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Morning Workout? Please Advise


#1

Can't do the 9pm workout anymore. Just too worn out because of work to really get in a good workout. My question has probably been answered on these boards multiple times but I failed even more at using the search engine.

So question is...

Will a starbucks coffee in the morning be enough before my workout? I never usually have any problems in the past but I figured some coffee and then workout would be ok. Then i'd come home and eat my bacon and eggs.

thanks


#2

how could your body possibly perform optimally when it has no nutrients to make energy?

and your body has been in a catabolic state all night long…

it doesn’t take that long to make eggs and toast.


#3

Whey and oats


#4

[quote]Geraldo105 wrote:
how could your body possibly perform optimally when it has no nutrients to make energy?

and your body has been in a catabolic state all night long…

it doesn’t take that long to make eggs and toast. [/quote]

seriously man x2.

at military school we had 0530 PT mon-fri.

i remember one day having the schedual flopped and getting a briefing in the morning and not doing PT until after morning chow.

man, i dont know about everyone else, but after some bacon, eggs, toast and oatmeal, i freaking ROCKED peoples friggin dicks off on PT that morning.

i could imagine it’d be even more noticible with weight training.

just buy some egg whites man, toss them in a hot pan while u toast the bread.

if anything, have soem Grow! when you first wake up.


#5

You don’t just go into catabolism when you go to sleep, you get most recovery whilst asleep which is why it’s so important.

Generally I’d avoid the morning workout, I do it in January to avoid all the new years resolutioners, but I just don’t feel like my body/CNS is awake enough to get maximum benefit, and like HolyMacaroni said, having some food in you just feels a lot better I find.

Then again if you feel fine and it works do it haha.


#6

3x for food. If you’re really pressed for time, throw some protein powder, milk, and fruit in a blender and down that before your workout.


#7

i do morning workouts so im not too tired after school/work and i just make sure im always up about 45-60 mins before i want to workout. I drink two cups of coffee and have my eggs and oatmeal and feel even better than when i used to work out later in the day. But make sure you eat something unless your just gonna do cardio. Sure you get a little less sleep but it is worth it to feel good all day long.


#8

I get up and have 1 scoop of Surge and 1 scoop of Grow! in 12 oz cold water. It’s not optimal, but I don’t throw it up either. So that’s good.


#9

1 cup of dry oatmeal, scoop of peanut butter, cinnamon, throw it in a blender with some water and drink. Throw in a hard boiled egg or 2 if you want and your fine.