I've never really heard it discussed.... I usually just take 25g whey immediately after with relatively no carbs. any thoughts?
Treat post cardio nutrition the same as you would PWO nutrition. They are one and the same. Cardio increases insulin sensitivity the same way strength training does if not better.
Just to expand upon Chasec's question, should something be eaten/drank between weights and cardio if we go straight from lifting to cardio?
I did not know this, thanks Lean One!Originally Posted by Lean One
Nope. Well, water. That's about it.Originally Posted by KCPreki11
I keep seeing people advocating to drink a shake while working out so you have it digested before cardio.Originally Posted by Lean One
I advise against drinking anything imediately pre cardio 'cuz it will cause an insulin release that will inhibit lipolisis. The key is to have propper pre WO nutrition before strength training. If you're doing cardio imediately following, it's a non issue.
Exactly, Basically if your looking to burn fat, DO NOT drink a shake before cardio just go straight into it. Besides the protein would not be used for it's intended purpose (muscle building) which is why you took it in the first place.Originally Posted by Lean One
nice; i've been on the right track. my pre-workout meal never really varies (cup of oats, yogurt, whey) but after cardio i tend to use only whey protein in water, when after a weight session i use vitamin d milk for the added carbs/fat/kcal
How about BCAAs before/during cardio to help save muscle?
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I would only recomend it if someone was hell bent on fasted state morning cardio, but it still really would'n make that big of a difrence in the grand scheme of things. If doing cardio after a propper pre WO meal later in the day, then AAs aren't nesesary.Originally Posted by Aeternitatis
What about whey mixed with simple carbs (Dextrose or Maltodextrin) to cause an Insulin spike?
i'm a big believer in "Nutrient Timing," so I usually follow up every workout with at least a small amount of a homemade sports drink that I sweeten with dextrose and maltodextrin.
LOL, thats how i read it too. I imagine that was a typo?Quote:
Originally Posted by Lean One
I would only recomend it if someone was hell bent on fasted state morning cardio, but it still really would'n make that big of a difrence in the grand scheme of things. If doing cardio after a propper pre WO meal later in the day, then anabolic steroids aren't nesesary.
Sorry did you just say BCAA are anabolic steroids?
Unless your on a real, real serious cut, I would have some simple carbohydrates along with a shake. An apple/orange/banana will do wonders at restoring your glycogen levels to prime an effective recovery.
i have a normal meal, just like after a strength workout. i'm not much of a believer in spiking myself with simple sugars post workout.
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