Thread: morning cardio
04-28-2003, 03:55 PM #1Female Member
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This may sound like a stupid question, but is morning cardio on an empty stomach really that much better than midday or evening cardio? I understand the concept that u start off with only fat stores to burn, but ultimately, if ur consuming the same number of calories throughout the day and ur burning the same number of calories during ur cardio, then won't the end result be the same?
04-28-2003, 03:57 PM #2
Yes it will be better no matter what. It is how your body works with energy stores and the effects insulin has on your body. Your body will be low on insulin and blood glycogen in the morning this makes burning fat much easier than at night when you are combating insulin which is telling your body to use the glycogen floating around in your blood for energy first.
05-28-2003, 10:43 PM #3
try running 10 50 yd sprints in the morning to jumpstart the day
06-01-2003, 03:49 PM #4Junior Member
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It seems like everyone agrees that early morning empty stomach cardio is the best way to burn fat, but is it better to run a bunch of short sprints, jog real slow for 20-25mins, or run for 40-45mins?
06-01-2003, 06:12 PM #5
Well I've been trying several different approaches to the morning cadio question. First I tried running fast for around 15mins (bad lungs from smoking) then using an eliptical trainer like a ski machine for 30mins. I noticed fat burning, but then switched it up a little. Now I go a full 60mins on the elipctical machine, which burns about 800 cals. Before I goto run I pop 2 eca stack pills and take a protien shake. It absorbs fast the eca really jump starts my day. So far I've noticed the most fat loss with the 60mins approach, which I do at mid speed. But dont over look the necessity of a proper diet as well. The hardest part about cutting is the legnth of time it takes. Good luck bro.
06-10-2003, 04:32 PM #6Junior Member
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dont you loose muscle if you do cardio on a empty stomach?
06-11-2003, 07:04 AM #7
Id have to say it depends on your body type/body fat. If you have a high body fat then your body can obviously feed of the fat, but if it is low then the only thing for it to feed off of it very little fat then muscle. Just my .02
06-11-2003, 07:05 AM #8
Correct me if I'm wrong.
06-11-2003, 07:13 AM #9
According to the diet experts, you should not eat anything before cardio so your body is forced to pull energy from fat. If you eat something, you are limiting the amount of energy that your body has to pull from storage, love handles. If you eat enough protein and lift weights, you should not lose too much lbm.
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