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  • Sprinting fasted?

    So... looking for opinions.

    I would think that sprinting fasted would likely burn more fat than sprinting fed. Do people do that? Do you have enough "gas in the tank" to finish your sprint session?
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    i almost always sprint fasted. i prefer it, and i feel like it doesn't cut down on my steam at all. i'm not sure that it cuts the fat any faster, but it can't hurt. sometimes i stay in a fasted state for a while after sprinting, and i think that gives a little extra burn.
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    • #3
      Awesome, thanks for the input!
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      • #4
        After a couple years on primal, I normally sprint fasted (or with just a few nuts) and have plenty of steam.
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        • #5
          I like sprinting fasted because if I eat my daily meal, my belly is heavy. Lifting heavy things is fine on a full stomach, but anything like sprinting feels cleaner on a empty stomach for sure. Sometimes I'll have a can of oysters or similar just before a work-out so the protein is in my bloodstream soon after, but that's pretty infrequent and only if it seems like a good idea that day.
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          • #6
            Now if only I could wake up early enough to do a fasted spring workout... Hmmm... Guess I'll wait until my next fasting day and do it when I get home from work!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sandamel View Post
              Now if only I could wake up early enough to do a fasted spring workout... Hmmm... Guess I'll wait until my next fasting day and do it when I get home from work!
              this is what i usually do, and break my fast right after. but, if you can squeeze in a sprint workout sometime during the work day, you'll be amazed at the energy you have for the rest of the day.
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              • #8
                I'll try that tomorrow. No brekkie, stair sprints at lunch, then eat. Thanks for the great idea!

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                • #9
                  I sprint fasted, as well. I usually sprint on the weekend, so I sleep in late and head to the high school track around noon. I don't find that it hinders my performance at all. As Knifegill said, it feels "cleaner" to sprint on an empty stomach. No worrying whether I am sprint too soon after eating or whether food will be sloshing around in my belly! My reward afterwards is always a big cup of coffee, then a good lunch. Hope it goes well for you!

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                  • #10
                    Actually, waiting till the weekend might be a better idea than trying to get it done during work. It means I won't have access to stairs, but I do have a treadmill that can do a wicked incline (there's WAY too much ice outside for me to sprint out there at this time of year).

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                    • #11
                      Most of my sprint sessions are done fasted, and i usually perform better than when fed. After a sprint workout I'm ravenous, whether I've been fasting or not.

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                      • #12
                        I do all my working out fasted and eat after, oddly even after a really intense sprint session I'm not even hungry for a couple hours.

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                        • #13
                          I always try and sprint fasted actually. It actually seems easier b/c you feel lighter and feel like you get a better workout overall (if that makes any sense). It's also proven to elevate growth hormone rapidly and sustain it afterward until you spike your insulin again so it's great for lean muscle preservation in the big scheme of things.

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