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Pre workout Nutrtion

Answered on August 17, 2013
Created July 20, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Hey people, I am doing Hill sprints in the morning and I am confused about my pre workout nutrition. I want to do it fasted and just have some coffee, vitamin c and BCAA before my workout but im not sure if the combination is going to help me with fat loss.

The reason im worried is because apparently I do not want insulin to be high when losing fat but I have read that BCAAs cause a insulin spike. So though I am trying to maintain my muscle with BCAA are they going to be hurting my goals of fatloss? Apologies if this sounds like a stupid question I am just getting really confused about this whole thing as the relationships between foods and supplements and training is complex for me lol.

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 04, 2013
at 01:03 PM

link it to me? i don't know what you are referring to mate.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 04, 2013
at 12:36 PM

Hmmm....you didn't comment on my ideal weight question that I posted. Why not?

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 04, 2013
at 12:12 PM

again, I wasn't training. That is really no reason to judge someones whole nutritional and conditioning advice. Can I ask are you more world renowned than the godfather of sports nutrition John Berardi? Have you been put in charge of GSP's nutrition? because He has and he recommend carb drinks to anyone doing over two hours of MMA a day. So why do all the professionals recommend carb drinks. He basically recommends 90% paleo, 10% enhanced non paleo products to help someone perform at their best.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 04, 2013
at 01:17 AM

According to your other posts, you are NOT at your optimum weight, so you might want to get there before giving other people advice.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 04, 2013
at 12:08 AM

Actually you have more in common with that 30 banana a day guy. You are just fat and jealous. Sorry you keep getting your butt kicked by other sweaty guys for a few hours (exageration I am certain) a day

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2013
at 11:55 PM

Actually you have more with that 30 banana a day guy. You are just fat and jealous. Sorry you keep getting your butt kicked by other sweaty guys for a few hours (exageration I am certain) a day.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 03, 2013
at 11:41 PM

you weigh the same as the 30 bannanas a day guy

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2013
at 11:38 PM

Are you this much of an ignorant douche in person?

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2013
at 11:37 PM

You wish you looked as muscular as I do.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 03, 2013
at 11:05 PM

So if someone wants to be a grown man and weigh 140lbs he should do fasted cardio. Good to know.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 03, 2013
at 09:39 PM

good grasp on science brah. broscience.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2013
at 05:14 PM

Thats great advice.....if you want to negate everything you just did for training.

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9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 17, 2013
at 05:49 PM

Does anyone remember how good four heaped scoops of JACK3D was lol. Holy shit!

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9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 03, 2013
at 04:25 PM

I reccomend simple sugars and protyein around an hour before training, a carb drink during and then lots of carbs and around 40-50 gras of protein afterwards. My preference.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2013
at 05:14 PM

Thats great advice.....if you want to negate everything you just did for training.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2013
at 11:38 PM

Are you this much of an ignorant douche in person?

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 04, 2013
at 12:36 PM

Hmmm....you didn't comment on my ideal weight question that I posted. Why not?

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 04, 2013
at 12:12 PM

again, I wasn't training. That is really no reason to judge someones whole nutritional and conditioning advice. Can I ask are you more world renowned than the godfather of sports nutrition John Berardi? Have you been put in charge of GSP's nutrition? because He has and he recommend carb drinks to anyone doing over two hours of MMA a day. So why do all the professionals recommend carb drinks. He basically recommends 90% paleo, 10% enhanced non paleo products to help someone perform at their best.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 04, 2013
at 01:17 AM

According to your other posts, you are NOT at your optimum weight, so you might want to get there before giving other people advice.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 03, 2013
at 09:39 PM

good grasp on science brah. broscience.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 04, 2013
at 01:03 PM

link it to me? i don't know what you are referring to mate.

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on July 20, 2013
at 02:58 PM

My biggest advice would be don't worry so much about these intricate little details. Will 1 scoop of BCAA's prevent you from losing any fat from your hill sprints? Probably not. The biggest fat loss benefit of HIIT comes after the workout anyway, in the form of increasing your metabolic rate. I do tons of hill sprints. I usually go first thing in the morning, with just some coffee beforehand. I don't eat anything before because then I'll puke. Or I'll do it after a lift, usually after I have half my protein shake. Keep things simple and just get out there and train. BCAA's or no BCAA's are the little 1/2 a percent which in the end make virtually no difference. The way you eat and train every single day are what matters for fat loss, not what you drink before hill sprints. (I'm 5'8" 185 10% btw)

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 20, 2013
at 01:41 PM

I regularly do HIIT while fasted, with nothing consumed but coffee. You don't need the BCAA, and yes, they cause an insulin response. The body doesn't naturally want to burn muscle unless there is a hormone (insulin) telling it not to burn fat. My recommendation would be that if you do HIIT while fasted, do it near the end of the fast, so you can eat shortly afterwards. I have had great results doing that. About once a week, I get up, sit around drinking coffee, and do a mountain run, fasted, and then eat. BTW, I am 5'7" 146 with 6% BF.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2013
at 11:37 PM

You wish you looked as muscular as I do.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2013
at 11:55 PM

Actually you have more with that 30 banana a day guy. You are just fat and jealous. Sorry you keep getting your butt kicked by other sweaty guys for a few hours (exageration I am certain) a day.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 04, 2013
at 12:08 AM

Actually you have more in common with that 30 banana a day guy. You are just fat and jealous. Sorry you keep getting your butt kicked by other sweaty guys for a few hours (exageration I am certain) a day

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 03, 2013
at 11:05 PM

So if someone wants to be a grown man and weigh 140lbs he should do fasted cardio. Good to know.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 03, 2013
at 11:41 PM

you weigh the same as the 30 bannanas a day guy

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Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

on July 20, 2013
at 01:27 PM

Why don't you do HIIT in the afternoon or early evening and time your meals, supplements around that period? Fasted hiit sucks arse, for performance and, perhaps indeed for your central nervous system/overall health. If you are low on glycogen stores then doing hiit isn't going to do much other than deplete them and probably lead to the next likely source being used - muscles. I am unsure if bcaas would prevent this, although they quite possibly might. I know that are good to use with weight lifting, not sure about hiit but in principle it could work.

Ketosis is also muscle sparing. For hiit though like I said I think carbs are necessary for performance and possibly health generally. Fasted hiit has seemed pretty hard on my body when I've done it, both in short and medium term. If it seems to work for you though, I say go for it.

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