Cardio, Cardio, Cardio - AnabolicMinds.com

Cardio, Cardio, Cardio

  1. New Member
    Jerid007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    2
    Rep Power
    107

    Reputation

    Cardio, Cardio, Cardio


    I'm currently between jobs and awaiting a trip to China... So I pretty much have all day to train.

    I'm trying to lose some bodyfat and am doing cardio (1/2 hour in in the morning, 1/2 hour in the afternoon, 10min before weights in the evening, and 20min after weights). I'm lifting 4 days a week.

    I'm 35(male), 5'11, 220 (was 230), but still have love handles

    What to do?

  2. New Member
    Socrates44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Age
    28
    Posts
    256
    Rep Power
    234

    Reputation

    I think you are over training

    i would say do 45 min in the morning on an empty stomach!
    Eating anything before you do cardio will more than likely get converted into sugar so your body can use it as a quick source of energy. No one wants that.


    As for pre-work out the 10 minutes seems good, real light though. Maybe 2.5mph on the treadmill, just enough to warm up your body.

    After your workout i would say do a 20-25 session of cardio. With all your cardio you dont wanna go to the point where you couldnt have a conversation with someone while you are doing it. I believe the most effective way of cardio is to get on a treadmill at a 15 degree incline at 3.0-3.5 mph. You want to keep your heart rate in the "Fat-loss" zone, not the "Cardio-vascular zone". In the fat-loss zone your heart rate doesnt have to get the energy as quickly, so it can take time to break down stored fats and fatty acids. In the cardio zone, your muscles need energy, and the quickest way for energy is to pull from the glycogen stores that are in your skeletal muscle. And when your muscles dont have a steady source of glycogen, they will literally go through "gluconeogenesis". This is where your proteins and amino acids (what your muscle is comprised of) will break down into glucose, and that is the worst thing in the world.
    Right after your cardio (both am and pm) wait 20-30 minutes before you take a meal/mrp/protein shake. Your body will still be in lipolysis during that time, so you want to let it go for extra.

    Good luck man.
  3. Board Supporter
    zaph123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Age
    34
    Posts
    210
    Rep Power
    221

    Reputation

    interesting........... a 15degree incline is that whta number like a 4 or 3 on a treadmill.
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    whale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Age
    42
    Posts
    152
    Rep Power
    222

    Reputation

    45 min is better at a strong pace you should be able to string a couple of words together before a big breath if you cant you are going a bit fast. This is different for everyone. If you can only get a word inbetween breaths back off a bit. As far as the empty stomach thing goes well that is an idea although it is not proven to be that much more effective in my opinion not to say it is not a good idea just not proven as of yet by studies that are overwhelming. The other thing is diet. Men typicaly hold love handles until the end and that is were you are going with this. So just keep training and it will come off. But more is not always better as the last post stated, so drop it down and go longer.
  5. Board Supporter
    dunimous's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Age
    30
    Posts
    128
    Rep Power
    178

    Reputation

    I disagree with the cardio on empty stomach. In my opinion it is very catabolic that way. Read the thread on cardio on an empty stomach for more info.
  6. I am faster than 80% of all snakes
    Dwight Schrute's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  221 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Age
    41
    Posts
    12,911
    Rep Power
    7016

    Reputation

    Low intensity cardio on an empty stomach isn't catabolic.

    The term "catabolic" is thrown around WAY too much and is a result of an extreme condition, not a reasonably well fed (and yes 500 below maintenance is still relatively well fed) individual.
    For answers to board issues, read the Suggestion and News forum at the bottom of the main page.
  7. Senior Member
    Bionic's Avatar
    Stats
    6'5"  227 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    1,685
    Rep Power
    985

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo
    Low intensity cardio on an empty stomach isn't catabolic.
    Sure it is...for fat. I think many believe the word only applies to muscle. BTW, nice avatar, Bobo! VERY nice! Is that from KILLER CLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE?
  8. Board Supporter
    Rage (SoCal)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,928
    Rep Power
    1076

    Reputation

    Whats your diet like, have patience, do HIIT, try not to mix llifting with cardio, do cardio in the morning and lifting later, thats all you need. Eat below maintenance. Eat 5-6 times a day.

    Love handles will be the last to go
    hang in there.
  9. Advanced Member
    Ripped1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    41
    Posts
    786
    Rep Power
    509

    Reputation

    I suggest that you try to do 45 minuts in the morning. You are overtraining. How are your eating habits
  10. Senior Member
    LCSULLA's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  197 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Age
    43
    Posts
    1,759
    Rep Power
    1021

    Reputation

    I like to mix it up. During 45 min everyday is boring and I don't think most people will stick with it lonf then a few months. I am starting to do intervels on the bike and rower.Not alot and not everyday. I am doing it twice a week.
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Cardio Routine That Worked for YOU
    By YellowJacket in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-19-2003, 10:57 AM
  2. Cardio Discussion
    By jweave23 in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 02-13-2003, 09:47 PM
  3. timing of cardio
    By sage in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-25-2002, 12:46 PM
  4. Post Cardio Nutrition ?
    By R.I.C. in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 12-12-2002, 11:19 PM
  5. Early Morning Cardio
    By Blindfaith in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-07-2002, 06:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in