Fasted am Cardio & Hormone levels
- 03-26-2007, 12:26 AM
Fasted am Cardio & Hormone levels
Alright I got a question about empty stomach cadrio in the am. I was talking to a friend about it and he said it was a waste of time....and it could also mess with our insulin levels and a few others (dont remember them from the top of my head) I was wondering if this is true, and something to watch for if you are doing am cardio.
Just thought I would ask before I started really getting into my am cardio and screwing myself (Ive been doing am Cardio for the past week, its working so far....lost 13 lbs so far.)
As long as there is no major side effects...Im keeping with it!
ALSO another cutting question.....is it okay to have Sushi/Sashimi once in a while?(Not everyday of course)
- 03-26-2007, 12:53 AM
Nothing wrong with fasted cardio. Many recommend keeping the intensity lower however in a fasted state. Another popular recommendation is to add some BCAA's into the mix.
Of course it is ok to have sushi! Hell, it's ok to have cheesecake as long as it's once in a while. Life is too short not to partake in some of it's great pleasures now and again.
Congratulations on the progress thus far but remember, slow and steady wins the race. You lose weight too fast and your body will adapt and slow your metabolism along with increasing LBM catabolism. Good luck.
- 03-26-2007, 12:54 AM
Fasted cardio would not effect insulin levels negatively, if at all. He probably was talking about cortisol levels, which could be raised by excessive fasted cardio where your body goes into a catabolic state and uses muscle proteins for fuel, which in turn would lead to muscle loss.
Edit: BP beat me to it, but I completely agree with what was said. I used fasted cardio every morning for my contest prep and I feel I benefitted from it tremendously. I've never tried using BCAAs prior to it, but it is definitely a popular technique. Keep up the good work!
03-26-2007, 01:02 AM
it's all about the fasted cardio !!!!!!! sometimes i'll have a very small amount of whey with water tho to counter the coffee....
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03-26-2007, 02:09 AM
Hm alright, thanks guys. I do sometimes have a small Whey shake before my cardio so yeah.
About the sushi, etc...I hear what ya mean...just don't over do it.
Um, I usually lift about 3-4 times a week, cardio everyday....but IM still not sure if I should do cardio after lifting as well....when I do its usually HIIT after lifting....but Low intensity in the morning....sounds about right?
03-26-2007, 10:57 AM
03-27-2007, 11:40 AM
03-27-2007, 12:02 PM
I was doing 2-a-days of cardio for my contest prep, 45 minutes fasted cardio in the morning and 45 minutes post workout, both sessions low-moderate intensity. I switched it up between walking at a high incline on the treadmill and the stairstepper. Def worked well in conjunction with my diet for a good amount of fat loss.
03-27-2007, 12:44 PM
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