Alright... I like the intermittent fasting. Makes me feel, well... bulletproof!
But, to optimize nutrition I break my fast halfway through my workout with a collagen supplement, then end my workout with a full-spectrum protein. Half hour later I go for sweet potato or carrots.
Here's the problem... I miss my high intensity workouts. I can't really muster the energy to get into it safely.
As far as energy, I drink 2 bulletproof coffees a day and start every morning with high quality dose of Cordyceps.
asked byKashkillz (3452)
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on November 22, 2012
at 07:54 PM
I've had success with "carb-backloading" for glycogen replenishment for the next day's workout. I also consume BCAA's preworkout before training fasted the next day. This combination has been working for me.
on November 23, 2012
at 05:46 PM
It's a trade off. If you can do more reps you can cause more muscle damage, so that means more repairs later on, bigger muscles. If you work out fasted, you deplete glycogen faster, and kick start autophagy, clean out the junk proteins in your cells and kill off virii/bacteria as you stimulate your immune system.
I've had far more productive workouts if I consume a little bit of carbs right before, but then again, between getting 70s big and autophagy, I'll opt for autophagy and resetting insulin sensitivity most of the time.
I do find that having a 2nd bulletproof coffee before a workout has the same effect as a little bit of carbs in terms of ability to do more reps. (I usually throw in some BCAA in the coffee as well), and I've taken to L-Glutamine post work out as per Matt of PhysiqueRescue.com, and the results in recovery time are much nicer.
Probably what's best is to alternate between the two paths a la Art De Vany.
on November 22, 2012
at 04:40 PM
I'm not familiar with the BulletProof stuff but keep in mind that with fasted HIT your performance will decline.
You can accept the decline in performance and do it anyways.
Carb up at your last meal to ensure sufficient glycogen. This is to carry you throughout the fast & then towards HIT.
Caffeine helps pre workout. So does loading up on creatine & baking soda throughout the day.