POLL -- CARDIO ON EMPTY STOMACH IN MORNING
01-16-2007 02:47 PM
On the one hand it raises your metabolism, on the other hand it also affects glucose metabolism. So I would go stimulant free - ouch if you are a regular coffee drinker
Originally Posted by skull
01-16-2007 03:01 PM
Another way of looking at it is your body is burning fat at it's maximal (natural) rate when you are asleep. The hormones that get you into this zone are still hanging around when you first wake up so take advantage of your body not fully 'waking up' hormonally. That is I think stimulants are a bad idea for AM cardio.
Originally Posted by skull
01-24-2007 04:54 AM
For those who believe in a pre-workout drink prior to morning cardio, which would be more beneficial: a whey isolate shake (i.e. approx. 24g of protein) vs straight BCAAs (i.e. XTEND, EXCELL, etc.) and why. Thanks.
01-27-2007 10:43 PM
This isn't empty stomach cardio...Not saying it doesn't work for you, but it's not in a fasted state in your consuming a shake..
Originally Posted by SprtNvolcoM
Water and BCAA's prior to fasted cardio is golden imo...
01-27-2007 11:01 PM
How much BCAA's is optimal? I take Xtend/Xcell; is a single serving sufficient to minimize risk of muscle loss?
Originally Posted by scott72
01-28-2007 03:32 PM
I consume around 20-30 g's twice a day centered around my workouts..
Originally Posted by Ninjo
01-29-2007 04:54 PM
NutraPlanet NinjaMonkey Rep
I have to say when I did a morning run 2 minutes after getting out of bed, for about 45-60 minutes at moderate intensity I'd never lost fat so efficiently in my life. I was also touring Europe and gyms were practically unavailable so I lost muscle mass, but it's more because I couldn't work out. Morning cardio works wonders for fat loss IMO
01-29-2007 05:50 PM
What's a good cardio activity that you can:
- do at home
- do w/o out buying a machine
p.s. sex doesn't count...it just wastes all my supps *cough*
02-09-2007 01:16 PM
02-11-2007 04:00 PM
jumping rope is an awesome workout!
Originally Posted by Supa Freek 420
02-23-2007 12:54 PM
Ok, it involves buying equipment, but I found boxing in three minute rounds, with a break in between was excellent morning cardio. bet you can get a Heavy bag and gloves for about $100 - 150$ on ebay that would do the trick. bas ruttens tapes are quite good for this too.
bit of an aside, but I found it a great aerobic workout with some impact / strength and confidence benefits
02-23-2007 01:27 PM
Good point - the "cardio" is really a matter of buying into a specific duration of raising your heart rate to a specific level. That reves up your metabolism so you can burn fat - it is that simple. There are many ways to accomplish this - lining up women to have %&%$ :-) with for example. Now two ways in general to achieve this - SLOW - treadmill type work with a 65% of heart rate max for 40-50 min. OR - like the previous note - High Intensity Interval Training. 20-30 min with your heart rate bouncing up into the 85%+ range in intervals. Scientific research supports HIIT as the better way to retain muscle and lose fat in the long run - However, I have not seen studies where the low intensity twice a day was compaired. Within 24 hrs they burned the same about of fat - but the longer term testing showed HIIT winning out.
02-23-2007 01:29 PM
1st thing in the morning BEFORE breakfast is the best way to burn fat - and taking some protein just means it has to be digested - I prefer taking amino acids to save muscle - straight BCAAs, L-Glutamine, and some L-Carnitine. Even Stamin02 (cenitrillium malitate) is great.
02-23-2007 01:56 PM
Hi 8-pack - Several plausible mechanisms for a beneficial effect of coffee on glucose metabolism exist. Coffee has been shown to be a major contributor to the total in vitro antioxidant capacity of the diet, which may be relevant as oxidative stress can contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes. Coffee is the major source of the phenol chlorogenic acid. Intake of chlorogenic acid has been shown to reduce glucose concentrations in rats, and intake of quinides, degradation products of chlorogenic acids, increased insulin sensitivity in rats. Chlorogenic acid contributes to the antioxidant effects of coffee, may reduce hepatic glucose output through inhibition of glucose-6-phosphatase, and may improve tissue mineral distribution through its action as a metal chelator. In addition, chlorogenic acid acts as a competitive inhibitor of glucose absorption in the intestine. Indeed, decaffeinated coffee seemed to delay intestinal absorption of glucose and increased glucagon-like peptide-1 concentrations in an intervention study in humans. Glucagon-like peptide-1 is well known for its beneficial effects on glucose-induced insulin secretion and insulin action. This effect may explain the observation that higher coffee consumption was associated with lower postload, rather than fasting, glucose concentrations.
02-23-2007 03:17 PM
Originally Posted by LakeMountD
So in a nutshell, with the second abstract there, if you ingest protein prior to a workout it blunts GH, and it also prevents mobiliztion of fatty acids PWo as well?
02-23-2007 03:29 PM
Sounds like muscle gain and fat loss goals are met by coming into the workout on an empty stomach - with the exception of some amino acids and possibly some stimulants to get you going and keep you from losing muscle. too bad they dont speak english
02-23-2007 03:49 PM
LOL ok I thought that's what is said. Thanks a lot man.
02-23-2007 03:56 PM
The authors systematically reviewed all available epidemiological evidence on the relation between habitual coffee consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes. The authors conclude that their systematic review supports the hypothesis that habitual coffee consumption is associated with a substantially lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Longer-term intervention studies of coffee consumption and glucose metabolism are warranted to examine the mechanisms underlying the relationship between coffee consumption and type 2 diabetes.
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02-23-2007 04:01 PM
no problem - :-) So if your fat - drink coffee before hand your morning cardio - want to lose more fat - ??? eat fish, EFA oils(10%), and lower your carbs toward 20% of your calories - slowly over 6-8 weeks
04-08-2007 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jminis
I entered the contest last week at 301lbs and need to lose atleast 30lbs before May 7th!
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