I’ve been reading the old Appetite for Construction column today, which stated that for fat loss, do 30 mins of cardio after weight train. On non-weight-training days, do cardio in the morning, empty-stomach, and drink Surge immediately after the session.
Then I read the posts from the forum. They were several years old, and some of them contained JB's posts as well as other people from the forum, such as mufasa, etc. JB stated in one of his posts that he did up to 1.5 hrs of cardio a day every day when he was a competitive BB, and he did not believe that it led to muscle wasting cuz he compensated for the cardio with adequate calories and nutrition. (And we all know that JB's ... well... JB) JW stated (that's his ID, just JW in case you guys think that I mis-typed John Berardi's initial) that he did up to 1 hr of cardio every day to lose fat.
The question is how necessary is it to drink Surge if you plan to do moderate to intense cardio for 30+ mins in the morning, empty-stomach if you're aiming for fat loss? I'm not big on cardio right now because I can't seem to recover fast enough when I do cardio on off-days and weight train. I don't do Surge after cardio. Currently I'm not doing HIIT because I always sprint for HIIT, but my physical therapist told me to not sprint until my left knee's better. He OK'd mild jogging on treadmill, elliptical, bicycle, and stairmaster.
I want to lose about 15-20 lbs of fat. I think that doing cardio would be beneficial in burning some calories and taking a serving of Surge afterwards would aid recovery. Or do you think taking a serving of Surge defeats the point of the cardio?
If I were to take a serving of Surge after my cardio-only day, do I treat my cardio as a "training day" and eat 100g of carb per T-Dawg 2.0 guideline or still aim to eat 70 g of carb?