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    I pretty much do my workouts in a fasted state everyday since I workout first thing when I wake up in the morning. I know Mark recommends the fasted workout every so often because of its benefits, but is it bad to do it for pretty much every workout? and are there benefits to working out in a non-fasted state?

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    All your answers right there. I train fasted 90% of the time, the other 10% is when I'm just "messing around" trying some balance tricks which usually end up being full blown workouts anyway. I do those at night though maybe one or two hours after eating, I don't notice a real difference.
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    • #3
      Almost all of my workouts are fasted too, since I do mine in the morning.

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      • #4
        I strongly prefer fasted..all the time.



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        • #5
          The only drawback is the potential for muscle catabolism. If that is a concern, branched chain amino acids can be taken beforehand.

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          • #6
            I've trained fasted for years. This week, due to screwy scheduling and a rare late afternoon workout, I had eaten 2 hours beforehand. It sucked.
            "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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            • #7
              i love fasted as well, food just sits too heavily in my stomach. i'd much rather eat post workout after i've cooled down

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              • #8
                i like playing squash fasted, but i feel it affects my mental agility and hand/eye co-ordination. i find a less mentally taxing workout easier in fasted state...
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                • #9
                  I pretty much only train fasted in the mornings.
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                  • #10
                    ditto. mornings and only fasted. At least for weight training, everything else is dependent on my schedule.

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                    • #11
                      i do all my lifting heavy things and sprinting in a fasted state...and they're usually in the afternoon right before my eating window opens. i follow them up with food, and i appreciate the food so much more than i do on a non-workout day.
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                      • #12
                        I always eat something.
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                        • #13
                          Didn't think there were so many people who train fasted here. I do it as well, have for a year or so. I usually feel much more "on my toes" in a fasted state, and I find that that lends itself well to working out. I feel way too weighed down if I eat beforehand, even if I wait a couple of hours.
                          Last edited by Styrofoam Jones; 11-07-2010, 07:19 PM.

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                          • #14
                            During the week - everything I do is fasted. On the weekends, I tend to eat a lighter breakfast then workout. I cannot do sprints or high level activities after eating - I do those much better fasted.
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                            • #15
                              Another fasted exerciser here - clears the mind, just feels better. Did a non-fasted workout last week due to scheduling and almost puked the old guts right out.
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