post cardio nutrition?

  1. post cardio nutrition?


    I've never really heard it discussed.... I usually just take 25g whey immediately after with relatively no carbs. any thoughts?


  2. 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.

  3. Just to expand upon Chasec's question, should something be eaten/drank between weights and cardio if we go straight from lifting to cardio?
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Lean One
    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.
    I did not know this, thanks Lean One!

  5. Quote Originally Posted by KCPreki11
    Just to expand upon Chasec's question, should something be eaten/drank between weights and cardio if we go straight from lifting to cardio?
    Nope. Well, water. That's about it.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Lean One
    Nope. Well, water. That's about it.
    I keep seeing people advocating to drink a shake while working out so you have it digested before cardio.

  7. 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.

  8. Quote 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.

  9. 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

  10. How about BCAAs before/during cardio to help save muscle?
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Aeternitatis
    How about BCAAs before/during cardio to help save muscle?
    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.

  12. What about whey mixed with simple carbs (Dextrose or Maltodextrin) to cause an Insulin spike?

  13. 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.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by KCPreki11 View Post
    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'd personally use some BCAAs.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by kraz View Post
    What about whey mixed with simple carbs (Dextrose or Maltodextrin) to cause an Insulin spike?

    I don't think that's needed or good after cardio. HIIT, sure, but not regular cardio. I think a shake PWO should do the job nicely, if not even just a regular meal.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Neil5585 View Post
    I'd personally use some BCAAs.
    I thought you are supposed to take BCAA 20min before a workout. It will then kick in about 45minutes later, which means that you are in an anabolic state after training.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Lean One View Post
    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?

  18. 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?
    LOL, thats how i read it too. I imagine that was a typo?

  19. 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.
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    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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