Hey Thibs and TNation.
I have heard multiple opinions about cardio in the morning right away on a empty stomach for more fat loss because of depleted glycogen levels in the morning.
I have also heard that there isnt much difference if you were to do it at any other time?
I read an article by layne norton where he said that it doesnt matter if you do cardio after a meal vs. on an empty stomach. His argument was that yes your glycogen in your muscles will not be depleted if you have a small meal in the morning then cardio, but your body also stores glycogen in the liver and those levels will still be low and and will be affected also, and with energy from your meal you will be able to perform cardio more intensely and burn more fat.
I was also curios if there is a difference from this and doing cardio right after a lifting session, maybe having a protein shake and some bcaa’s in the gym after then do your cardio? or what would be your thought with the post workout carbs?
SInce there is so much debate on this topic out there, lemme know your guys take on it, and would love to know what Thibs thinks!