05-19-2004, 02:06 PM #1
Quick Question: Wake up - Cardio - Breakfast - Lift?
Okay I'm in high school, and I only got two weeks left, and I do all my lifting at school. I've been cutting, and I was sick all last week on top of that so I've lost too much weight too fast and got a bit weaker, but that's a whole 'nother story.
Anyways, my lifting period is first thing in the morning and I want to do my morning cardio. I've been doing this, but is this a good idea? I wake up, take a shower, pack up a bananna, some uncooked oats, a protein shake, and a piece of multi-grain bread and then head off to school early.
I get there, do like a 2 or so mile jog before school starts, and then eat. That leaves me about 5 minutes until my gym class starts and then I proceed to lift. Is this hurting me? Should I not even do the morning pre-meal cardio since it's so close to lifting or what?
Also, for the breakfast, should I go protein/fat after am cardio, or protein/carb? Also, I know the uncooked oatmeal is a higher gi count but i can't really cook it
thanks a million for any help!!!
05-19-2004, 02:55 PM #2
As for cardio, you may want to slow down your intensity. You want your heart rate at 65% to 75% of your max. You may very well be in this range with your jog or you may need to slow it down to a fast walk.
Post cardio you want a protein/fat meal. This will help maintain lipolysis (using bodyfat for fuel).
Any chance you can do your cardio even earlier? You can keep lipolysis going for about an hour after cardio but if you start lifting it will stop. But everyone has their own scheduling limitations. You have to do your best within them.
05-19-2004, 02:57 PM #3
Its a bad idea to do cardio before lifting because of several factors:
1- you inhibit anabolism
2- your body will not have complete strength
3- you can crash your CNS
05-19-2004, 02:59 PM #4
05-19-2004, 03:01 PM #5
central nervous system
05-19-2004, 08:01 PM #6
hmmmmm, well how long of a break should I have before I lift after doing cardio? What would be a safe minimum?
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At least three meals and about 6-7 hours.
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