What Should I Do After Completing A Workout Program? #LLTV Q&A Ep. 09


Fasted workouts, foods to bulk, caloric needs, eating before workouts

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m answering 5 of your questions in 5 minutes, including what should I do after completing a workout program?

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What Should I Do After Completing A Workout Program? #LLTV Q&A Ep. 09

Here are today’s questions:

  1. Can you burn fat faster by doing empty stomach workouts?
  2. What should I do after completing a workout program? What workouts should I do now?
  3. What foods should I eat to bulk?
  4. How many calories do I need per day?
  5. How many hours before a workout should I eat?

Keep reading below to find out my answers to all of these questions.

Question #1:

Is it okay to workout on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning. They say it burns more fat.

“They” say it burns more fat.

Love that.

I often workout on an empty stomach as well.

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Ultimately, you just have to find what works for you.

A lot of people feel like they do not have enough energy to workout in the morning when they don’t eat.

Therefore they won’t workout.

If you’re one of those people, eat something, and forget what everybody else does.

It’s up to you to test and find what works best for you.

For me, I love going to the gym and I love working out.

Therefore, I don’t always need food for extra energy and motivation to workout.

I can just get up and go

So find what works for you, and stick with it.

If your goal is weight loss, and you can workout on an empty stomach, try it.

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Lets move on to the next question.

Question #2:

What should I do after completing a workout program? What exercises should i do after this program to maintain my fitness level?

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  • goals
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Question #3:

What are some healthy foods for bulking up?

The best foods to bulk up, are the same foods to eat to when you’re looking to maintain your bodyweight, or lose body fat.

It’s all about eating real, whole, natural foods.

Just because you’re bulking up, it does not mean you can load up on sugar, refined fats, and all that other processed garbage.

Should I bulk or cut

I want to make sure you eat real whole foods, regardless of what your goal is.

But if your goal is to build muscle and bulk up, it’s important to eat more of those foods.

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When bulking and building muscle, it’s essential to be in a calorie surplus by eating more calories than you’re burning.

So keep eating more of those healthy whole foods.

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A good example of some healthy whole foods that are very calorie dense include, almond butter, nuts, and seeds.

In other words, focus on eating higher calorie whole foods.

Lets move on to the next question.

Question #4:

How do you know how many servings of food you need for your body.

I assume they mean, how many calories do you need for your body.

Here’s a quick and rough calculation to figure out how many calories you need per day.

If you’re looking to:

  • lose weight: multiply your current bodyweight by 11.
  • maintain your weight: your current bodyweight multiplied by 14 or 15.
  • add size and build muscle: multiply your current bodyweight by 17.

Note: if you’re looking to really pack on the pounds quickly, go all the way up to about 19 calories per pound of bodyweight.

Just make sure your macronutrient breakdown for those foods are:

Lets get into the last question.

Question #5:

How much time before strength training in the gym, should you consume a pre-workout meal? Is there an optimal range?

Excellent question.

It really depends on you and your body.

Typically you should leave at least an hour after eating a full meal, before your workout.

After consuming a meal, it’s important to give your body enough time to digest the food.

If you have a full stomach of food and you’re in the gym lifting weights, your body will not effectively digest the food, as it might just sit in your stomach.

Before lifting weights, make sure you give yourself at least 60 minutes after eating a meal.

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I usually eat a solid pre-workout meal and then allow for 2 hours of digestion before my workouts.

After that 2 hours, I’ll get to the gym and start building muscle


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So that’s another #LLTV Q&A session

Hopefully you took away a few new insights from these questions, including my answer to what should I do after completing a workout program?

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  • What workout program are you currently following?
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2 responses to “What Should I Do After Completing A Workout Program? #LLTV Q&A Ep. 09

    1. Hey Danielle, glad you’re digging it. Yes I have a certification in nutrition, wellness, as well as personal training. BUT…i learn the most by continuous learning and experimentation.

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