08-11-2004, 01:44 PM #1
Morning cardio questions ( How much better is it really )
If lets say cardio at night is 65% effective, what would it be in the morning?
Trying to see if there is a percentage reasoning behind all of this...
also I am wondering If I do cardio in the morning say from 6:45-7:30 when should I eat my oatmeal/and or egg whites..
08-11-2004, 01:49 PM #2
The percentage reasoning is substrate utilization!!
08-12-2004, 06:35 AM #3
OK well atleast answer how long after cardio should I eat?
08-12-2004, 09:14 AM #4
Individuals on this board will say wait up to 3 hours. However, EPOC, which is excess post oxygen consumption only last at most 30 minutes. During this time your body is basically recovering, which takes energy, Kilocalories. You will burn minimal kcals during recovery. I recommend waiting 45 minutes before eating.
08-12-2004, 09:27 AM #5Originally Posted by mustang331
Personally, after my am cardio, I wait about 1 1/2 -2 hours before eating. If I don't have to work, then I'll wait 3 hours before eating, and I'll eat a pro/fat meal, not carbs. It's worked for me so far.
Last edited by SexyKitty; 08-12-2004 at 09:59 AM.
08-12-2004, 09:40 AM #6
What type of cardio are you doing , short intense sessions
( sprints + ellipticals) or long slow pace sessions ( 25 min treadmil + biking)
If they were the intense sessions, wouldn't you need to eat shortly after to aid your muscle revovery and resting metabolism. Don't forget, high intesity cardio will keep fat burning throughout the day...I don't see one doing morning cardio on empty stomach and then waiting 3 more hrs to eat your 1st meal , you'll be burning muscle ??
08-12-2004, 12:19 PM #7
Doing cardio in morn on an empty stomach uses no food in your stomach for fuel becuase there isnt any, your body uses its fat deposits and you burn fat. If you do cardio w/ anything in your stomach you will burn ALL of that before any fat gets used. After cardio im sweating like a pig so I shower then eat egg whites and tuna after that, no carbs tho. Your body will continue to be in liposys for a while, thats natural fat burning while you sit and post on AR. As soon as you injest a carb liposys will stop and you will use the food in your stomach as fuel.
08-12-2004, 11:12 PM #8New Member
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So to clarify, is it a good idea to wake up, do cardio on an empty stomach, follow it immediately with a protein shake, and then wait 2-3 hours till my next meal?
08-12-2004, 11:26 PM #9
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08-23-2004, 10:01 AM #10Banned
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It really doesnt matter what time of day you do your cardio, people say you burn off more fat by doing it in the morning but I dont buy into that as much as some people do. As long as your calorie output exceeds your intake, it dont fuc*in matter bro.
08-23-2004, 10:08 AM #11Retired Vet
Originally Posted by Paingain
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If you do cardio with food in your stomach you WILL use that first.
The goal is to lose fat you already have. So, by doing AM cardio (to ensure an empty stomach) you will lose significantly more fat (because it uses your stored energy, ie. fat)....
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