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    Fasted cardio and leg day....how do you do it?

    Do you guys do fasted cardio on leg day? What about the day after? I'm on a 4 on 1 off split but I would ideally like to do fasted cardio 5-6x a week. Looking for the best way to go about doing this.

    How do you guys do it?

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    I wouldn't. Just do your cardio after lifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black View Post
    I wouldn't. Just do your cardio after lifting.
    But I gotta eat after lifting. Then again an hour later.

    Are you just saying don't do cardio the day after leg day? Think I could do it the morning of and still be okay?

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    I wouldn't do fasted cardio the day of legs. I would do it after.

    Why do have to eat immediately after lifting and then again an hour later?
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    Just do it post workout that day..... Or any other day for that matter
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    I don't do cardio at all on leg day. I'm too spent (probably mostly mental) after working legs so I just use leg day as my off day for cardio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post
    I don't do cardio at all on leg day. I'm too spent (probably mostly mental) after working legs so I just use leg day as my off day for cardio.
    But you guys think I could do it the day after no problem? I just run 4 miles around my house...some small hills but nothing big. I just want to make sure I'm not going to push my legs too hard.

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    If you are able to run 4 miles after legs then you are def not hitting them hard at all

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    Sometimes after legs I will do the stepper and drive down with my calves at a very slow pace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rwy View Post
    If you are able to run 4 miles after legs then you are def not hitting them hard at all
    Well said.

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    Once I am done with legs, I walk on the treadmill at around 120bpm for 20 min, which is apparently just about the right amount of time required for neutralizing inflammation that occurs while lifting.

    I benefit from this on different levels too: it certainly eases delayed onset muscle soreness, most likely because of the increased steady blood circulation in the area, which also significantly increases the pace & quality of recovery in my experience.

    I don't normally consider 20min of rather slow walking on the treadmill cardio; however, in the case of leg day, it serves many purposes as explained above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rwy View Post
    If you are able to run 4 miles after legs then you are def not hitting them hard at all
    ....

    I do fasted A.M. cardio. That means the soonest I run after leg day is about 16 hours later. Also, I haven't been running the day of or the day after leg day, my question is if I'm being too cautious or not as I'd like to up my cardio. I'm currently lifting on a 4/1 split.

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