I’m currently on week 3 of the program and have been incorporating cardio 3-5 days a week at a dosage of 30 minutes and heart rate from 120-140 bpm (25 yo male, 5’ 10” 185 lbs). I was wondering if a)this is fine and b) it would matter if the cardio was done before or after training. Fat loss is my primary goal right now (estimated around 13-14% bf, distinct abdominal separation upon waking but post-training blurred).
I have been doing the cardio before training (either in a fasted state after work or after a protein and fats meal ~4 hours before), then taking 7-14g C8 mct oil and training with 20g EAAs and sometimes adding in 30g HBCD.
I am currently in a slight deficit and use the cardio primarily to eat more and for the mental health benefits over anything. I have been recovering pretty well, and my lifts are all progressing from week-to-week (at least maintaining weight in each exercise and going up in several).
In an ideal world, I would do the cardio first thing in the morning, but I’m currently going to school at night and working full time so that option isn’t available to me right now.