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Hugo Duarte 04-29-2011 06:38 AM

Fasted training
Hey guys,

Does anyone around here train in a fasted state?

I have been training in a fasted state everyday this week but I am still not sure whether I like it or not. I guess I will have to wait for the upcoming weeks in which the volume is a bit bigger. However, I haven't noticed any performance problem so far. All good, then.

John Alston 04-29-2011 06:56 AM

Did noon time lifting fasted, with just some BCAAs pre workout ala Leangains.com and liked, still do. Works for me if I train a couple hours after rising and have coffee.
I do a little under an hour of lifting, minimal conditioning (some farmers maybe). Have hit squat prs while not increasing body-weight this way.

Arien Malec 04-29-2011 08:09 AM

It's not magic, or anything. It's useful if your training schedule and your feeding schedule line up that way.

Hugo Duarte 04-29-2011 10:28 AM

Yep, I take 30g of BCAAs during training.

I'm just a bit concerned about performance when taking max reps, for example, or even related to muscle catabolism.

Kevin Perry 04-29-2011 11:43 AM

Half of my training is fasted depending on my schedule sometimes with bcaa's sometimes not. I've never noticed a drop in performance unless I'm not getting enough food or sleep and my fasted workouts are normally between 16-18 hours.

I do believe that fasted workouts offer benefits for fat loss assuming your nutrition isn't that bad as I'm pretty lean right now. Martin's got a good article on it on his leangains blog.

John Alston 04-29-2011 12:00 PM


Hugo Duarte 05-01-2011 12:24 PM

What's up John?

Rick Raymond 07-13-2011 01:09 PM

I also do fasted training with 10 bcaa and I find I have more energy than I do when training in a feed state

Ben Byram 07-14-2011 04:39 AM


Originally Posted by Rick Raymond (Post 90944)
I also do fasted training with 10 bcaa and I find I have more energy than I do when training in a feed state

I train fasted once a week and I feel the same.

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