Q: I am sore and stiff when I wake up in the morning. Will these morning workouts be too hard for me?
A: These workouts don’t require you to perform any high-impact strenuous activity - instead, you’ll be using your body weight to do all the calorie-burning which accommodates those who often feel tight in the morning. If you’re not a “morning person”, the best suggestion to easing your way into regular morning activity to by incorporating light stretches into your AM routine. Low-intensity stretching routines will “wake the body up”, delivering nutrient-rich blood and oxygen to your muscles - priming the mind and body for activity. You can check out the Stretch Smart program to get started with your 5 minute stretching routines.
Q: I’ve heard exercising in the morning before breakfast can result in muscle loss. Is that true?
A: It has been proven that performing certain types of exercise (such as high-intensity resistance exercise) while in a fasted state can cause a catabolic effect (“break down”) within the body, however, this is not true for all forms of exercise. Generally, short bouts of bodyweight exercise like those found within the Fit Fast exercise routines are low-impact enough to avoid muscle tissue breakdown since there is no additional resistance nor do the workouts surpass the 30-minute mark. However, it’s highly suggested that in order to ensure your muscles stay fueled during any fasted exercise that you consume branch chain amino acids (BCAA’s) during and after the workout is over followed by a nutritious breakfast or post-workout meal.
Q: If I don’t have time to workout in the morning, can I still experience results by performing Fit Fast workouts later on in the day?
A: Of course! Although science suggests that fasted exercise is the ideal route for accelerating weight loss, you can still experience great results by performing these short exercise routines at any time of the day. In fact, you can even add these 20-minute workouts to the end of your weight training program if you’re seeking to take your fitness to the next level.
Q: After the workout is complete, when should I break the fast and eat?
A: It’s best to eat within 20-60 minutes after your fasted workout is complete. For best results, a meal that contains high-quality protein along with a replenishing source of carbohydrates is the ideal option. For those seeking a fast fix to getting your post-workout nutrition needs met without cooking breakfast, an Alpha Meal 100% grass-fed whey protein shake is a grade-A selection. Simply grab a blender and add 1 and a half scoops of Alpha Meal, ½ cup of dry oats, 1 cup of low-fat or unsweetened milk and a handful of ice and blend until you’ve reached your desired thickness. There are even more recipes here!
Q: I am already performing a workout course. Is it ok to perform both programs?
A: Yes! If you are performing a resistance training program like Abs After 40, you can add Fit Fast into your daily training schedule by performing the quick Fit Fast routine in the morning or by adding it to the end of your resistance training workout to amplify your results.