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Ryan Dell Whitley 03-31-2010 07:42 AM

Post Workout Nutrition
 
I searched a bit...didn't see exactly the question I was wondering about.

My eating window is from 12:00OPM to 8:00PM. However, I workout around 5:00 AM. Do I need to eat something after working out, and if so what should I eat?

Thanks.

Adolfo Riveron 03-31-2010 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Ryan Dell Whitley (Post 73611)
I searched a bit...didn't see exactly the question I was wondering about.

My eating window is from 12:00OPM to 8:00PM. However, I workout around 5:00 AM. Do I need to eat something after working out, and if so what should I eat?

Thanks.

I can imagine lifting before noon...mornings are for sleeping.

I eat postworkout if my workout is centered around strength/lifting/muscle building...etc which is 85-95% of my workouts. Or I will eat immediatly pre-workout when I workout at night and start a fast after that meal. Those fasts are usually shorter though, 14-15 hours. I think I remember Lonnie Lowery citing a study which suggested a preworkout meal/protein is just as or more anabolic than a postworkout meal or something similar on an episode of Iron Radio. ( I optimally wouldnt do this but i can only snatch and CJ at night in my gym or i get kicked out. If i am not doing these then i will try to lift during the window, schedule premitting.)

If it is a more fat loss based workout, then I will go by how my body feels. If im not hungry then I dont sweat it. If im hungry then I eat.

In summary:
-Depends on the workout
-My suggestion would be to only fast on non workout days unless you start training at night.

Hope my opinion helps, Mike will probably chime in with better advice.

Derek Weaver 03-31-2010 09:14 PM

What does your workout schedule look like?

Donald Lee 03-31-2010 11:06 PM

Take 10 grams of BCAA pre-workout.

http://leangains.blogspot.com/2009/1...le-growth.html

http://leangains.blogspot.com/2009/1...etabolism.html

Ryan Dell Whitley 04-01-2010 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Derek Weaver (Post 73641)
What does your workout schedule look like?

I lift 4 days a week and am currently training for my first Olympic Weightlifting meet. I am in the Army, so afterwards I do PT with my company, but it isn't very strenuous.

Donald Lee 04-01-2010 11:26 AM

Oh man, I didn't realize how funky your workout and eating schedule was.

Are you unable to do something like a 8 am - 4 pm schedule?

Ryan Dell Whitley 04-01-2010 11:57 AM

That would be better...but it is important for me to eat dinner with my wife and daughter every night. That is why I lift in the morning...after work I to just do family stuff.

IF might not be the best fit for me, and if so that's OK. I have just recently been doing IF for about two months because of some training I was doing where I couldn't eat all morning. I'll just have to experiment.

Derek Weaver 04-01-2010 06:08 PM

What's the purpose of implementing IF? Simplicity? Health?

Willem Koster 04-01-2010 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Derek Weaver (Post 73690)
What's the purpose of implementing IF? Simplicity? Health?

Some people claim health.

For me it's just a simple strategy to make dieting easier. Any potential health benefits are just bonus.

Derek Weaver 04-02-2010 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Willem Koster (Post 73703)
Some people claim health.

For me it's just a simple strategy to make dieting easier. Any potential health benefits are just bonus.

Sorry, I should have meant what is the OP's purpose or intent. I'm well experienced with IF.

Tend to be a bigger fan of Eat Stop Eat than the other options, although I do tend to skip breakfast nearly every day and eat a big lunch and 2-3 times after work.


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