Lifting weights in the morning on an empty stomach? | Page 2

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  1. CataXL White Belt

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    I always get sick if I eat a meal before working out. I drink a 16oz glass of water and eat a 2-3 crackers about an hour before doing anything in the morning. It's enough to stave off the morning stomach rumbles and I don't feel miserable :)
     
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  2. JonJonesLines Yellow Card

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    As a man with Crohn's Disease, I could never do it. Anytime I really pushed myself on an empty stomach, it was a vomit shit storm. On a stomach with a banana and some other fruit & coffee, I could do those same workouts and feel good after.

    Some of my wrestlers do it during season before morning workouts, they say their weight falls off and they can eat a quite bit more. They typically just have chocolate milk afterwards and then have a normal lunch.
     
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    Doesn't make you lose muscle per say but it isn't optimal for performance at all. You're best off having a high protein high carbohydrate meal 1-2 hours before training.
     
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    i had my best endurance sessions with eating nothing until 2 or 3 p.m. and drinking at least a gallon of water.

    digestion needs energy, too. if i eat before my endurance workouts, i loose stamina. at least in my case this is completely true and i didn't read this on a blog, i feel it.

    i never felt a big difference at work or lifting weights. i did most of my heavy physical jobs with only eating in the evening and never felt a difference to a normal eating pattern, except i don't like to lift stuff with a full stomach. but i am not a big guy, so carrying a lot of muscle is probably a different thing.
     
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