So something I have heard from many people is that immediately following weight training is the best time to perform low intensity cardio, becuase supposedly gycogen is low and the body burns fat.
My question is does performing, say, 30 minutes of incline walking following a heavy leg day affect leg recovery/increase catabolism? For those who routinely do cardio after weights, have your results been better than, say, doing cardio on an off-day. Would it be ok to do sprints after an upper body day and not risk burning muscle?[/quote]
I’ve pretty much tried every imaginable time relative to weight training for cardio - including waking up in the middle of the night between upper and lower days to do 30 min’s of HI cardio.
What works best for me for fat loss is fasted cardio in the a.m. on (usually 8 hours before) training days, and cardio early afternoon on ‘off’ days - usually 3-5 x/ week. I do occasionally perform cardio after weights, but I don’t particularly care for low intensity cardio bang-for-the- buck (energy/time expended versus calories burned) wise.
PWO Shake ought to be taken after cardio if you plan to do cardio after weights… Just my $0.02…