From my question new questions arise. Should I really not eat before a workout because blood won't go to my muscles? I heard something like this regarding weightloss, but I'm doing lifting, not cardio. Still applies? No, it doesn't apply. I wouldn't go to Hometown Buffet before a workout but do what you're comfortable with and make sure you eat enough. If your workouts are progressing keep at it. The weights should always be moving up.