Lee Labrada's 12-Week Lean Body Daily Trainer
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You should always eat something before you train, regardless of what time! You need carbs for the energy to get through your workout and protein immediately following.
Having a 8 year old and being married I have the same problem and also work out at 5am. I get up at 4:30, drink cold coffee mixed with a scoop of protein powder and a little almond milk and I am off. I follow up the workout with a banana or other quick carb and a little more protein. Then have a meal about 7:45 before I start work. Ideally i should have a few more carbs before I train but I'm trying to loose fat, soo I am overly carb conscious.
Its a great workout though.
just my humble opinion, but working out early in the day helps to motivate me to keep up with my new diet, rather than 'blow it' by falling back into my old eating habits
I workout on an empty stomach every morning at 4am. I have had great results as well! Just get you a good pre workout supplement that will give you energy to make it through your workout. I personally like C4, Hyper FX & Nano Vapor. Don't forget the protein shake immediately after the workout though!
Working out on an empty stomach is totally fine. those who say you HAVE to eat before are silly. I've been doing it for years. Especially if you are like me, and workout at 5am.
I work out at 5:00am, but I wake up at 3:40am to eat my breakfast.
Thanks to everyone who helped out.
With some varying answers, the key will be to find out what works best for the individual.
Eating before or after your workout both have their benefits. Being consistent and completing the workouts with lots of energy is the main goal.
BCAA are a great supplement to have in the morning before a workout if you have a hard time eating food followed with exercise.
Loving the support! GO LBC!!!
I'm in my 4th week of the program, down about 13 lbs and lost more than 3% body fat. It works great for me since I don't have a ton of time to train and am not a "BALLISTIC" trainer who goes at the weights with ferociousness intensity. I like to push myself, maybe that intensity comes in the future.
Has anyone thought of doing the workouts in super-set's?
Can you think of a reason not to?
Thanks for the post. It's encouraging. I just started the program today. I hope i see results at week 4, that would be great.
@dpbunch- Good luck with your transformation! I am starting week 4 and have seen AMAZING results so far! I have followed the workout schedule to a T, the diet has been extremely clean compared to what I used to eat, yet there have been a couple nights of cheat meals. I just keep a positive attitude towards it and start fresh the next meal! Not sure on my stats, but my photos are showing major results! Hope its going well!
Great to see you thinking outside the box. Changing the workouts to Super sets should change the exercises slightly. In theory you will lift less weight due to lower rest periods.
However if you have time constraints or feel the workout is better for you with Super sets then the choice is yours.
We do advice following the program to the T if possible.
All the best!
Make sure to watch the video for the next days training, it will help keep you focused and motivated! Good luck, and you can do this!!
Totally disappointed after stepping on the scale but I am going to stay excited & motivated on this 12 week program. This is one time where I wish I were a guy so I could lose weight fast, lol.
Don't kid yourself about guys having it any easier when it comes to losing weight. I've been fighting the same weight for years now, and I'll admit it might be me, but even when I'm training hard, it doesn't just slough off. That aside, stay motivated, and you'll get there. Good luck! :)
Whatever you do, don't doubt yourself! You have to believe that the weight will come off, and you'll begin to transform you body the way you want it to be! Stay focused and stay motivated!! You got this!
The scale doesn't always tell the truth. You could be building muscle & burning off fat at the same time. GO by how you feel & how your clothes fit. I find that is usually how I notice changes initially. Keep the faith!
im in the same spot as you are. i had to have my wife hide the scale. it makes it much easier to keep my motivation level high. dont look at the numbers and the process becomes much easier.
Spot on, Tomm1077, that's exactly what I was thinking while reading the post.
Ft2lewis another great idea.. If you are eating as well as you can, and working out as hard as possible, then the scale makes no difference.
If you have room for improvement then work on that, the results will come!
Hi-Protein Nutrition Shake!