- Dec 3, 2010
I've been hitting the gym pretty early, usually in by 630AM. I do 30 minutes of weight lifting and then 30 minutes of lower intensity cardio (bike, brisk walk). Is it a good idea to eat something before the gym or should I try and eat after? I'm trying to lose about 5 pounds that I put on during COVID. Seems like if I eat before and after I'm getting more calories than if I just wait until after, but does not eating beforehand affect my ability to build muscle?