So what about weight training while fasted? Won’t you fall-over during your first set of squats due to lack of anything resembling a calorie?
Just to prove it can be done, the video below is me training at 6am this morning. I didn’t eat before this session, nor did I eat after it.
Sounds hard-core on the muscles right?
[HILARITY WARNING: Cass snapped me training fasted during a set of rope curls which finished off my back/biceps session. Yes, I make a face.]
6am: 5-15 minutes pre-workout: 10 g BCAA.
8am: 10g BCAA.
10am: 10g BCAA.
12-1am: The “real” post-workout meal (largest meal of the day). Start of the 8 hour feeding-window.
I won’t have eaten until around midday…
One caveat however, I often use some form of caffeine supplement before i train (no sugar mind you). Currently I’m using a powerful product called USPlabs Jack3d. It’s been especially great for focus and endurance. Check it out if you feel you need a sprightly kick-in-the-arse for morning training. I wouldn’t use it at night however (especially if you’re overly sensitive to caffeine).
Unless of course you plan on dancing the night away with a pair of glow sticks until 3 am. You’ve been owned warned!
Editor’s Note: How’s your own training going? Fasting yourself into a lean-machine? Comment below.