You definitely have to be a morning person but there's a lot of pluses. No traffic on the roads or at the gym is the best thing. Once i leave the house i'm back in 2 hours at the absolute most. Training at night i'm back in 3 hours or more.
I've always been an early riser so a strong coffee, 60mg of Geranamine, a spoonful each of Beta-Alanine and Citrulline Malate and I'm ready to go. The BA and CM i alternate every few months with Creatine Monohydrate and BCAAs.
Of course i drink a lot of water as well. It's amazing how much stronger i feel and how much i pump up from the water. I really notice the difference when i don't drink.
30 minutes into the workout i start sipping on a Whey/BCAA/Gatorade shake. This also helps dramatically.
There's not many that do it so i'm just wondering what other am trainers do.
I would never want to do this. If I knew I was going to have to train early, I would set my alarm and get up early enough to get in a meal beforehand. At the very least I would chug a mixture of gatorade and caffeine.
One thing I have advised a friend to do who is in this situation is to eat a large, very starchy meal before he goes to bed. This gives him a good boost of energy in the morning. Not everyone can get away with doing that, but he's a skinny hardgainer, so it works for him.
personally i like to train an hour or so after a meal but im a skinny and need to gain as much weight as possible so eating is everything. My football coach a couple of years ago had us waking up and hitting the gym at 5:30 am before school 4 days a week, too early to get a breakfast in. They preached how your testosterone level is higher in the mornings ableing you to possible lift more/get stonger faster. Is this true?