04-03-2004, 05:30 AM #1New Member
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cardio question--before and after drinks??
is it best on an empty stomach to just drink water before cardio? or
drink a protein shake before cardio thus preserving muscle? or
drink protein/carb drink right after cardio thus preserving muscle breakdown? or, wait for awhile after your cardio(how long?) before drinking a protein/carb drink thus promoting the fat burning process that the cardio started in the first place??
04-03-2004, 06:07 AM #2Banned
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Depends. If you looking to cut down, do it on an empty stomach and wait 1/2 hr after before you eat anything. If your looking for just cario bebefit, then do it after you have eaten.
04-03-2004, 08:30 AM #3
After a period of work-out when all your glycogen has been used for energy, your muscle fills with cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that breaks down muscle to use a energy. Because of this I always have carbohydrates after a workout (weight or areobic). I also add protein, creatine, and glutamine because the intake of a fast acting carb produces an insulin spike which assists in carting the nutrients to the muscle cell.
When bulking have a high carb post workout drink along with protein
When cutting have a mediuim carb post workout drink along with protein
Also give HITT a try. Keeps your body burning calories for hours after a workout
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