I've been doing leangains for 3 months. I'm now more ripped than I even thought possible. To say it works is an understatement!
My eating window is 12pm-8pm, two meals.
No carbs rest days, very low fat training days.
I get up at 5am and sleep at 10-11pm
I take BCAA and train from 11am-12pm, then grub!
This has worked wonderfully. Now, my schedule is changing. Before, if I tried to workout early, then keep fasting (with BCAA every two hrs) and keep the fast schedule, I felt horrible all day! I feel like I cant catch up satiety wise all day.
Also, I don't absorb the carb load in the directly-post-workout glycogen window. If I try and workout in the afternoon or evening, before my last meal, my first meal is a carb one while my metabolism isn't hot and bothered from a workout yet, which my system doesn't seem to tolerate.
How important is the full length 16hr fast to leangains results? Could I keep that rest days, but train early and break the fast early on training days?
Y'all have any hints? I hate to mess up a perfect thing, but I gotta work!