Building strength and flexibility (question about breakfast)
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:12 AM
My question is this: Is it vital to eat before you work out? Could I do a dynamic warmup, work out, stretch, and then eat breakfast? Or maybe do a dymanic warmup, eat something quick (like a power bar) work out, then stretch? Will working out in the morning prior to eating anyhing be counter-productive? Or does it even matter?
Thanks for the help, plus sorry the post is kind of lengthy.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:55 AM
Yeah, I think that was it. Is that not a good resource?
Sounds like Stretching Scientifically
Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:49 AM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:36 PM
One of the factors of training while fasted is you only have so much energy to burn. I wouldn't recommend it for something very active like sparring or judo randori or BJJ mat work or wrestling practice (then again since throwing up in wrestling practices is somewhat common, I would adjust that accordingly). It pretty much sucks for gymnastics event work days.
I can strength train the slow lifts a lot better when fasted compared to the Olympic Lifts.