Fasted workouts?

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kshlerincrys...

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Posted: 27 Jul 2020, 04:57
Hi! Heard mixed things about working out in the AM on an empty stomach. My personal goal is to get lean and strong, not lose weight. Most recently I read that fasted cardio is better than fasted weights/resistance exercises. Does anyone know if one is better than the other, and what is the physiology behind it?
liv001

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Posted: 27 Jul 2020, 09:50
I do it all the time. I follow the "rule" that if it feels good it is fine. You can maybe read the following for some thoughts

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-exercise-safely-intermittent-fasting#6
BigAlfrom...

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Posted: 28 Jul 2020, 12:23
It does depend somewhat on when you're planning to work out. IF it is an afternoon workout, I wouldn't hold off on breakfast, for example. But in general, my body feels better working out before I eat than it does after I eat. That way, my stomach is not using up all my energy digesting your food while I am trying to find energy for my workout. Nothing worse than eating a hot dog shortly before a workout.
p$m

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Posted: 11 Aug 2020, 10:53
I've recently started fasted workouts - it's been about a month now. I agree with liv001. I would only do it if it feels good.

I use to have something liquid (8oz) before a workout since I was concerned with working out and running out of steam during my workout. Also, any solid food always weighed me down during a workout. I sometime would have that full feeling no matter how light the meal / snack was. I also did not try to figure out which foods made me feel which way during my workouts.

Everyone's diet and exercise routine is different. You might need to experiment with your energy levels and the exercise routine you do. For example, I do intermittent fasting. So I do not eat after 6pm, I had to find what worked for me on no food for 12hrs (eg intensity of my exercise). On this intermittent fasting, I can do a fasted cardio (running or jumping rope for 30 min) and something lighter for another 30min. Alternatively I can do a fasted light workout (yoga) for an 1 - 1.5hrs. Extending the time on either of these activities, I find myself becoming clumsy and even lightheaded at times, which I think is a result of losing energy.
emilirose1

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Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 17:16
What can you say about an exercise like "plank" every morning for 1 minute? how effective is it?
emilirose1

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Posted: 30 Aug 2020, 08:42
Hi guys. What can you say about fasting vacuum?
liv001

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Posted: 31 Aug 2020, 08:19
Hi emilli. Not sure about what fasting vacuum is. About the plank... It is a good exercise. Better than no exercise.
CarolWCline

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Posted: 05 Sep 2020, 06:42
nice content..thanks



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