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    Article on Fasted AM Cardio

    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do...ydra?id=835725

    I'm making myself a few minutes late to class reading this. It was a good read. Basically what I gathered from the article is that if you perform fasted morning cardio...

    • Generally to be avoided by ectomorphs and strength/power athletes

    • Ingest a small amount of aminos (Protein) prior to the exercise.

    • Make the activity low intensity. Something like 55-65% of your max HR is a good guideline
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    I can agree with that, my upper body is endo and my lower body is mesomorph. If I tried, I could prolly classify different muscles from all 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The13ig13adWolf
    classifying yourself as one specific body type is a mistake. the vast majority of folks fit into multiple categories. just a thought.
    Yeah, but don't get too technical. Often you can lean a little more toward one of the phenotypes. Also, I said generally, which means not the statement is not always 100% true for ectomorphs. If you are a pretty even split between ecto/endo for example, then this probably wouldn't apply to you. The point to take home is that it depends highly on your goals and genetics. That's the bottom line.
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    Great article. The conclusion is pretty known already, but it's nice to see some of the theories and sciences behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougnukem
    Great article. The conclusion is pretty known already, but it's nice to see some of the theories and sciences behind it.
    Indeed. Also, I think one of the most important items to take home is that higher intensity activity should be avoided in this fasted state. I have heard of a lot of people performing HIIT cardio in this state, which the experts in this article seem to pretty much agree is a bad idea.

    My personal experience is that I have no need to do this. Although I could this changing as I age, I am currently able to maintain a healthy and attractive level of body fat without resorting to anything outside of a balanced diet, resistance training, and some GPP work on the side. I don't need to pull out the stops and eat low carb diets, perform fasted exercise, perform exercise in a glycogen depleted state, etc.
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