some cottage cheese or a sandwich an hour before I workout. Coffee.


#10

I’ve gotta have a big meal within an hour before squatting, or I feel like shit.
I cannot have a big meal within an hour before deadlifting, or I feel like shit.

I have never figured out why I react so differently based on the exercise, but that’s me.


#11

Well everyone is different, it depends on your metabolism and bodily functions or whatever. I would say that if your body is used to training in the day time after 2 meals and then you switch it up all of a sudden things might get confusing.

My body is really used to eating every 2 hours so I start to get hungry if I don’t eat at the usual schedule, but if I decide to change it up, it usually takes about a week for things to start feeling right.

Personally I have to eat at least 3 meals before training, just feels wrong otherwise and energy levels go down if I don’t so I always eat something carb heavy about an hour before and then BCAAs during and after, then another carb/protein heavy meal right after.


#12

empty stomach but loaded up on a ton of nutrition based workout supps -aminos, karbolyn, glutamine etc


#13

I can function fine fasted for training sessions that are high intensity/low volume. I’ve even hit all time PR’s fasted before. Once I add in volume though I definitely need carbs in me


#14

I can’t eat anything substantial less than two hours before lifting, end up burping the whole way through and that regurgitation feeling doesn’t let me focus as much as I’d like.


#15

oatmeal 60-90 min prior is the best for me

tons of energy and not too bloated