So I am getting back into working out after a long hiatus. I am really enjoying my Kettlebell workouts. I do them approximately 3 to 4 times a week. I'm starting to gain some muscle - yeah! For the past year I've been doing intermittent fasting, where I usually finished dinner around Seven and then I fast until lunchtime, which is usually around noon or one.
So here's my question: I work out in the morning, usually around 7 AM. I've heard that to get the best muscle game once you have some protein about 30 minutes to an hour after working out. Is this true? What do people do if they usually intermittent fast and the workout falls in the middle of the fast? Am i sacrificing muscle or reducing the help my body needs by not giving it some protein right away? or is that BS? Just wanted to get everybody's personal experiences. Thank you
you might want to read Martin Berkham's leangains approach as he talks about this in great detail
in short he recommends BCAAs
2010 - 5,11 and 101KG
2012 - 5,11 and 77KG
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From what I have read in Mark's fasting info here on the site and Brad Pilon's site, it probably won't hurt anything at all. May even be helpful. Your IF interval is too short for anything negative to occur and energy that would be used in digestion is diverted to other important functions, such as autophagy and GH release. If you like your routine and are comfortable with it, keep it up!