Lately, I’ve switched to training to early in the mornings. Been at this for the past 3-4 weeks. I feel like my body has mostly adapted, strength-wise, but I notice a substantial difference in the “pump” during my work out, in that I don’t really get a good pump going like I can when training later in the day. Is there a specific reason for this? Lack of sodium? Dehydration? Not enough carbohydrates or something else I might be missing?
For all you early morning trainers, do you notice the same thing? Any tips on achieving a solid pump early in the morning?
Due to a lack of appetite early in the mornings, I just stick with a shake and then head off to the gym. This is what it looks like:
Upon waking: 100-200 mg Caffeine, Vitamin D
30-45 min Pre-workout: 12 ounces milk, 1 scoop whey protein, 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Peri-workout: 50 grams of carbohydrates (in the form of Gatorade powder)
Any insight would be appreciated!