Should you work out fasted or not? That is a hot topic of discussion in training circles and one that ultimately matters less than whether you workout or not at all.
Important: By "fasted" we mean before you start your "eating window" as we call it. This means, if you typically eat at 10am and 5pm (ie within an 8 hour period) then you would plan your workout for 9am so you can eat right after. Many BodyRockers work out at 6am, eat breakfast at 7am, and start preparing their second meal at 2pm so they are finished by 3pm. This is the 8/16 rule we speak of: eating within an 8 hour window, and fasting for 16 hours per day. Read all about the process and benefits in our IF Guide.
However, for people who are looking to make the most of their sweat sessions, it turns out working out fasted has many, many merits--just ask all our BodyRockers who are crushing Sean’s Fast & Furiously Fit workouts onBR+.
These short and powerful workouts are designed to help people make the most of their fasted state so they can burn more fat in less time.
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Keep reading. Here are 5 things you need to know about working out fasted.
Get more information about how to fast in ourFast & Furiously Fit ebook--full of information on intermittent fasting, tips, and recipes to help you burn more fat with less effort.
It's been shown that working out fasted, low glycogen state facilitates better enzyme activities involved in energy metabolism and mitochondria formation--the parts of cells that convert fats, proteins and sugars into the chemical energy the body uses to live, and in this case, perform better.
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While everyone should consult with their healthcare provider before beginning fasting (or any change to diet or exercise), there are some people who absolutely need to be cleared. These people include:
Those with gout
Those taking medications
Those with GERD
Granted, fasting can actually help alleviate some of the conditions mentioned, but you should still seek the opinion of a medical professional before you take on fasting.
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We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping with our partners at UPS. Once your order is received and processed, it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.
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