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    Cardio on empty stomach....?

    I was told that the best way to cut, was low intensity cardio for an hour to an hour and half in the morning on an empty stomach. This will burn as much fat with as little muscle loss as possible.
    Another trainer said that low intensity cardio on an empty stomach is bad and burns more muscle with fat.

    I'm really confused, someone please tell me what I need to do to to lose fat with minimal muscle loss. Do low intensity cardio on an empty stomach? high intensity cardio on an empty stomach? low intensity or high intensity not on an empty stomach? what????????

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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    I'll pass out if I do cardio like that.


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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    Fasted cardio in the am is the way to go.


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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnjohn View Post
    Fasted cardio in the am is the way to go.
    I would take a little protein or aminos before so you do not lose muscle size though.


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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptahm22 View Post
    I was told that the best way to cut, was low intensity cardio for an hour to an hour and half in the morning on an empty stomach. This will burn as much fat with as little muscle loss as possible.
    Another trainer said that low intensity cardio on an empty stomach is bad and burns more muscle with fat.

    I'm really confused, someone please tell me what I need to do to to lose fat with minimal muscle loss. Do low intensity cardio on an empty stomach? high intensity cardio on an empty stomach? low intensity or high intensity not on an empty stomach? what????????
    20 minutes is the most I would do if you are worried about muscle loss. Low intensity or high intensity both work. Main thing just like your workouts with weights is that you make it harder over time. Easiest way to do that is to track how many calories you burn if you use a bike, treadmill or stair master.




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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    Like other said, in empty stomach we might ending up losing more muscle than fat, as we need fuel for the body to run. This can be food, amino or protein, but never on an empty stomach!!




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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    I don’t think it is a good idea to do exercises on an empty stomach. Your body is wanting in nutrients and it might be hazardous to let it undergo the tedious process of burning fats. This might have an ill effect in the digestive system. Of course, it’s not good to do a work out on a full stomach but not on an empty stomach either. From what I understand, you need at least 2 hours of digestion (of your last meal) before you indulge in a workout.




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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    I thought energy or sports drinks were meant for providing energy during exercising and hence it points to the fact that you might be needing energy to burn fats.

    So working out on empty stomach may not be a good idea in my opinion. I am no expert though.




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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    You should eat properly before exercise, then you have the potential to perform better, enhance recovery and burn more calories, including fat calories. So exercising on a empty stomach means lower intensity, and this does not maximize your fat burning potential.




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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    I'm not an expert, but working out on an empty stomach seems massively uncomfortable - and probably lowers workout quality. I mean, can a car run with no gas? It doesn't make sense!

    Anyway, be sure to go to the restroom - before doing a long cardio routine like running, biking, ski simulator etc..

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandoy View Post
    I donít think it is a good idea to do exercises on an empty stomach. Your body is wanting in nutrients and it might be hazardous to let it undergo the tedious process of burning fats. This might have an ill effect in the digestive system. Of course, itís not good to do a work out on a full stomach but not on an empty stomach either. From what I understand, you need at least 2 hours of digestion (of your last meal) before you indulge in a workout.
    Yes, digestion is important.




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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    There is very little research that supports the idea that doing cardio on an empty stomach, which is mostly done in the morning, is more effective in burning fats than exercising in the afternoon or evening. Plus, there is no strong evidence that fasted exercise reduces muscle mass. In fact, in losing fats it always depends on the food you intake. If you eat more than the number of calories you burned, no fat loss happened. So, set your diet properly and pursue it consistently.




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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    I think cardio in empty stomach can really burn your calories and fat, as we all know, that the level of energy in the morning is always high so, there is no problem to get on the cardio empty stomach however in the evening time you may feel little tired sometimes duo to work or daily routine, consuming something energetic yet less in calories can help as well.




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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    Cardiovascular exercises very early in the morning on an empty stomach assists greatly individuals who want to shed off pounds.




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    Re: Cardio on empty stomach....?

    I normally run in the morning and I do this on an empty stomach. It compels your body to burn fat for energy. But I heard it was wrong. We need some nutrients before we exercise because it gives us more energy resulting in a more severe exercise.






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