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2017/01/11 18:02:35 (permalink)

Fasted cardio Vs Fed cardio

Just curious, a lot of fitness folk whether bodybuilders or fitness models promote fasted cardio, and the argument is it burns more fat because well, your stomach is empty and it focuses purely on your fat. Solid argument.

However, if doing cardio on a full stomach, and that cardio only eats into whatever is in your stomach, well does that not eventually average out at the same result anyway, because although you're not burning straight into current fat stores, you are burning straight into food which would be stored as fat, therefore kind of reserving less fat, and ending at the same result anyway?
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Re: Fasted cardio Vs Fed cardio 2017/01/11 18:43:43 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby hififi 2017/01/13 16:18:22
There was a study I read not so long ago that showed fat loss was equal in fasted and non fasted cardio groups but the fasted cardio group lost a little more lean body mass.

As with all studies, holes can be picked but try both and see what's best for you.

Edit. There are also studies showing the opposite lol.
post edited by billy2shots - 2017/01/11 18:48:35
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Re: Fasted cardio Vs Fed cardio 2017/01/11 18:55:49 (permalink)
Thanks for that post man. Yeah, that's the thing I've come to realise over the years, there's science and evidence for every approach, just seems to be finding what works for you personally
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Re: Fasted cardio Vs Fed cardio 2017/01/11 19:24:16 (permalink)
Its what goes in vs what goes out in terms of energy spent in my opinion, I train fasted purely because I train 1st thing.

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Re: Fasted cardio Vs Fed cardio 2017/01/11 19:41:19 (permalink)
Read a study the other day claiming that fed cardio resulted in more fat loss (will try to find it) but most I've seen basically say there's no difference e.g.

http://www.lookgreatnaked.com/blog/my-new-study-on-fasted-cardio-and-fat-loss-take-home-points/
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Re: Fasted cardio Vs Fed cardio 2017/01/11 20:03:16 (permalink)
just now after lifting ive been doing cardio in an attempt to lose fat. before the gym ive only been eating protein and no carbs - ive been following a relatively low carb/ higher fat diet for 2 months. Progress is slow but i am noticing a little more definition and my strength has pretty much stayed the same.
 
So this approach seems to work for me but may not for everyone. I guess as mentioned above, decide on a plan to follow and stick to it for at least a month and see how you get on and amend if needed
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Re: Fasted cardio Vs Fed cardio 2017/01/11 20:29:33 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby hififi 2017/01/13 16:18:55
For me I do cardio when it is convenient, generally it comes down to energy in vs energy out. No magic. 

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