Happy New Year to my fellow T-maggers!
Like several of you folks, I am a morning muscle maniac. I’m up at 5, swallow a few cups of nut-shrinking coffee, and hit the weights by 5:45 at the latest. My question is simple…
What is an effective pre-workout (preferably liquid) meal that I can chug in this short amount of time?
I have been downing a scoop of protein/high carb powder first thing upon waking just to get the pumps primed. I also take a slow-release supp before bed (supposed to digest over about 7 hours…same as my sleep duration).
The fiction mags recommend an empty stomach approach but I don't support this view for a gaining phase (or any phase for that matter). I'm about to embark on the "Growth Surge Project" after spending a year on FLEX's 2001 program (with modest gains in muscle, greater gains in fat, and way too much freakin' time in the gym...are these guys nuts?). I seriously hosed my diet and exercise plan over the past 3 weeks with the holidays and other related stresses but am primed for this growth routine. I've got the MAG, M (thanks for the freebee), Surge, and a host of other supps all lined up with the caps off.
Is sipping the 1/2 serving of Surge during the routine enough or should I continue to preface the workouts with a scoop or 2 of a protein and/or “gaining” powder?
Thanks for any advice you folks can give. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.