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T-Dawg 2.0 & AM Workouts

Anyone out there using or have used the 2.0 while on an AM training schedule? I am starting OVT next week, and due to the supersets I have to use the gym in the AM.

So, my question is how are you adjusting diet after your Surge or post-workout meal? P+F or P+C after your Surge?

[quote]Dr. Banner wrote:
Anyone out there using or have used the 2.0 while on an AM training schedule? I am starting OVT next week, and due to the supersets I have to use the gym in the AM.

So, my question is how are you adjusting diet after your Surge or post-workout meal? P+F or P+C after your Surge? [/quote]

I was wondering the same damn thing, actually. I am strting T-Dawg on Sunday and I do my workouts first thing in the AM. I am wondering whether I want to take in basically all of my carbs (between Surge and oatmeal) first thing in the morning and then work off next to none for the rest of the day.

Any thoughts out there?

Kuz

OK, i’ll try and make this short&sweet. I don’t care if you’re on the T-dawg 2.0 diet, the only eat ketchup w/ spinach between 2:17-2:38pm diet, or any other diet out there. To maximize performance and recovery, and workout performance should be your main goal. The good body that comes along with it is a nice side effect. When you start looking @ your training in this light, things become simpler and well, better.

So to answer your question, your body does very well w/ carbs in the morning and around workouts. So by working out in the morning, you have both of these factors working in your favor. Eat a good breakfast before your WO, drink your pre/during/post WO drink throughout your WO, then eat a solid food meal afterwards. A nice bowl of oatmeal+some fruit and a lean protein source are good options. Make this a large meal.

Since you’re on the T-Dawg diet, you have an allotment of carbs for the day. Eat most of them around your workout because that’s when you need them most and when they will be put to best use. Personally, I don’t do too well with a diet where the carbs are limited to around 100g on workout days. I’d bump up your carbs to around 1g/lb. bodyweight. Keeping your carbs limited isn’t necessary for fat loss. It’s a matter of energy balance and wise food choices. If you take in 2500 calories and 1g carb/lb. bodyweight using “good” carb choices and make sure you place the majority of them @ breakfast and around your WO, you will see no difference than if you take in 100g of carbs on WO days and 2500 total calories. Well, that wasn’t too short, but it should answer any questions

Vandalay, that’s all well and fine, but it sounds like you have more issues with the T-Dawg diet in general and your approach would probably shoot well past the 100 gram carb mark before 8:30 AM has even struck. So, while your body may function better with the 1g of carbs per lb of weight, I would not assume that to be the case with everyone. Speaking for myself, I’m just curious about anyone who has had success with T-Dawg working out first thing in the morning since a lot of people have had success with T-Dawg in general, regardless of their workout time or training style.

Kuz

My point is there isn’t a reason to cut your carbs that low to lose fat. HOWEVER, if you wanna go ahead and go w/ 100g a day. Have a small meal, 1/2cup oats & piece of fruit before your workout, drink Surge during, then have more oats and fruit after. this may put you at between 100-130g depending on how large your PWO meal is, but it doesn’t really make a difference

I believe you are correct. I am over thinking this. I got alittle ansy and decided to start OVT early. I’ve only put in two days so far but its worked fine this way. Thanks vandalay, sometimes you just need a nudge in the right direction.