Originally Posted by Ramma
So, I kind of make it a must to never eat fast food before the day of a work out. I try to never have it to be honest. But, last night, I was at work, starving, and a co-worker was grabbing some.. So I thought, why not.
Got up today, after taking a two day break to let my body relax, went to the gym and boy... did that fast food do a number on me.. I felt fatigue, winded and all types of bad stuff. Now, obviously it was the fast food for dinner that was killing me. I always knew FF was bad, but I never realized how big of an impact it would make on me physically because I had never done this before. It SUCKED. I know most of you know this, but I just thought I would remind everyone how bad of an idea it is to have fast food lol.. So there it is.
That was a first and last for having fast food before a work out.
Earlier this year my buddy had told about a study he was reading.
In the study subjects underwent 4 total body weight training workouts, and 4 cardiovascualr workouts. 2 workouts of each were performed sans "fastfood", and 2 were performed after eating a "fastfood" meal of cheeseburger and fries.
They measusred a myraid of hormones and other health factors lik e resting serum cholesterol and blood pressure. As well as work output, 1RM, 10RM, lung capacity....
The study concluded that the fast food impared perofmance during the workouts with a noted increase in blood pressure, resting heart rate, stress related hormones. It also showed a decrease in anabolic hormones, strength, time to fatigue.
I don't remember what the study was, or where it was, but you could check Pub-med.