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    Wake up for a shake during sleep?

    I have my last meal before bed - usually whey & flax. I sleep about 6 - 8 hrs. Three times a week I then do cardio on an empty stomach.
    Should I wake up about 4 hrs into my sleep, take another shake, then go back to sleep? I've read it will promote anabolism, and the 4 hours of remaining sleep would be sufficient to consider the cardio "empty stomach". Thanks.

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    i dont see ne real significant value that will have. IMO you will benefit more in your workouts by getting a full 8 hours straight of sleep

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    i agree. if you are like me (and a lot of others here) you may wake up at least once in the night to go to the toilet. if you feel it necessary you can have a shake waiting to down after the bathroom before you hit the sack again, but I wouldn't wake up especially for it. Also I would save the whey for PWO and have a slower digesting protein powder (egg, casein etc.) or a naturally slow source such as cottage cheese.

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    I have one @ 2 a.m. every morning when I get up to piss............I always piss at that time, it's like the bathroom is calling my name.

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    i wondered the same thing actually but i haven't got to that point yet where i think it will make that big of a difference in my physique

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    If the body is out of nutrients, asleep or not, what is it going to pull from? Recovery doesn't stop while you are sleeping, h*ll if anything it's HEIGHTENED at that time, so having ample amino acids in the bloodstream is a wise thing to do.


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    if youre too shot to make protein, pop 10 gram of glutamine caps...its honestly helps

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