Another week, another fast, and I decided to start early. Last week I used Eat Stop Eat from Monday at noon to Tuesday at noon, but this week I started at 7pm Sunday night and finished a little early at 5:30pm Monday.
I also hit today's workout about 18 hours into the fast and despite a few confused bodybuilders calling me crazy, I managed to lift more weight and do more reps than I did last week (when I trained on a regular eating schedule).
Most people don't know that when you start doing intense exercise, your liver begins to release glucose into your blood. So you aren't likely to have low blood sugar when you exercise...until you pounded an insulin-spiking meal or drink right before your workout.
So working out while fasting really isn't a big deal. My session went down like this...
1A) Squat (3x3, 3x8)
1B) Cable External Rotation (3x10)
2A) BB RDL (4x8)
2B) DB Bulgarian Split Squat (2x12)
3) DB Shrugs
I skipped one of the exercises, the dumbbell floor press, because my triceps are sore from Saturdays workout.
Tomorrow I'll do some bodyweight exercises early in the AM...as the rest of my day is booked up with phone calls and activities.
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
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