Thread: cardio...time of day??
09-16-2005, 03:25 PM #1
cardio...time of day??
guys i have a slight problem, i am doing a bulking cycle and i gain fat just by looking at food so i do cardio 3x weekly to help stop the fat gain but i have a hard time doing it first thing becasue i work constructiona dn i have to be at work early, is there another time of day that would be just as good or should i suck it up and wake up at 4:30 and just do it? and should i be going for 3 or 4 days a week.......stats are 5 11 225 roughly 13-15%bf no more then 15...but like i said i have to bust my ass to keep it down and when i bulk i get fat also and i am trying to stop that this time...any help is appreciated
09-16-2005, 03:29 PM #2
THe morning cardio would ensure a higher total of FFA oxidation. Doing it another time will not have the same reuslts. So its bes to try and get it done in the AM. But 4:30am is early, so do cardio when you can, just try and make sure that it is at least 2.5 hours after your last meal. This will do a better job than no cardio at all.
09-16-2005, 04:09 PM #3Originally Posted by freakintraining
09-16-2005, 04:26 PM #4
Could also save yourself some time and do like 20min of low intensity cardio after weight lifting.
09-18-2005, 06:57 PM #5
should i have my pwo shake after weights then do the 20min of cardio, and after cardio have my ppwo meal?
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You could also alternate training days and cardio days, and do your cardio after work. Just make sure that the meal you eat before cardio comes 3 hours before your cardio, and that it's a fat/protein meal. You can also utilize an ECA or other "energy stack" which will help to replicate more of the "morning cardio" aspects/benefits.
09-18-2005, 08:52 PM #7
thanx swole, ill have to try that it seems to be the best for my schedule
09-18-2005, 08:55 PM #8
IMHO... any time you can... sorry that is the way my life works nowadays
09-18-2005, 09:05 PM #9
i have had great succses doing cardio in the afternoon but my diet was super super clean
09-19-2005, 01:25 AM #10
yea, u can in the evening, just make sure you dont get carbs in for atleast 3 hrs... like sc said
09-19-2005, 03:37 PM #11
would 3x a week be good 1 would be afternnon and the other 2 would be morning, i keep telling myslef i am bulking but i want to keep the fat as low as possible....if your interested here is the cyle im running
my long awaited cycle
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