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  1. Claire Madin on November 29, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Interesting article, but the study is only based on males. It would have been great to see a study that included women as well to observe the results.

  2. Octavia Henderson on December 2, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    The improved strength & endurance of both groups in their later sets (i.e. 2 & 4) do not make sense to me. When I lift, Im able to lift more and longer during my first two sets. My muscles start to tire more on my third and fourth set. That does not match up to other lifters I know or have worked with unless they purposely hold back. I’m even more baffled by how someone who hasn’t eaten does just as well as someone who has on those two later sets. Finally, as a woman, I would have liked to have seen at least one or two women on study.

    • Joseph on May 6, 2021 at 2:25 am

      Octavia, I wholly agree with you. It doesn’t make sense to me that there will be no difference in sets 3 & 4 regardless of whether one consumes breakfast or not, especially if they are going to failure. Why is there no difference in reps to failure in sets 3 & 4, when supposedly one is further depleting gylcogen with further sets?
      Though this article may suggest good reason for eating breakfast before morning workouts, there are too many unanswered questions.

  3. Ingrid on December 3, 2019 at 12:13 am

    As is pointed out at the onset of the article, most who skip breakfast prior to a workout are doing so to support weight loss efforts and are not the client type who are concerned with optimal muscle strength performance. It would also be nice to have research on the effects of eating breakfast prior to a workout and weight loss efforts. I think most athletes who have strength and conditioning goals or who are concerned about optimal performance over weight loss are probably consuming breakfast or a carb drink/snack and aren’t the ones who need to be convinced that there’s a benefit to consuming breakfast.

  4. Jeremiah Bormes on December 3, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    This is something to think about and is something that I will try to see if there is a difference. I usually lift and then eat breakfast so this will be different.

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