I’ve always seem to have a problem putting muscle on while
keeping body fat low, or keeping body fat low while putting on any muscle.
So, I’d like to do SOME aerobics to keep it off (or lower it a bit), but not interfere with muscle growth
(too much). My gut feeling is that periodizing the intensity (Ian Kings should love this)
is the right thing to do, alternating between somewhat high intensity, but brief (10-15 minutes);
and low intensity, but longer duration (40 minutes).
My question is when is the best time to DO the aerobics. It seems like there are a few possibilities:
- Before a weight training workout. In this case, your heart hasn’t gotten going yet from the weight training,
but perhaps you burn more fat during the weight training workout then you otherwise would of. Of course,
you may be neurologically drained from the aerobics, so you don’t get a good weight session in.
- After a weight training workout. In this case, you already have your heart going, but your putting
off your post-workout meal for a while, which may not allow you to capitalize on this anabolic window.
- On the off days: In this case you don’t have to worry about missing your anabolic window, but it
may lead to overtraining. And then there’s the added twist of the Bill Phillips mindset of doing this
on an empty stomach.
What do you guys think?