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    Cardio and fat loss

    When is it best for me to get the BEST fat loss?

    Should I do cardio on an empty stomach upon rising?

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    Can I do cardio right after my 75min weight lifting session on a treadmill?



    Which is best?

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    I dont know which is best but I currently subscribe to the practice of doing my work outs on a pretty empty stomach.. I only have coffee and mct oil upon waking around 6:30 then at 9 I have a low carb protein shake 11-1 is gym time. Then i basically try to shove 3500 calories down before bed.

    But that is a great question I wonder what other guys do? especially since all our lives more than likely accommodate different schedules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyguy180 View Post
    I dont know which is best but I currently subscribe to the practice of doing my work outs on a pretty empty stomach.. I only have coffee and mct oil upon waking around 6:30 then at 9 I have a low carb protein shake 11-1 is gym time. Then i basically try to shove 3500 calories down before bed.

    But that is a great question I wonder what other guys do? especially since all our lives more than likely accommodate different schedules.

    Agree!!!

    Except for the training part without food. LOL. I cannot do that! I need food with carbs to have a productive weight lifting session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyde View Post
    Agree!!!

    Except for the training part without food. LOL. I cannot do that! I need food with carbs to have a productive weight lifting session.
    Me too! need something if ima work out.

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    Yeah I hear that a lot. I don't have an issue with it.

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    Can anyone answer the original post?

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    Fasted cardio first thing in the morning for best fat loss, credit the tip to DieselJimmy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyde View Post
    When is it best for me to get the BEST fat loss?
    Should I do cardio on an empty stomach upon rising?

    NO

    Training in a fasted states is one of those misconceptions that won't go away.

    You do not burn any more body fat in a fasted state that you with a Pre Workout Meal or Beverage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nyde View Post
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    Can I do cardio right after my 75min weight lifting session on a treadmill?
    NO Again

    Anyone who has enough energy to preform cardio after their weight training session, didn't push it.

    If you going to perform cardio, you either need to...

    1) Preform cardio later or earlier in the day as a separate session.

    2) Preform cardio on a day by itself.

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    ^^ Don't listen to this knucklehead. Do you your fasted cardio first thing in the morning for best fat loss but it's ok to do cardio after your workout if you need to. 2 sessions of fasted cardio a week along with 2 sessions of HIIT cardio would be a great start on cardio for fat loss. This info comes from body builders on here that know what they're talking about as well as a diet coach that several members on the forum use.

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    Not everyone is the same so opinions will vary on this topic.
    Personally, I don't do fasted cardio, I have tried it in the past when I needed to drop some fat in a hurry and it did not work out well for me, I didn't lose any extra fat at all. However, I appeared skinnier looking. I use a dedicated day for cardio for best results, 45-60 minutes of the stairmaster at a reasonably mild pace, never faster or slower, just a static pace I set in the beginning. Obviously, eat very clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HFO3 View Post
    Not everyone is the same so opinions will vary on this topic.
    Personally, I don't do fasted cardio, I have tried it in the past when I needed to drop some fat in a hurry and it did not work out well for me, I didn't lose any extra fat at all. However, I appeared skinnier looking. I use a dedicated day for cardio for best results, 45-60 minutes of the stairmaster at a reasonably mild pace, never faster or slower, just a static pace I set in the beginning. Obviously, eat very clean.

    Ok I'm interested. So your saying by doing a dedicated cardio day or days you will see more than by doing say 20-30mins at the same static pace after lifting weights. I myself have been using this plan only I sub in 2 days of hiit and 3 days steady state. I'm not saying your wrong what works for you may not for me and that's fine but in my mind that's less cals burned per week than doing say 5 days at 20-30mins after lifting. If like most guys you work out 5 days a week then you would only be able to do 2 days dedicated cardio and thats 7 day a week workout schedule not something I can maintain my weight lifting would suffer. I'm subbed this will be interesting to see how everyone does their cardio routines and the results they net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyde View Post
    Can anyone answer the original post?
    Probably not. I do it first thing in the morning, fasted, but I would want to hear from somebody with visible abs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1HungLo View Post
    ^^ Don't listen to this knucklehead. Do you your fasted cardio first thing in the morning for best fat loss but it's ok to do cardio after your workout if you need to. 2 sessions of fasted cardio a week along with 2 sessions of HIIT cardio would be a great start on cardio for fat loss. This info comes from body builders on here that know what they're talking about as well as a diet coach that several members on the forum use.
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    Nothing like being vague to make your point.

    Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyde View Post
    Can anyone answer the original post?
    Depends on your goals.
    For pure size don't do any cardio at all. The more muscle you have the more calories you will burn.
    If you really think you need it do as Kenny stated.
    You will have to experiment to see what works best for you.
    That's one thing about this lifestyle: you are your own guinea pig.
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Croxdale View Post
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    Nothing like being vague to make your point.

    Nice.

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    seriously Kenny... all your post did was state an opinion like it we as fact with no backing at all. and please don't start posting sources you know as well as I do the jury is still out and there are plenty of sources for both sides.. and your not taking into account "supplements" .... they change a lot when it comes to the way our bodies use calories.... and that also varies depending on the "cocktail".

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    I will add one thing to this debate. You will burn fat for energy only when glycogen has been depleted. You can deplete said glycogen in what ever way works for you. You can do cardio fasted if you have the energy for it or you can do it after a weight training session, again if you have the energy. You can also just do cardio for a long enough period of time to deplete glycogen stores but it could take a while. The only time you will buen extra fat though is if you have no more glycogen to break down to provide glucose to the cells. The way you get there is up to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyguy180 View Post
    seriously Kenny... all your post did was state an opinion like it we as fact with no backing at all. and please don't start posting sources you know as well as I do the jury is still out and there are plenty of sources for both sides.. and your not taking into account "supplements" .... they change a lot when it comes to the way our bodies use calories.... and that also varies depending on the "cocktail".

    sent by owl
    Sources

    Only a minority of the poster every examine sources. Most of the information they read come from magazines with more pictures than words.

    Thus, I refrained posting any research.

    You request for no source being posted mean you are omniscient. Must be nice.

    We be done. Until next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave 236 View Post
    I will add one thing to this debate. You will burn fat for energy only when glycogen has been depleted. You can deplete said glycogen in what ever way works for you. You can do cardio fasted if you have the energy for it or you can do it after a weight training session, again if you have the energy. You can also just do cardio for a long enough period of time to deplete glycogen stores but it could take a while. The only time you will buen extra fat though is if you have no more glycogen to break down to provide glucose to the cells. The way you get there is up to you.

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    Absolutely agree with this, making postworkout and morning fasted most effective IN MY OPINION. I train with insane intensity with an AM PM split, 7 days a week with 20 mins of pwo cardio. I also do low intensity cardio, since i give everything i have to the iron and my heart rate is through the roof. I couldnt physically do HIT and also seems like it could be detrimental as it seems cortisol levels would rise from all the stress on the body. More importantly, focus on diet. Training with high intensity with a moderately low carb, low fat, high protein should get you where you want to be. Im pretty shredded and I dont take my carbs below 150. Anything below this, workouts go to shit and I cant even focus.

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    1.Hansen K, Shriver T, and Schoeller D. The effects of exercise on the storage and oxidation of dietary fat. Sports Med 35: 363-373, 2005.
    2.Horowitz JF, Mora-Rodriguez R, Byerley LO,and Coyle EF. Substrate metabolism when subjects are fed carbohydrate during exercise. Am J Physiol 276(5 Pt 1): E828-E835, 1999.
    3.Lee YS, Ha MS, and Lee YJ. The effects of various intensities and durations of exercise with and without glucose in milk ingestion on postexercise oxygen consumption. J Sports Med Physical Fitness 39: 341-347, 1999
    4.Blomstrand E, Saltin B. Effect of muscle glycogen on glucose, lactate and amino acid metabolism during exercise and recovery in human subjects. Journal of Physiology. 514:293-302, 1999
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    The above say it really makes no difference. I STILL do it fasted. I like to do it fasted. Also, early, early in the morning is really the only time I can do it. Everybody else is sleeping. I wake up early anyway, so I might as well go hit the elliptical, come home, and then eat breakfast with the family.

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    Exactly. There is a lot of bodybuilding broscience out there. But imo, there are a lot of pros out there that follow the broscience logic and it works for them. there are reasons why fasted cardio exists, and the iifym horseshit (micronutrients aside) doesn't.


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    I lost a good amount of fat doing cardio upon rising with an empty stomach. Not sure if I can produce the same fat loss results if I do cardio AFTER weight lifting. Think its possible????

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    ^^^^Was it fat loss or weight loss? Fat loss is great. Weight loss usually means a lot of muscle loss too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post
    ^^^^Was it fat loss or weight loss? Fat loss is great. Weight loss usually means a lot of muscle loss too.
    Fat, no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Croxdale View Post
    Should I do cardio on an empty stomach upon rising?

    NO

    Training in a fasted states is one of those misconceptions that won't go away.

    You do not burn any more body fat in a fasted state that you with a Pre Workout Meal or Beverage.



    NO Again

    Anyone who has enough energy to preform cardio after their weight training session, didn't push it.

    If you going to perform cardio, you either need to...

    1) Preform cardio later or earlier in the day as a separate session.

    2) Preform cardio on a day by itself.

    Kenny Croxdale
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