OK, going to try to make this short and sweet today, I don’t think I accomplished that yesterday. 🙂
So this depends… what’s your goal and what details your workout.
Today I’ll focus on the goal of BURNING FAT.
- The blue mark on the chart reflects where you are first thing in the AM, or with an empty tank in the PM. Take advantage of that.
“What if I don’t eat and do cardio slower and longer? – well that’s fine, you can extend to let’s say 45 min of slow (boring) cardio… but you won’t hit that afterburn that will increase your metabolic rate (calories you burn in a day) Also, it feels great to push yourself and improve! MOVE MOVE MOVE! Read my prior posts on “Fat Burning Zone a Myth?” and “How to Burn that Fat” for more info on afterburn and your metabolic rate.
Workout : Lifting and Cardio
Don’t lift and do cardio on an empty stomach.
Do cardio AFTER lifting. Since cardio drains glycogen faster, you’ll be running on empty if you try to get a good lifting session in before. Weight training requires that quick energy, and for an effective workout and better results, you need to have that glycogen.
Best formula…. lift first, then do up to 3o minutes of high intense cardio. Burning most of your glycogen during weights so that you can tap that fat fuel, getting a good session in of burning fat. As in having low glycogen stores when you awake from a night’s rest, lifting will produce the same effect;
Pair lifting with cardio 3x/week. Remember doing more isn’t always the best.
If you need help getting a workout routine that works, please contact me!
Be good to yourself!
angie and, just for laughs…