Working out on an empty stomach

I've heard before that working out in the morning, before eating anything would increase fat loss because the body would burn the fat instead of any recently consumed calories for energy. Is there any truth to this? I feel like my workout would be less effective without the extra energy from a meal. Maybe an empty stomach would promote extra fat burning, but wouldn't help as much with muscle/strength increase?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i wouldn't want to lift on an empty stomach. Fasted cardio is fine though

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      seconded, i used to train fasted, but in reality you just get tired quicker an thus lift less weight

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      seconded, i used to train fasted, but in reality you just get tired quicker an thus lift less weight

      Well, you wouldn't usually fast while trying to gain mass or bulk anyway, would you? You fast while trying to lose fat and during this phase the best you can hope for your weights at least not going down. You'll be lifting for maintenance.
      I've worked out in a fasted state enough to tell you that your weights usually don't go down after an initial drop once you start fasting.
      And in addition, it is a very effective way to get rid of fat when you don't have all that much to shed anymore.

      Don't fast when you want to grow, but absolutely try if you want to get leaner and you're not afraid to shrink a tiny bit.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        When you're fasted you have less glycogen in your muscles, wich means you're going to be tired quicker

        And you said the weight doesnt go down after the initial drop, which means it did go down.

        I think you're retarded but i hope you'll learn something

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ngl back in high school my female friend caught me jerking off to her sunbathing older sister’s ass while we were chilling in her pool and looked at me exactly like this. Sorry the image just reminded me

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What did she say?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well I obviously realized the look meant she wanted me to stop, we were literally in her pool tbf. That’s teen hormones for you. But afterwards when we had showered and were chilling in her room she swiped her sisters phone while her sister was showering and airdropped me her nudes and told me to go nuts and just don’t get any of my “schlong stuff” on her bed. She was such an awesome friend. I think she got kind of turned on watching me jerk off, she used to tell me I could crank it out whenever I came over to visit

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

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          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

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        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Did you sleep with either the sister or the friend?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            No because I was a stupid pussy back then. Only action I got was getting head from the school slut behind the bleachers in gym in exchange for buying her booze for parties. Not counting blowjobs I was a virgin until college

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Damn, you never even asked her to help you jerk off when she was watching you?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Like I said I was an idiot and was obsessed with her fat assed older sister

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Do you still speak to any of them?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                i kept in touch with my friend, since we were really close for a long time. she went wild in college lol. she wants to visit me soon

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                You gonna try clappinHV[g her cheeks?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >fat assed older sister
                Now you gotta show us the nudes, brother

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                No

                You gonna try clappinHV[g her cheeks?

                No I respect her too much and anyways i wouldn’t hold up to the pounding she took thru uni

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          You missed the part where you were having a threesome with the two sisters and then the mom walks in and it turns into a foursome

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            We never had sex she used to just watch me jerk off and then we would do homework and watch tv. She ended up dating one of my other friends but they broke up pretty quickly because she didn’t want to put out

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The amount you lose extra is so miniscule that it's useless for everyone except for guys trying to go from like 7% to 6% for a competition. Besides your body will just bias carb and glycogen burning later in the day to compensate for being thrown out of homeostasis in that way.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You just kind of feel dizzy and like you're floating about the place, afterwards your appetite spikes and I end up eating like a pig

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    insane larping going on here

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    There is no point on eating right before. You only get the energy from the food you just ate 4h after. Before that you are just making the digestion, removing blood from your muscles and focusing on your digestive system.
    If you have to work out in the morning make sure to have a very good last meal before sleeping, that's your pre-workout, you'll have a lot of energy if you eat right.
    In the morning just take a protein scoop with water as it doesnt give an insulin spike and go to the gym, eat after.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      A banana half an hour before going works well.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        thats what i do usually with a raw egg and coffee

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >You only get the energy from the food you just ate 4h
      >average man sleeps for 8h

      your point being?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You consume less energy while sleeping, a good meal 1h before bed will give you all the energy you need to work out in the morning with the protein shake.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          eating before bed will fuck your sleep quality up

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Not if its quality food, and 1h before. i do it every day for years and i sleep 8h like a baby.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    fasted exercising is so retarded. Okay maybe you burn a bit more fat during your workout, what happens to the food you eat later? Instead of being used for exercise that food now gets turned in to fat.
    The advantages of eating before is that you have more energy to burn more calories/lift heavier

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been doing IF for at least 6 months now where I don't eat until 11 and work out at 6 am. I guess you could say I've felt low energy some times. I started because eating anything at all would make me queasy the second I got on the treadmill

    If you're supposed to eat before a workout when should you work out if you're doing IF? Does that mean morning workouts are a no go?

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like bro science. I lift before I eat since eating weighs me down in the gym. Don't think it gives any sort of actual biological advantage.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I train boxing and run on an empty stomach, makes me feel lighter on my feet. Lifting however makes me feel very weak and shaky, eat something light before is best imo

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    -300 from bodyfat vs -300 from food you just ate, all works out to the same thing. I do cardio fasted with coffee because it feels way better, running after eating is miserable,

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I tried lifting before breakfast and I felt like I was gonna be sick about halfway through my workout.

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