Is it true you should never lift in a fasted state?

Is it true you should never lift in a fasted state?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's not optimal, but 'never' is a bit silly and reductive
    >*feemfarts*

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no that is not correct, but some people can't lift properly when hungry.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You shouldn’t get out of bed in the mornings before ingesting your pre-workout carbs

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think there is some evidence that supports increased IGF-1 and testosterone from HIIT/lifting after pro-longed fasts, WHEN supplemented with adequate nutrition after breaking the fast.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    100% of the time you are weaker when training in a fasted state. there are no exceptions. always eat before lifting.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. It trains performance specifically for famine scenarios and is one of the best ways to preserve your performance when things are tight.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you trying to faint and die? There's easier ways

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kinda. Fasting slows down your regeneration, making you gain less muscle, weakens your body, reducing your max lifts, and might make you lightheaded, increasing the chance of accidents.

    There's nothing wrong with doing low weight / high rep training during fasting, but if you're doing HIIT, you should eat.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When you say "fasted" do you just mean working out in the morning before eating anything, or do you mean actual fasts, as in you haven't eaten for more than a day?

    I always lift in the morning and don't eat anything until at least the afternoon. I can do 2/3/4/5 and I have never felt like doing this has impacted my performance negatively. Actually, I hate eating before working out because it just makes me feel bloated and sluggish. I just want to rest and digest after eating.

    For true fasts, after a few days I typically need to decrease to 90% of the weight temporarily.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Like a 12 hour fast

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >12 hr fast
        lmao that's not a fast, that's just not stuffing your face immediately before bed + upon waking

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah WTF

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lions and other apex predators won't hunt when they are hungry. they'll wait until they have a full belly before sprinting and battling their quarry

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How do they get a full belly if they don't hunt?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are not a lion, sir

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this guy looks like a girl

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he's a model

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I did a fasted workout this morning and hit a new PR on bench. I was coming off a deload week though, but I did gas out around 40 mins in but I keep a high tempo with 2 min rest periods and super sets.
    I wouldn't fast all day and work out, but waking up and exercising in a fasted state isn't as much of an impediment as one would think.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've lifted fasted and after eating my pathetic meals in a cut. I don't find that there is a huge difference when cutting. When you are trying to build muscle and strength, lifting after a few meals definitely makes a difference.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I need to lose fat first and I guess try to maintain whatever lean body mass I have

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't want food in my stomach when I'm lifting heavy. Especially not with a tight belt. For me it's a big black cuppa, poop, gym. Eat after.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if ur glycogen storage is full, u have been binging and maybe drinking the night before for some reason - no, u don't need meal to work out
      u are still full, u can work out, just chug sweet double coffee and u are good to go, or if u r full to brim just coffee
      if on the other hand u're constantly depleted with eating disorders or sth u do need to eat beforehand, otherwise u're doing more damage than good
      it's not as much about ur capacity to do things, it's more about ur body ability to deal with the effects of u doing strange things to it while body is fragile, everything gets frail while entire ecosystem of yours is depleted of nutrients, carbs included
      simple enough, for ur contrived bs bot?
      it's all fake traffic but me here, yes it is the case, that is reality here, just see what happened in bicep thread:

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      >nothing happened
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  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I lift in the morning. I used to eat and then wait an hour. Then I tried not eating, I just drink some electrolyte water. It is objectively better (for me) and way simpler. It also makes breakfast after the gym way more enjoyable.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lifting in a fasted state is like lifting water. You want to be lifting concrete

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I understand the logic behind it, you want energy from food to be able to push heavy weight but from personal experience, I don't do this often, but some of my best lifts were on a completely empty stomach with nothing other than some pre-workout in my system. Like I've hit stubborn PRs in a fasted state so maybe once in a while if you skip breakfast it isn't the end of the world and may even help.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fasted exercise is good for the liver, and mine needs all the help it can get

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >eat last meal around 6-8pm
    >wake up at 8am
    >lift or run at 10:30am
    >eat when I get home
    I do this every day and it works great. I've tried eating around 1-2 hours before working out but I always feel awful, even if it's something small like 300 calories
    or worse , I feel like puking

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does lifting in the morning before breakfast cause your body to burn muscle for fuel…not even a fasted state….just roughly 10 hours since the last food intake…

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