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Breakfast, Post Recovery Drinks, and Morning Workouts
I will be starting my first day of Body Beast tomorrow, and I have some confusion about how to handle my specific scheduling situation. Normally, I work in the afternoons, so I wake up around mid morning and workout first thing. Sometimes, I wait to have breakfast until after my workout, usually if it is a Cardio heavy workout, but with weight lifting workouts, I've never had a problem having breakfast before I workout. Well, reading through the Book of Beast, I've seen that you don't really want to eat a large meal right before your work out. So you'd think, well, just wait until you finish your workout to have breakfast. Ok, but then where do I fit in my Post Workout Shake? Should I have my breakfast, wait an hour or two and do my workout? Or should I have both my breakfast and post workout shake after my workout. Any guidance will help. Thanks.
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RE: Breakfast, Post Recovery Drinks, and Morning Workouts
2/4/13 6:04 PM as a reply to DonValle.
Any takers?
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RE: Breakfast, Post Recovery Drinks, and Morning Workouts
2/4/13 6:09 PM as a reply to DonValle.
I typically don't start work until 2pm, so normally I get up and have a light meal (I'm trying out Shakeology, so it's my new breakfast for now), and then workout about an hour later (I'm in the middle of P90X2, not for the first time).
Afterwards, I grab my post workout shake, then hit the shower, then get started on lunch.
I don't know if that will work with your situation, but it's what I do.
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RE: Breakfast, Post Recovery Drinks, and Morning Workouts
2/5/13 4:27 PM as a reply to NathanRMT.
I've been getting up at 5:15am the last couple of weeks, due to having to be at work at 7am. My routine is:
Light protein shake right before bed (just one scoop with water)
Get up and immediately have a pre-workout drink (not Beachbody but another brand, all carbs with zero fat or protein). I keep it next to the bed.
Start work out 15 minutes later
Recovery shake right after work out
Shower,dress, go to work, and eat a reasonably big protein-rich breakfast at the desk an hour or 90 minutes after finishing workout (granola, soy or other milk, lots of fruit, shake).

Seems to be working well for me. I have plenty of energy for the workout, at least.
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RE: Breakfast, Post Recovery Drinks, and Morning Workouts
2/5/13 5:26 PM as a reply to DonValle.
I usually have a good breakfast, workout about 9am on the weekends, and then take my results and recovery formula. The Shakeology I have as soon as I wake up. On the week days if I wake up at 4am, I do my workout and then take shakeology as my breakfast as Im dressing. This seems to kickstart my day good. I hope that helps.
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RE: Breakfast, Post Recovery Drinks, and Morning Workouts
2/8/13 3:58 AM as a reply to BrwnBlt.
BrwnBlt:
I usually have a good breakfast, workout about 9am on the weekends, and then take my results and recovery formula. The Shakeology I have as soon as I wake up. On the week days if I wake up at 4am, I do my workout and then take shakeology as my breakfast as Im dressing. This seems to kickstart my day good. I hope that helps.


Why do you people insist on taking so many SUPPLEMENTS ?

Protein powder etc is only needed if you dont get enough protein from your regular diet.

To TS, you dont need to eat breakfast before your workout and you dont need to take a post workout shake.
Do your workout and get a good solid meal after the workout and you'll be fine.
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