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Early morning training
Early morning training
8/24/08 6:44 AM
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RE:Early morning training
8/24/08 6:44 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
I just got P90X and I'm super stoked! I will be training in the morning before I go to work so I want to take the protein bar before I do the routine and my protein shake after I am done. So my questions are -

A. Is it a good idea to eat a little bit before the workout.

B. How does one consume 12 ounces of water 2 hours before working out if I am asleep.

C. Is it better to take the shake right after working out or should I eat the recommended breakfast for the day and then take the shake as my first snack?

I can't wait to start this!
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RE:Early morning training
8/24/08 2:22 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
Hey shamess4748!!! CONGRATS on starting the X]...I eat a little bit before the "strength" workouts (chest/back, shoulders/arms, etc...) and eat after the "cardio" workouts (plyo, core, etc...) It is completely up to how your stomach handles it when your pushing your body pretty hard...I can't workout with my stomach groweling, but don't feel like heaving into the trash can either ...LOL...I drink a full glass of water before I go to sleep, and have a little while I'm getting things together before my workout in the morning...you do, however, need to fuel your body after your workouts so make sure you eat a little protien and some good carbs to help you recover and fill you up a little...I don't use the P90X recovery drink, but it's got a good protien to carb ratio to help your body recover...your body needs that energy to help you function...the carbs will do that...the protiens take a little bit of time to break down to be ready to be used up as calories, but you will feel fuller longer...hope this helps a little bit...

There is already a forum for us crazy early X'ers...here is the link Early Morning X'ers...Feel free to join us there...someone should be able to help you out a little more...until then, stay safe...

-Keith
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RE:Early morning training
8/24/08 1:27 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
hey thanks man! this forums is pretty sweet. I am heading over to the early morning X'ers to check that out as well. I can't wait to see these result. im pretty fired up!
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RE:Early morning training
8/24/08 3:53 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
Shamess ~ Welcome to the wild world of the "X"! It is a ride you'll never forget! The workouts are awesome, Tony rocks, and you will be in the best shape of your life!

When you sleep, there are a lot of acids that build up in your body. First thing when you wake, it is a good idea to drink a full glass of water to flush these out of your system. Most people do not keep themselves hydrated the way they should. The recommendation of water 2 hours prior allows the body time to fully absorb it for maximum performance and minimize the fluid deficit (especially for your cardio-based workouts). Dehydration is a hindrance to workouts (you will not perform as well, nor will your body process what you are doing as well); it can also interfere with normal body function (it can be extremely dangerous). Do what you can to get the needed water.

Your body will perform better with food in it. However, some people find that it upsets their stomach to eat and workout first thing. It really depends on you. If you can handle it, some fruit or any other healthy carbohydrate is good prior to working out. It ensures you have the energy to give your best. If not, breakfast can follow the workout (just don’t skip it all together).

The protein shakes should be taken one hour prior to your workout. That allows optimum time for the protein to be broken down for your body to use it. Recovery drink should come after your workout (within an hour). Your body increases cortisol levels when you workout, and the sugar in the recovery drink helps bring those hormones back down to normal levels.

If you've not already done so, take your day-one pictures and statistics (you don't have to show anyone, but they will come in handy later). I see you've read, at least, a portion of the nutrition guide (good on you). There is a ton of great information in there.

You will be sore the first week! Keep going; the soreness subsides in the weeks to come. The workouts may be difficult to follow the first week, the second is easier, and the third week even better. Do the yoga!!! Try NOT to look at the clock. The first 45 minutes are the most difficult; the remaining time has wonderful stretching. Not to mention, it will help with the soreness from the first three days (which will be worse, if you don't do the yoga)! BREATHE! Have fun! "... Get those fricken' knees up!" "Do your best, and FORGET THE REST!"

Miss Kim
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RE:Early morning training
8/25/08 4:00 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
haha awesome advice! just did my first workout today and I'm lovin it! Can't wait to get my butt kicked this week.
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RE:Early morning training
8/31/08 4:31 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
Shamess ~ Don't overdo it, this week. Remember: the pain from your workouts usually comes around two days later. Hope you are still having fun!

Miss Kim
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RE:Early morning training
9/24/08 11:18 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
Shamess ~ How did you do for phase I?! Hoping you are staying with it. It is so great to have that "love/hate" relationship with Tony.

Get to it... "Get those fricken' knees up!"

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RE:Early morning training
9/24/08 12:26 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
Hey, X Peeps:

For what it's worth, I work out from basically 5 - 630 AM, M-f, 7 - 815 AM Sat-Sun (x stretch 1 day)

I am drinking a gallon of agua daily, so even after a night's sleep, I'm plenty hydrated. I have a bottle water in the gym while I work out, but I only take occasional sips.

I do not eat anything pre-workout. There are varying theories, but a lot of them suggest it is better to work out first thing after you wake up, before you begin grazing for the day. It will jump start the ol' metabolism. I generally don't eat until after I get to work, an hour or so after my workout, but I do drink a bottle of water when I finish. Usually a recovery drink after Plyo and Legs/Back.

I have a bowl of cooked steel cut oats or quinoa (1/3 cup uncooked), a small box of raisins and a sliced banana mixed in.

I have tried other breakfast foods, but it seems that the oats or quinoa really keep my metabolism stoked all day. I generally eat small meals every 2 hours, and drink water all day, averaging 8 oz per hour.

I have seen a lot of posts regarding nausea with P90X. I don't know if it is just because I work out empty, but I have never felt sick doing these workouts.

KPP,

Andy Tomlin
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RE: RE:Early morning training
1/9/13 12:05 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
is the forum " Early Morning X'ers" still exist ? Can someone send the link?
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