Originally Posted by db_ggmm
One 5x5 work out each week is in the "morning" for me, shortly after breakfast. Not sure what to eat for this for performance. I usually get a cup of coffee in me, sometimes I eat yogurt or egg beaters or nothing, and I tend to find this once a week morning work out more difficult than mid day work outs.
I feel my deadlifts are stalled at 200 lbs due to grip strength. Should I work on grip strength or is it simpler to assume deadlifts are improving my grip well enough on their own?
Likely in the minority here, but if I have a hard, morning workout I probably won't eat anything in the morning, but a lot the night before. I will always have a whole load of espresso or coffee in me. IMO eating before a workout is unnecessary. If I eat the night before, I'm well digested and can get up and go.
This works better for distance/semi-distance work. If the workout is 1hr+ I'd say eat some fruit.
Grip strength = rock climbing. period.