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First thing in the morning

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 12, 2011 at 8:41 PM

There are a variety of prescriptions for what to do first thing in the morning, which of course correspond to various states of health.

What types of people would you into each of these...

  • fasted weight training workout (a la leangains, probably for more serious weightlifters)

  • fasted long slow distance walking (travis has mentioned this on here as a way to lower plasma triglycerides and I would agree it's beneficial to many for promoting efficient fat burning.

  • fasted high intensity interval training

  • eating a large portion of protein within 30 mins of waking ( a la Quilt's leptin reset)

edit: I didn't phrase my question very well, I'm wondering what factors/health status, etc. would be present to make people best served by one of these 4 different approaches.

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

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on October 14, 2011
at 07:20 AM

Yes go Tigers... glad to see they have won today! I'm in Hawaii and tuhs won't be watching game 6 but if they win then I'll be watching every pitch of game 7. And those Lions... 5-0!

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on October 14, 2011
at 01:19 AM

I found this also improved my mood and energy through the whole day, and I sleep better at night. Amazing what a little natural light will do for you.

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on October 13, 2011
at 09:58 PM

what is better for a relatively lean person to attain better body fat %? fasted training at longer intervals or jog or HIIT VERSUS fed training at same levels?

9bca3c7a5a8a78433ce4a398b668aa4b

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on October 13, 2011
at 01:43 PM

Im a huge fan of coconut milk in coffee... Have u tried Coconut oil in coffee?? its awesome!!!

109c50779c3875f1864635d8ffc328c3

on October 13, 2011
at 11:13 AM

p.s go detroit tigers

109c50779c3875f1864635d8ffc328c3

on October 13, 2011
at 11:12 AM

fasted? i wanna define the lower 2 abs around belly button. I have the top 2 abs popping out

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 13, 2011
at 07:56 AM

_and then we both eat breakfast_ LOL Travis...

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on October 13, 2011
at 03:39 AM

Don't forget the bacon.

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on October 13, 2011
at 02:13 AM

P.S. The walk should be outdoors. Get that blue light!

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on October 13, 2011
at 12:00 AM

Ha !

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76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

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on October 13, 2011
at 01:57 AM

First thing I try to do every morning is get some sunlight in my eyes to tell my pineal gland the nightman is gone and the dayman cometh.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on October 14, 2011
at 01:19 AM

I found this also improved my mood and energy through the whole day, and I sleep better at night. Amazing what a little natural light will do for you.

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on October 12, 2011
at 09:46 PM

I eat 4 eggs and 2 tbs butter..

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

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on October 13, 2011
at 03:39 AM

Don't forget the bacon.

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on October 13, 2011
at 02:12 AM

I think a brisk 20 minute walk and then a chunk of protein (et al) after that is best.

Then, weight training mid-morning before lunch and several hours after breakfast is good. Then another walk right before dinner.

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on October 13, 2011
at 02:13 AM

P.S. The walk should be outdoors. Get that blue light!

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on October 12, 2011
at 10:24 PM

I wake up at 5am and do some atherosclerosis running for about 40-60 minutes and then 20-30 minutes of dynamic drills and general conditioning. After, I start working on a liter of milk, bits of cheese, a few eggs, coffee with cream, and squeezed then filtered orange juice.

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on October 13, 2011
at 12:00 AM

Ha !

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on October 12, 2011
at 10:00 PM

I wake up at 5:30 so that I can get to my teaching job on time. Eggs and bacon or eggs and some other sort of meat. No time for exercising then, and I'm not the best about it in general. (I try to remain "active" but there's nothing prescriptive.) Still, I've lost 20 lbs this way...

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on October 13, 2011
at 06:06 PM

Lately up by 6:45 or so. Maybe some yoga outside on the grass. Cook up big breakfast to share with wife. Some combo of bacon, veggies, eggs and some other meat, cup of coffee.

After some digestion time and playing with babby, as I wait for the truck to warm I'll be in the garage hanging or doing a few slow pullups from a hang bar, other things like squatting / stretching, not really a workout just enough to get mobility and flexibility going before the commute. No lunch. Real workouts or BJJ in the late afternoon or evening.

I'm going to try waking earlier and getting a good walk in with the dogs up in the hill trails.

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on October 13, 2011
at 05:49 PM

Three times a week I lift weights first thing in the morning. I wake up around 5:30, walk a mile to the gym, lift for 30-45 minutes, walk back home, have a bacon and eggs breakfast, then walk 2 miles to work. It's a good routine, but I'm thinking of starting Leangains IFing. If I do, I wouldn't want my first meal to be at 7 am, so I'd probably get some BCAAs and follow Martin Berkhan's 10gs pre workout, 10gs post, and 10gs 2 hours later recommendation, then have a big lunch at 12 starting the 8 hour feeding period.

I'm not an experienced weight lifter. This is actually the first time I've done serious lifting, but I'm loving it and seeing great weight loss and muscle gain results (when I can maintain a clean primal diet).

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on October 13, 2011
at 04:18 PM

I don't really understand the question, but I'll tell you what I do in the mornings:

Wake up at 5:30 am, walk (or jog with) the dog. Get back home around 6:15, feed the dog, and then get ready for work. Cook bacon and eggs around 7 and take it to work...eat it between 8 and 8:30 that morning with a large peppermint tea to drink.

109c50779c3875f1864635d8ffc328c3

on October 13, 2011
at 09:58 PM

what is better for a relatively lean person to attain better body fat %? fasted training at longer intervals or jog or HIIT VERSUS fed training at same levels?

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627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

on October 13, 2011
at 07:45 AM

I have recently been engaging in fasted sprints. 3 times in the past 4 days an I am freaking loving it. Its a perfect start to each day. The day I did not do it was a lousy, tiring day... I almost crashed on the couch while watching the Tigers in the mlb playoffs.

When I sprint in the morning I feel alive. It's truly amazing. I then come how and shower, then drink a smoothie :)

109c50779c3875f1864635d8ffc328c3

on October 13, 2011
at 11:13 AM

p.s go detroit tigers

109c50779c3875f1864635d8ffc328c3

on October 13, 2011
at 11:12 AM

fasted? i wanna define the lower 2 abs around belly button. I have the top 2 abs popping out

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1621)

on October 14, 2011
at 07:20 AM

Yes go Tigers... glad to see they have won today! I'm in Hawaii and tuhs won't be watching game 6 but if they win then I'll be watching every pitch of game 7. And those Lions... 5-0!

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109c50779c3875f1864635d8ffc328c3

on October 13, 2011
at 06:28 AM

if one was to use a fasted method to help increase lipolysis and fat oxidation by doing sprints or a tempo run for 30 minutes, would it be best done fasted? i am lean but would like to take my leaness to a better level. Performance is still of importance but also looking good naked. Thoughts on doing fasted or fed HIIT or tempo run? (goals: lower ab leaning out and improve my 5 and 10km time). Would really like to get some info on this. Layne Norton a BB'er is propelled towards having carbs pre HIIT to increase performance but this blunts lipolysis. Paleo advocates such as Robb Wolf and John Welbounre as well as Mark Scisson are happy with fasted training. Thoughts would be appreciated bearing in mind i am mildly lean (77.5kg at almost 6ft)

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on October 13, 2011
at 04:35 AM

I walk the dog 2 miles and then we both eat breakfast. It's 1/4 of the outside miles we walk per day and I feel that it's evolutionarily consistent and likely advantageous to health as a result.

Regarding TGs, on my last test a few months ago mine were 37, and this was before I started walking so much in the fasted state, but I'm not sure how much lower they could go. I'll retest in a couple months and put together a post that shows the change from my halcyon butter days up to what will be the present.

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on October 13, 2011
at 07:56 AM

_and then we both eat breakfast_ LOL Travis...

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on October 13, 2011
at 04:26 AM

4:30AM I stand up (I sleep on the floor), stretch, do some ashtanga yoga, do about 30 minutes of kettlebell work, don't eat breakfast, drink a quart of water, then I face the World. First meal approx 11 am.

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on October 13, 2011
at 02:53 AM

Up at 0500. Cup of black coffee and some stretching before an 0600 CrossFit and/or strength based workout. Been tinkering with PWO protein but usually do better if I wait until I get to work and have breakfast (usually leftovers or chicken sausage and eggs with a starchy carb) at work. I've gained some strength and am less sore with the protein PWO (at about 0700) but I don't digest it well.

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on October 13, 2011
at 02:03 AM

Breakfast? Whats that? .......S.S.S. Coffee and off to work for me :)

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on October 12, 2011
at 11:17 PM

I drink coffee with coconut milk, and sometimes coconut sugar. I try to work out in the morning so I can fast. Drink water on the way to the gym. I try to eat an hour after working out. If I work out later I try not to eat for at least 3 hours before. If I do eat before I figure it's better than nothing.

9bca3c7a5a8a78433ce4a398b668aa4b

(287)

on October 13, 2011
at 01:43 PM

Im a huge fan of coconut milk in coffee... Have u tried Coconut oil in coffee?? its awesome!!!

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on October 12, 2011
at 10:27 PM

Up at 7AM, two cups of coffee with heavy cream. Don't eat my first meal until around 10AM.

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