David Barr wrote:
It’s good to see that nocturnal feedings are alive and well!
Contrary to common dogma, sleep is our most catabolic time (especially during a cut), but casein in the middle of the night is a great way to help offset this.
I’d avoid whey or BCAA’s, but this thread is already full of great advice.
If you’re interested in more info, here’s my second T-Nation article (from back in the day) which was about Nocturnal feeding.
Well, that just threw a wrench into my little routine. Just kidding, Dave. I had honestly never thought to use an insulated bottle, knowing full-well I’d never get up to make a shake. I am going to try that tonight; thanks for the suggestion. Thank you for the link to the article as well. Always nice to read the oldie but goodies.
Now, just a quick question, if you will. I see that you would suggest a whey/cassein blend but what would you say is not ideal about taking BCAA’s?
Now that I think about it, my guess would be that the BCAA’s get into your system a little too quickly. Maybe I need to keep a shaker bottle with a scoop of low-carb Metabolic Drive on the nightstand instead.
Thanks for the article, Dave. It’s been a while since I’ve read that, so it was a good refresher.