Best time for fat burning cardio?

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    Oct 23, 2010 7:58 PM GMT
    I have read that for optimal fat burning you should do your cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach so your body, being glycogen deficient, turns to its fat stores for energy. However, there seems to be some disagreement about this. Does anyone do this and what are your thoughts? Thanks.
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    Oct 23, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    There's a bunch of articles on this and other discussions here.

    In a nutshell, you have to fuel the furnace if you want to flame to burn hot.
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    Oct 24, 2010 7:17 AM GMT
    But how can you workout if you're hungry? Maybe it works, I would just die.
    chrisguy525 saidI have read that for optimal fat burning you should do your cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach so your body, being glycogen deficient, turns to its fat stores for energy. However, there seems to be some disagreement about this. Does anyone do this and what are your thoughts? Thanks.
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    Oct 24, 2010 7:24 AM GMT
    chrisguy525 saidI have read that for optimal fat burning you should do your cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach so your body, being glycogen deficient, turns to its fat stores for energy. However, there seems to be some disagreement about this. Does anyone do this and what are your thoughts? Thanks.


    True...but you will burn more than fat! You will also begin breaking down protein into amino acids...i.e. you will lose muscle mass much more quickly.

    With any extended and significant cardio based workout regimen you will lose all forms of mass (assuming one is eating a clean diet). Ever wonder why professional tennis players, cyclists, etc... are so skinny?
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    Oct 24, 2010 8:00 AM GMT
    Get some Ketostix. Stay just above ketosis.
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    Oct 24, 2010 8:04 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidGet some Ketostix. Stay just above ketosis.


    I don't know what ketostix are...but soooooo true about the ketosis!!!

    Ketosis is NOT GOOD AT ALL!

    Sure, one will lose weight quickly. But over time, he/she will severely damage his/her kidneys
    ...body begins shutting down and starts professing towards permanent shut down
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    Oct 25, 2010 11:05 AM GMT
    morning
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    Oct 25, 2010 11:41 AM GMT
    I don't know. I change up the time everyday. It keeps the body guessing. About to go for a run right now 8am.
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    Oct 28, 2010 1:38 AM GMT
    Thanks all for the input.

    I think ketosis sounds bad and I'm going to stick to cardio after weights.
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    Oct 31, 2010 9:42 PM GMT
    orthojock said
    chrisguy525 said
    True...but you will burn more than fat! You will also begin breaking down protein into amino acids...i.e. you will lose muscle mass much more quickly.?


    I agree 100%
    If you are worried about gaining "weight" as in fat.. don't be, eating before a workout is perfectly fine if not better! You will increase stamina and burn more fat. Eating on empty stomach will lead to muscle loss, which is probably the last thing you would want to happen. As long as you eat a healthy meal before you workout it should be awesome!

    I've heard many things like Within the after the first 20 minutes of a workout you start burning fat, which is perfect opportunity to do weights! Because you will build muscle by using up fat stored in your body ;)
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    Nov 02, 2010 3:24 PM GMT
    I don't know about you, but those fill in the blank answers make me laugh. I have been working-out about for about 3 years now, and for me the best way to burn excess fat is High Intensity Interval Training. Most people will tell you to get on a treadmill and run your heart out, but how many of those people are ripped and cut? Not many at all. This is because long distance running burns muscle not fat, exactly the opposite of what you and I want. Look up H.I.I.T sometime and I think you might be amazed. It's done wonders for me, and I'm not some fake picture on some website promising you things that you know will never happen. Good luck man








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