In the summer I worked for the athletic department at the University of Iowa. This entailed manual labor tasks such as painting, grass-cutting, cleaning, etc. I rode my bicycle to work each day and toted a lunch bag containing usually two ham sandwiches and a piece of fruit. At the end of the work-day I would head to the weight room at the old field house and engage in an energy-depleting strength training regimen. Understand my last food intake was about five hours earlier, so I went into these sessions on an empty tank. Again, I had no clue that was not ideal.