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03-02-2012, 07:13 AM #1
early morning fasted or post workout cardio?
which is best? I know this has been talked about many times but just like to refresh some opinions on this,i read recently that evan centopani does cardio half hour after eating a meal,cause he said something about cortisol and fasted cardio? OPINIONS PLEASE.
03-02-2012, 07:26 AM #2
You wont get a straight answer to be honest. Aceto and Dave both like fasted cardio I believe. Layne Norton did a study and said it doesnt make a difference and eating may actually help.
Some people like a small amount of protein 1st. Id just advise you to experiment and see what works for you. Ive trained and done cardio fasted in the morning and made gains. Now Im having shakes before the gym because I dont like eating food early, no appetite.
Its probably easier to do cardio post workout, thats what I do...I dont have to sweat up 2 pairs of clothing a day either...the fat comes off just as well from my experience as long as Im doing cardio. I went from portly to drop dead gorgeous Yes Im male lol
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03-02-2012, 11:41 AM #5
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I like diggy's response. Especially about having to sweat up 2 pairs of clothes. Also if you don't have any cardio equipment, then you have to travel to the gym, and get back which adds up by the end of the day, is it realistic to do that week in week out?
03-02-2012, 12:23 PM #6
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03-02-2012, 01:33 PM #8
morning fasted cardio always made me feel more weaker and tired through out the day.
not exactly sure...maybe im gay and i just dont know yet.
i prefer this now since last month: 1/2-1 bottle of odwalla farms juice puree. then 30-45 minutes later i hit the local park and run 1-2 miles non stop....yes run....i even throw in fast burst of sprints and run laterally. 3 to 4 times a week.
currently 5'11 and 245 lbs with 20-22 % body fat Endomorpher (thank you taco bell!)
As I get leaner. I plan to up the carb intake.
I just miss running guys.... i feel like an indian ravaging through the woods looking for a white she-devil to fuck...WHERE IS SHE!!!!
keep your cunning warrior spirits up and blast that fat off like a nut!!!
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03-02-2012, 01:50 PM #9
03-02-2012, 02:22 PM #10
Fasted is nice just because your glycogen depleted and blood sugar/insulin is low right out the gate, so body fat is the next source of fuel in line to be used during cardio. I have done cardio after meals (though I would experiment after hearing from Evan C.) and noticed I did sweat more than fasted cardio and my heart rate would go way higher. I would rather do both cardio and weight training in separate sessions to give my body several "jolts" around the day than doing it all together back to back in 1 giant session.., really jacks up your metabolism getting a kick every 6-12 hrs, also more time for recovery in between. Get your cardio in when you can, its still benficial to do it post-workout or after carbs in your system, but the ideal situation would be in the morning or before bed low insulin levels and separate from your weight training.
03-02-2012, 02:26 PM #11
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03-02-2012, 03:31 PM #14
I've done both with no reall differences other than the fact that I am hungry all day when I do fasted cardio first thing in the morning. Due to schedule, I now do fasted on the weekends and post work cardio during the week and I am getting leaner than ever before.
03-02-2012, 03:51 PM #15
The only things that matter are consistency and not being a weak little bitch that cheats on their diet.
Everything else is picking pepper out of gnat shit...