Anything bad about lifting in the morning?

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  1. shitwaffles

    shitwaffles mother fucking timmy

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    I'm planning on lifting with the equipment in my gym class at 7:25 AM, my high school has all the equipment I need... Anything wrong about it?

    What should I stack my eats with nutrition-wise for breakfast and as a "snack" 3 hours later and lunch 5 hours later?
     
  2. Marijuanair

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    that's supposed to be the best time, I dont remember why unfortunatly.
     
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    I've heard/read there are 2 good times for lifting

    1) morning - elevated test levels
    2) afternoon - body is at it's warmest temp

    I usually go late at night and have no problem, whatever works for you basically

    I would take in some protein right after lifting though, don't wait 3 hours just for a snack
     
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    i go after work which is 3-5 hours before i go to bed.
     
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    in the morning before or after breakfast?
     
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    As your muscles need food to grow and during exercise there's an increased blood flow, I'd try to at least eat something before since you've spent the night fasting.
     
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    Just be careful with the morning and warm-up well. You're more at risk for injury at that point. It's not going to negatively affect your training, I used to lift in the morning at 4 a.m. before going to work; I'd just eat some yogurt+whey when I woke up and do 10 minutes of gentle cardio to make sure I was warmed up before starting.
     
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    Ceaze posted an article awhile ago showing that you're more prone to back injuries because your spine is extended.
     
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    Don't work out on an empty stomach
     
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    The biggest benefit in my book is that when you lift in the morning you have that extra drive and energy that you might not have after a day at work or school or whatever. It's a good way to fuel your determination and discipline when everyday you know youre going to wake up and hit the gym.
     
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    agreed. When i use to do cardio/lift in the afternoons or evenings i became so lazy because i delt with so much other shit throughout the day. Then i switched to morning and i felt alot more energy after my workouts and my days went by smooth.
     
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    Make sure to at least have a protein shake before working out. The rest of your question is just general nutrition, so if you don't have a diet put together, then make one.
     
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    I would try to get some carbs
     
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    Agreed, hence the "at least".
     
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    It is good because test levels are higher in the morning.

    It is bad because it doesn't give you as much time to get food in your body and you are more prone to injury due to being more stiff.

    It can work to your advantage if you are smart about it. Wake up about an hour prior to starting your workout and get some protein and carbs in your body. A protein shake, a few egg whites and maybe some oats would be fantastic.... if you dont have the time, then DEFINITELY take a protein shake at least. Then make sure to stretch thoroughly when getting to the gym to help avoid injury.
     
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    I've been lifting at 530am now for 2 weeks and love it. I definitely "feel" more into my lifts. It's crazy to think I'm actually getting up that early and want to be there, but I'm loving it so far much more than I liked lifting after work.

    Might as well atleast try it for a couple weeks.
     
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    Eat and warmup properly, then profit
     
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    how's the gym in the early mornings? i usually work out after work, from 6-8, and it obviously is pretty packed, but that's the most convenient time.

    is it mainly hardcore dudes, or do chicks go as well? by early mornings, i mean from 5-7am.
     
  20. scent of a wookie

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    I used to work at the university gym here (but alumni and some communtiy members attend) 6am-9am, almost all guys and almost empty

    the guys weren't hardcore by any means, just middle aged men before work
     
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    Biggest benefit, in the evenings my gym looks like the god damn prom :hsugh:
     
  22. Ceaze

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    Daily Peaks in Factors Affecting Athletic Performance

    Blood Catecholamine level 6-10AM

    Blood Cortisol Level 6-10AM

    Short-term Memory 8AM-1PM

    Speed and Accuracy of Motor Performance 12PM

    Logical Reasoning 2PM

    Trunk Flexibility 2PM

    Self-Rated Vigor 3PM

    Maximal Ventilation (breathing) Rate 3PM

    Lowest Fatigue during Maximal Exercise 4PM

    Peak Esophageal (core) Temperature 4PM

    Grip Strength 2-6PM

    Maximal Oxygen Consumption 3-8PM

    Eye-Hand Tracking Control 8PM


    Armstrong, LE. Performing in Extreme Environments. Human Kinetics, 2000.
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    last time i tried working out in the morning i fell asleep on the leg press, someone actually had to wake me up. I'm not a morning person.
     
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    yea i heard like ur sposed to wait like 2 hrs after waking-up to workout
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    When I played football we would have summer conditioning and on workout days I would be short on sleep (sometimes only 4 hours) due to having to be there at 7am. I fell asleep more than once.
     
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