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Just wondering whether anyone knows the best part of the day to do your exercise routine. I've heard that you should exercise on an empty stomach, as it burns the calories faster, but surely this means you just stuff your face afterwards? Shouldn't you have a small meal before you exercise, or is this a really bad idea?

I know this is a really lame question, but if I'm putting all this effort into exercising, I want to know that I'm doing it properly.
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I exercise an hour a day usually I love to exercise before lunch or after lunch with an hour,sometimes really early in the morning and sometimes from6-7
depends on your mood I think,there is no point of exercising if you are not in the mood to cause you just feel like you are forced to do it and you don't exercise right
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eat at least 1 hr 30 mins before exercising, u will have more energy in your workout that way.

i would suggest exercising either in the morning around 10-11, or in the evening around 4-6

whatever u do, dont exercise really late and then go to bed right after it, its unhealthy and u will never get to sleep
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you should wait at least an hour after eating before exercising, and you should eat straight after - your metabolism is speeded up at this point so you'll burn the food quicker anyway, but you need to keep your blood sugar up.
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(Original post by Trousers)
Just wondering whether anyone knows the best part of the day to do your exercise routine. I've heard that you should exercise on an empty stomach, as it burns the calories faster, but surely this means you just stuff your face afterwards? Shouldn't you have a small meal before you exercise, or is this a really bad idea?

I know this is a really lame question, but if I'm putting all this effort into exercising, I want to know that I'm doing it properly.
It really depends on what type of exercise you're talking about. For example, if it's cardio (such as jogging, fast-paced swimming or cycling) then morning before breakfast is actually the best time *as recommended by health experts* However if you're thinking muscle building exercises, then really you should be doing those in the afternoon when you've some energy stored up. So you can work on building more muscle if you know what I mean. Take care, and be sure to drink enough water before and after you work out :cool:

Danni xox
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I wouldn't worry about energy levels too much,its negligable until you hit 90%... If you take up powerlifting, or bodybuilding then its something to think about, but its far better to place your meals around your exercise at your stage, any athlete will till food is perhaps 60% of the game.

For muscle development you need to be getting protein within an hour of exercise, preferably through a liquid because it digests faster, such as a protein suppliment, or skimmed milk. This is called the 'window of opportunity' principle. Also make sure you have eaten Carbs before you exercise, and if you are bulking eat them afterwards too. The best source of carbs is sweet potatoes, or Oats... Oats are highly underated, but us people in the know realize that if you eat enough, its the closest you will get to steroids, really the strength gains of a proper diet is incredible. Eat your carbs about an hour before you exercise, increase the time if you feel sick but the idea is to get your eating as close to your exercise as possible.

If you need anymore help regarding exercise, particualy muscle development, don't hesitate to pm me.
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(Original post by Mad_Monkey59)
I wouldn't worry about energy levels too much,its negligable until you hit 90%... If you take up powerlifting, or bodybuilding then its something to think about, but its far better to place your meals around your exercise at your stage, any athlete will till food is perhaps 60% of the game.

For muscle development you need to be getting protein within an hour of exercise, preferably through a liquid because it digests faster, such as a protein suppliment, or skimmed milk. This is called the 'window of opportunity' principle. Also make sure you have eaten Carbs before you exercise, and if you are bulking eat them afterwards too. The best source of carbs is sweet potatoes, or Oats... Oats are highly underated, but us people in the know realize that if you eat enough, its the closest you will get to steroids, really the strength gains of a proper diet is incredible. Eat your carbs about an hour before you exercise, increase the time if you feel sick but the idea is to get your eating as close to your exercise as possible.

If you need anymore help regarding exercise, particualy muscle development, don't hesitate to pm me.
Thats pure class, 'those of us in the know realise that eating enough oats is the closest thing steroids'

Think I just pissed my pants, absolutely amazing!
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The morning.
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Thats pure class, 'those of us in the know realise that eating enough oats is the closest thing steroids'

Think I just pissed my pants, absolutely amazing!
yeah its a new steroid, nitrooatsmealin - all the pros take it
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