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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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    Awesome, thanks for the input!

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    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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    I'll try that tomorrow. No brekkie, stair sprints at lunch, then eat. Thanks for the great idea!

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    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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    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).

    Thanks!

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