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    ECA 1st thin in AM before cardio?

    I get up and to an hour of low impact cardio five days a week and eat 45 mins to an hour later and take my eca with that meal. Does anyone take it right when you wake up, before cardio? Advantages? Disadvantages?

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    I have been advised to take it in the am before cardio to help get my arse outta bed, haven't done it yet.

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    I don't necessarily have a problem getting out of bed. Is it safer to wait with the ECA until after cardio?

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    I would not do it before IMO you don't need the extra stress on your heart.

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    I am inclined to agree. Anyone else? Also, I take two doses of ECA (25/200/81) a day and I still have a hard time going to sleep at night. I take my second ECA at 11AM.

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    i usually take mine on empty before cardio, but may change if this is not advisable

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    The point of an ECA stack is to give you an energy boost to do cardio. What I do is wake up and take 5g's of glutamine and my eca stack before hitting the elliptical for 50 mins at 65-70% of my MHR, I have my breakfast about 30 mins after my cardio and it does wonders.

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    I thought eca was to raise your metabolism throughout the day not an aid to do cardio

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    ephedra is a stimulant therfore i thought it would be best to take before low intensity cardio to give you that extra boost.

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    Does anyone have a definitive answer on this? Health risks, etc?

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    i take 1st stack first thing in AM, then do morning cardio 30 mins. later. 2nd stack usually around 3. IMO it is most effective for burning fat

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    Quote Originally Posted by West Coast All Star
    Does anyone have a definitive answer on this? Health risks, etc?
    ECA before cardio. Definite answer. As for health risks utilise the search function.

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