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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Maximize Your Calorie Burn With Fasted Cardio

Fasted Cardio is not new to the scene, but in 2016, it is making a resurgence as more and more individuals become privy to its existence. If you’re on the journey to shed fat and have not utilized Fasted Cardio thus far, then here it’s your chance to become one of the chosen one.

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What is Fasted Cardio?

Fasted cardio is performing a High intensity circuit or cardio first thing in the morning and on an empty stomach.

Grasping this concept is not a difficult thing.

Fasted Cardio is not a new thing and many body builders and athletes have been using the technique for decades. Now the general population has become aware.

Benefits of fasted Cardio

Fasted cardio has been linked to:

  1. Burning more fat since you essentially will reach a depleted state of glycogen faster early in the morning and on an empty stomach.
  1. Fasted cardio also has been known to work well on resistant or stubborn fat deposits such as the lower back and thighs.

“Some studies have found that exercising in a fasted state can burn almost 20 percent more fat compared to exercising with fuel in the tank.”

What should you eat after a Fasted Cardio session?

In My experience with Fasted cardio, upon completion of thus cardio I get extremely hungry. A tip of some those who know what I am talking about, to lose a few pounds week by week. I would suggest replenishing the body with a simple carb or protein shake.

Your body needs to re-energize itself through food. And instead of hording food into your mouth after a fasted workout, simple give the body what it needs at that state. Carbs.

Hey I’m not saying you need to go order a huge plate of pasta right after. I’m saying replenish the body’s need for glucose and energy. And avoid all the unneeded calories. This way your body can avoid catabolism of the muscles and eventually tap into fat reserves.

My Recommendation

If you’re already a morning runner, then keep on running in the morning. But go 2-3 days a week doing Fasted cardio in the morning.

Make sure however that you are still lifting weights in the Gym throughout the week and adding HIIT workouts throughout your sessions.

High intensity workouts are by far my favorite when it comes to “Time versus Effort.” The More effort you put into a HIIT workout, the less time you will be working out. Versus Slow twitch and low intensity cardio which you will find yourself running longer distances for a longer amount of time.

And always time the majority of your carbs in the day to coincide with right after a workout. Your Body will efficiently burn those calories as fuel the chance of your body saving them as fat will diminish.

If you plan on building muscle versus losing weight, then I would skip on doing any type of fasted cardio until you are ready to cut the fat down with cardio and a diet plan.

Also, if you supplement with yohimbe and caffeine before fasted cardio, these supplements will help boost the levels of catecholamines in the body. This will stimulate fat burning enzymes to make triglycerides more readily available to be burned off through your workout.

Simple things like these will make you a lean mean machine in 3-12 months depending on where you are physically and age wise.


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