[quote]Nate Dogg wrote:
Fasted cardio is the biggest bunch of bull out there.
There numerous studies that show that fasted cardio will not result in anymore fat loss and in fact can be detrimental to muscle mass. In fact, eating prior to exercise has been proven to have better results and increases EPOC.
Results of one study on fasted cardio showed that fed subjects consistently experience a greater thermic effect post exercise in both low- and high-intensity ranges. This means that total caloric burn was higher when subjects had eaten prior to exercise.
I have a bunch of studies from Alwyn Cosgrove’s Real World Fat Loss manual that prove this time and time again.
I would highly suggested some protein and carbs prior to your cardio (and other training) to get better results in fat loss.[/quote]
I respect the science, but eating anything more than some java or a Spike before morning cardio is jogging-man-blowing-chunks waiting to happen. I just don’t have the stomach for it.
Now, after morning cardio, bring on the feast. I’m normally not a big breakfast person(I like to shake it and trick myself into the calories)but after cardio, my normal ravenous appetite is wide awake, even at 7am.
If you can stomach it, eat something before cardio, if not, do what you can and don’t worry about the specifics. Actually DOING the cardio is far more significant than if you eat before or after it.