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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakintraining
    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
    Hell no!!! I used to work commercial construction myself, I'd have to wake up at 5:45am at the latest in order to eat breakfast and drive to the job site. It was hard enough getting sleep without am cardio. I'm talking 5 hours a night tops if I worked out after work. Plus, u burn so much extra cals off out in the sun or doing the manual labor that am cardio would not be that big of a deal to me. This is just my take on it, but I never do am cardio anyways and I'm getting shredded.

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    Could also save yourself some time and do like 20min of low intensity cardio after weight lifting.

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    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.

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    thanx swole, ill have to try that it seems to be the best for my schedule

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    IMHO... any time you can... sorry that is the way my life works nowadays

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    i have had great succses doing cardio in the afternoon but my diet was super super clean

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    yea, u can in the evening, just make sure you dont get carbs in for atleast 3 hrs... like sc said

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    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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