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Old 03-12-2013, 09:44 AM   #21
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Josh, if you're getting that feeling constantly (light headedness) I would look at your last meal the night before. You should make sure you're eating enough that night to fuel your workout the next morning.

I am not saying pig out right before bed or anything, but make sure you're getting plenty of intake to hold you over until after your training session.
This is a great point. I usually eat dinner around 6:00 PM and have 2-3 eggs and some cheese around 9:00 PM.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:51 AM   #22
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Did my second fasted session this morning. Power Cleans, Squats, Crunches/SLDL in that order. The first couple sets of Power Cleans I felt sluggish and a bit nauseous, but that subsided.
I have to say I felt great after that. My energy levels were great as was my endurance. I did the same as yesterday, having a big cup of coffee and heavy whipping cream before my session.
I have to say, I figured I would get used to training this way, but I thought it would be a week or so. However, I think I am already getting used to it.
And I love it! It is great. There is no better way to start the day. It gets the blood pumping and endorphins flowing.
Instead of rolling out of bed and dragging ass to work to be around a bunch of a-holes, I get to take a bit of time to myself and smash heavy ass weight!
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It's almost impossible sometimes to workout after getting home from a long ass day. I normally fit in my training somehow though.

Normally, when I train I am in a fasted state, just some black coffee and im ready to go. I've never did it in the early morning hours though, but i think that would help you feel more productive with your day.
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I have pretty much exclusively trained first thing in the morning for like 4 yrs now, and I absolutely love it.

I would definitely invest in some whey &/or bcaa supplement. I don't know how you feel about preworkout supplements (I know some are really strong and make some people jittery). If you handle coffee, I don't think you should have too much of a problem.

I wake up pretty much everyday btw 4:30 - 5:00 am. I take my preworkout and add in some bcaa (you could add some simple carbs if you like). I use this time to prepare/pack my food for the day and allow for the preworkout to kick in. By 5:30 - 6:00, I'm ready to go.

I would also recommend mobility exercises/foam rolling to get the blood flowing, warm up the major joints, and get some ROM.
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Another AM workout this morning. Bench press and associated assistance. I didn't get a solid nights sleep last night. I think this had an impact on overall performance.
It was a struggle to get up and out of bed. And I really didn't have much "get up and go" during this session. I got through it and it wasn't necessarily a bad session. It was a great session either.
Observation: If you're going to train fasted first thing in the morning, make sure to get enough sleep.
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Yes BigJosh I agree that when you train in the morning, sleep is essential. I just can not bring myself to do it if I do not have a full 7 + hours.
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2nd week of AM training started today. I felt great. I am certain that I have 95% adjusted to this. My energy levels were good and I didn't feel light headed at all.
I drank a cup of coffee with 15ish grams of Whey iso before my workout.
After that I began drinking water and drank water throughout the session.
I still kept the assistance work scaled back a hair.

This was easily the smoothest workout I've had since making the switch to AM training.
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Great Info guys. Thanks. I really appreciate you guys relaying your personal experiences on the topic.
I really don't know if anyone has covered this point because I haven't read all the replies, but the body gets used to doing set things at set times of the day, so an initial swap across may be something your body rebels against, in some form or other, until it gets used to the time of day that you settle on.

Teaching your body to accept a different time of day for your training may be something you have to just work through until it settles into it.
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