Morning Workout Schedule
My first post on BP forum and look forward connecting with you and sharing experiences.
I prefer to work out in the morning for a few reasons; I prefer to get it over and done with - trying to find time in the afternoon/evening is challenging with work/family, etc. Also, I'm up before anyone else to enjoy "my time". I'm also more energetic in the morning - I've tried afternoon/evening workouts and mentally I'm fried later in the day. So I choose morning workouts.
I follow mostly a bodyweight routine. I'm not into weights and don't have the space for it. Having said that, I do have a pullup bar with rings and some bowflex dumbells. I'm nearly 50, 6ft, 155 lbs and around 18% bodyfat.
Before reading the book and many posts on this forum, I was doing mon/thurs push exercises and tues/fri pull exercises. I never liked coffee much - gave me extreme jitters, but over the last 2 weeks I've been gearing into it slowly and I tolerate it more now. I think the fat in the coffee helps the jitters. It is amazing to see how long in the day I go before I think about food.
I'm not about losing weight, although I aim to shed some more bodyfat, but my goal firstly is to maintain bodyweight and flexibility, now that I am moving into my prime . Over the last year, I have gained about 5 lbs of muscle weight which I am thankful for. I'm not a muscle gainer. I also have high LDL-P, so I'm cautious about excessive sat fats, but eat them as they occur naturally in food. My BP coffee I do include GF Butter and MCT - teaspoon of each.
Now with the BP Coffee and fasting (regular and protein), I've had to change my schedule around as the one I was on wasn't working for me. I could not be fasting on a workout day as this would make me feel terrible, even with the BP Coffee. I tried eating carbs the night before, but this didnt help. Just felt really spaced out. Fasting doesnt really work well with me on workout mornings.So I have amended my schedule as follows - Day1:Push, Day2:Off, Day3:Pull, Day4:Push, Day5:Off, etc. This allows me to fast every second day and eat the days I work out. It also give my body more repair time between muscle groups. On the off days I will either sprint, practice yoga, hang/plank, balance, etc. The evening of my fasting day I step up carbs which helps with energy for my morning workout. I will try some BF Coffee MCT 30 mins before these workouts whilst I read this forum. My intent is to have a good protein meal following the workout.
Any comments or tweaks I could make to improve the routine..? Anyone following a similar routing that has success with pre-post eating that helps..?