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Fedornumber1! 03-26-2011 05:25 PM

Is morning cardio b4 you eat bad?
 
Ive been reading a very debated theory on whether doing cardio befor you eat is good or bad. It says that you tap into your stored body fat when you wake up instead of eating and burning what you ust ate. I also read that even though you do burn more fat in the morning you can also start to lose muscle if you don't eat when you first wake up to do cardio.

Im just trying to get cut again and I know what Im supposed to be eating, so I just wanna know what everyone thinks of this...should I just eat b4 I do cardio in the morning or will this theory of not eating when you first wake up really work?

Thoughts?

Squirrelfighter 03-26-2011 05:43 PM

Definitely cardio should be done before eating.

The human body (unless conditioned otherwise by something like the Adkins diet) will burn carbohydrates during physical activity before burning fat. It's part of how carbohydrates are turned into energy in the body vs how fat is turned into energy in the body, and the amount of calories (bodily action fuel) created by this process.

That being said, if the body contains fewer carbohydrates before beginning a workout, then the body will have fewer carbohydrates to burn for energy before needing to burn fat for energy. However the very nature of the calories created by the processing of these different materials create a different kind of energy.

There is a significantly larger amount of energy created by the processing of carbohydrates vs fats. Which means the workout feels more tiring than it would feel had the individual engaging in it had eaten before working out.

More importantly than whether to engage in cardio before or after (which I think the majority consensus would be before) its what kind of cardio. While distance running requires a lot from the lungs, it doesn't burn very much energy/sec.

Fedornumber1! 03-26-2011 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Squirrelfighter (Post 1388659)
Definitely cardio should be done before eating.

The human body (unless conditioned otherwise by something like the Adkins diet) will burn carbohydrates during physical activity before burning fat. It's part of how carbohydrates are turned into energy in the body vs how fat is turned into energy in the body, and the amount of calories (bodily action fuel) created by this process.

That being said, if the body contains fewer carbohydrates before beginning a workout, then the body will have fewer carbohydrates to burn for energy before needing to burn fat for energy. However the very nature of the calories created by the processing of these different materials create a different kind of energy.

There is a significantly larger amount of energy created by the processing of carbohydrates vs fats. Which means the workout feels more tiring than it would feel had the individual engaging in it had eaten before working out.

More importantly than whether to engage in cardio before or after (which I think the majority consensus would be before) its what kind of cardio. While distance running requires a lot from the lungs, it doesn't burn very much energy/sec.

This only works in the morning when you wake up right? Im sure later in the day would be bad..

Im on the eliptical for 30 minutes and my heart rate is usualy around the 155-180 level and im 20 years old and i weigh about 180..

Milhouse 09-30-2011 06:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Squirrelfighter (Post 1388659)
Definitely cardio should be done before eating.

The human body (unless conditioned otherwise by something like the Adkins diet) will burn carbohydrates during physical activity before burning fat. It's part of how carbohydrates are turned into energy in the body vs how fat is turned into energy in the body, and the amount of calories (bodily action fuel) created by this process.

That being said, if the body contains fewer carbohydrates before beginning a workout, then the body will have fewer carbohydrates to burn for energy before needing to burn fat for energy. However the very nature of the calories created by the processing of these different materials create a different kind of energy.

There is a significantly larger amount of energy created by the processing of carbohydrates vs fats. Which means the workout feels more tiring than it would feel had the individual engaging in it had eaten before working out.

More importantly than whether to engage in cardio before or after (which I think the majority consensus would be before) its what kind of cardio. While distance running requires a lot from the lungs, it doesn't burn very much energy/sec.

Hi, I want to keep my body smooth and flexible so for that cardio workout would really helpful for me. If you mention 1 or 2 pics of of cardio so it would be great for me and it also works for me as a training manuel. :thumbsup:

mmadiet 10-02-2011 04:12 AM

The effective way is drink 200ml of water, without eat anything, But if you have activities after the cardio morning, I suggest drink whey protein before exercise, Because you will feel so tired after the workout.

ZZtigerZZ81 10-10-2011 04:02 AM

The reason they say to eat in the morning is to start your metabolism...running will start that as well...and unless you are exceeding 90 minutes of cardio then you are still able to get a meal in within the recommended time after waking up (which is 90 minutes)

ODonovan8 02-16-2012 01:07 PM

Ya I would just drink at least half a litre of water, no need to eat anything, I usually drink a litre before training, morning or evening


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