I usually train in the morning within about an hour and a half of getting up. I have a protein shake and a peanut butter sandwich, then half an hour later my pre-workout (caffeine, creatine, citrulline malate).
Something easily digestible like bread or oatmeal or something like that is probably better than fruits and vegetables, I could see that causing issues. I used to know a guy who trained right before work, at like 6am or something, he was on a tight schedule. He used to wake up and drink whey protein blended with oats and head straight to the gym. Last I heard he had about a 470 raw wilks.
I’ll do exactly that: blend up some oats the night before and add in 2 scoops of whey for my morning preworkout meal. The EAAs and Gatorade during, and then my fruits and veggies protein shake after. Thanks for the feedback—I’m going to end up saving so much time this way.
My personal tip: blend the oats alone (no water, nothing else) so they become a fine powder. Unless you like it kind of chunky. You can also soak the oats (blended or not) overnight, raw oats absorb a lot of water and will make you real thirsty. The guy I was talking about just dealt with everything right before drinking it, but I don’t like it that way if I’m going to train right after because it can cause stomach issues.
EAAs are a waste of time and money. Whey protein contains EAAs for a lower price.
Okay, sounds good. I used to blend the oats into a powder, so that makes most sense for me. I’ll probably make the entire shake the night before and leave it in the fridge. Might have to blend it for a couple seconds in the morning. I’m pumped, so thanks again.
And as for the EAAs, I seem to have bought into John Meadows’ intraworkout protocol. It works for me at the moment, not sure if I’ll continue once the tub is done, but I kinda like it for now.
EAAs won’t do you any harm but they are most likely unnecessary. If you consume whey protein an hour or two before training then you should have plenty of amino acids available in your body, it doesn’t break down or get used that fast. Meadows sells supplements too, so take his advice with a grain of salt.
4am wake up
4:01am begin sipping on about a half gallon of fluid mixed with 50g HBCD, 50g of fruit juice, 1000mg of sodium, 10g bcaas, 10g eaas, 10g creatine, and 25g of whey isolate. I generally have most of it drank with in 30 to 40 mins while I walk on tread mill to get my blood moving and then some light rolling. Then move into training. Immediately post training I have a large breakfast and carry on from there.