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DieYoungStrong

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I wake up at 4:30 and am at the gym by 5. With my work/family/life schedule now, I either hit the gym then, or I'm not going. Been this way for a few years now. Even if I have a random night with nothing on the schedule after work - I'm too tired for the gym, and get a better workout early AM.

Cutting - just black coffee
Bulking - add small bowl of cereal

I honestly don't notice much of a difference in workouts with eating vs not eating. I always have a protien smoothie about an hour before bed. I eat just for some easy extra calories during a bulk.
 
beefnewton

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I'm starting to wonder if this is just a matter of adaptation for me. Everything is harder right now, even proper breathing; my body just doesn't want to move maximally this early. Been experimenting with various foods and timing, and it just doesn't seem to make much difference. This morning was a tiny bit better, though.
 
Friggemall

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I'm starting to wonder if this is just a matter of adaptation for me. Everything is harder right now, even proper breathing; my body just doesn't want to move maximally this early. Been experimenting with various foods and timing, and it just doesn't seem to make much difference. This morning was a tiny bit better, though.
5am training isn't easy, especially leg days. Always had to do at least 4 warm up sets before I could start anything. Friggen winter it was even worse.
 
beefnewton

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You had me at Granny Smith. I love those things. They go great with nut butters, too. Generally, I find myself short on carbs and fats towards the end of the day, and that combo fits into place very nicely.
 
19Norris

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Damn that does sound good. I would give it a try though. I actually got the idea from Jim Stopani or however you spell it. He knows his shit. Maybe some TNE if you wanna get crazy.
 
beefnewton

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What intra drink do you use? That's odd you referenced TNE. I actually use a very small dose of it pre-workout but nothing like other people. I feel like large amounts of it convert far too readily to estrogen for me and only use a pitiful 4-6mg pre-workout.
 
19Norris

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I usually just use Gatorade powder and water cause I’m a cheap fuck and you can use however much you want. Glycotrix from Like a Pro supplements is the best of all think just really pricey. Do you notice and benefit at 4-6mgs? I feel like that might be more of just a placebo dose.
 
beefnewton

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Certainly a possibility on being placebo. At one point I felt like it helped give me a slight extra "push" on things, but that could easily just be mental state or any number of other actual things. I'll experiment a bit more with it now that you mention it. Thanks for the intra recommendation. I'll take a look. So far, plain old Jasmine rice as soon as I wake up and a tablespoon of honey immediately pre-workout seems to be helping more than anything I've tried so far.. but I also think there's a good deal of just getting used to exertion that early in the morning.
 
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