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Old 03-31-2010, 07:42 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 03-31-2010, 06:13 PM   #2
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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?

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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.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:14 PM   #3
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What does your workout schedule look like?
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:06 PM   #4
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Take 10 grams of BCAA pre-workout.

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

http://leangains.blogspot.com/2009/1...etabolism.html
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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.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:26 AM   #6
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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?
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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.
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What's the purpose of implementing IF? Simplicity? Health?
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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.
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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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