In your scenario though, when are you eating, only post workout? That would mean you are fasted all the way up to your workout, correct?
That’s sort of what I plan on doing for two weeks or so to test it out but I wonder if I can consistently make it that late without eating. I’m so used to breaking fast at 1pm that I get very hungry around that time.
My plan for the next two weeks though is to go back to MY basics, this means: LHT 2x/week in the morning with BCAA before/after and breaking fast at 1-2pm. Sprinting 1x also in the morning. After that I might try to extend the fast till after work, but I’m not sure where to place the workout, especially if I’m going higher carb on workout days – does going higher carb as per Leangains still make sense if you’re not eating until 9-10 hrs post workout? Meaning, do your muscles still reap benefit, or are you doing the carbs only to re-fill glycogen?
That’s what I was doing for a time. I wouldn’t work out in the mornings but I would still fast, break fast at 1pm, then workout when I got home (roughtly 4-5hrs after eating, though not fully fasted if what pklopp is saying is true regarding normal digestion time of 4-5 hrs) then I would eat afterwards, and maybe twice.One pre-workout meal
This is the most common setup for my younger clients that are still in college or have flexible working hours.
12-1 PM or around lunch/noon: Pre-workout meal. Approximately 20-25% of daily total calorie intake.
3-4 PM: Training should happen a few hours after the pre-workout meal.
4-5 PM: Post-workout meal (largest meal).
8-9 PM: Last meal before the fast.
I guess there’s a lot of different routes, but I’m interested in hearing more about you guys’ schedules. Perhaps we should start a thread so as to not clutter this one?