YB
BannerBanner

Fasted Cardio Help

Author
R5460
Senior Member
  • Total Posts : 165
  • Reward points: 2444
  • Joined: 2008/04/10 12:45:20
  • Status: offline
2008/05/20 22:02:32 (permalink)
0

Fasted Cardio Help

Hello. I've been following the diet detailed in the post below; -

http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/m_2703912/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm#2703912

I was originally doing fasted high intensity cardio but felt this was becoming counter productive.

Since I posted my diet up before and got some advice from Nigeepoo I decided to carry on with early morning high intensity cardio but have a protein shake before.

This was purelly based on my goals and the fact I feel alot more motivated to push myself at a high intensty even though that might sound strange to some.

I don't feel that this is working very well so I have decided that the best thing to do, based on everything I have read, is early morning fasted cardio but at a steady pace.

Would someone be able to give me a simple scientific explanation on why this is best and recommended by everyone because I'm still having problems understanding it.

Sorry if I sound stupid

#1

5 Replies Related Threads

    Nigeepoo
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 8077
    • Reward points: 12084
    • Joined: 2002/11/29 15:31:48
    • Location: Yateley, Hants, United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    RE: Fasted Cardio Help 2008/05/21 12:54:29 (permalink)
    0
    ORIGINAL: R5460
    Since I posted my diet up before and got some advice from Nigeepoo I decided to carry on with early morning high intensity cardio but have a protein shake before.

    I don't feel that this is working very well In what way is it not working very well? so I have decided that the best thing to do, based on everything I have read, is early morning fasted cardio but at a steady pace.

    Would someone be able to give me a simple scientific explanation on why this is best and recommended by everyone because I'm still having problems understanding it.

    Sorry if I sound stupid
    I have to admit that I wasn't sure whether just a protein shake before high-intensity cardio would be enough. It looks liike it wasn't. Low-intensity cardio done fasted is a safer option than high-intensity cardio done with improper fuelling. I think that it's due to your cortisol level.
    #2
    R5460
    Senior Member
    • Total Posts : 165
    • Reward points: 2444
    • Joined: 2008/04/10 12:45:20
    • Status: offline
    RE: Fasted Cardio Help 2008/05/22 16:52:44 (permalink)
    0
    Even though it has only been a week since I started having a protein shake before am cardio, I feel the more I read up about it the more it makes sense to just do fasted cardio at a steady pace and also just the general feeling that what I was doing was almost counter productive as one day i was doing fasted/ not adequetly fuelled am high intensity cardio and then later on or the next day doing weights.

    I started doing my cardio at a steady pace yesterday but not sure if it was too gentle or a little too much lol it definetly was consistantly steady for 45 minutes though.

    I think I'm probably going to buy one of those heart monitors, so I can monitor this.

    I do feel happier though and I'm hoping within the next month i will notice some improvement with my body fat levels.

    What is the optimum level to keep your heart rate at during fasted am cardio is it above 50% but below 70% of your maximum heart rate?
    post edited by R5460 - 2008/05/22 16:54:12
    #3
    Nigeepoo
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 8077
    • Reward points: 12084
    • Joined: 2002/11/29 15:31:48
    • Location: Yateley, Hants, United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    RE: Fasted Cardio Help 2008/05/23 13:01:52 (permalink)
    0
    ORIGINAL: R5460
    What is the optimum level to keep your heart rate at during fasted am cardio is it above 50% but below 70% of your maximum heart rate?
    I don't know exactly. There was a site that did RER testing and it showed that different people had maximum fat-burning at different percentages of their maximum heart rate.
    #4
    baldbear
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 60
    • Reward points: 3955
    • Joined: 2004/06/25 15:29:38
    • Location: United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    RE: Fasted Cardio Help 2008/05/23 13:11:56 (permalink)
    0

    ORIGINAL: Nigeepoo

    ORIGINAL: R5460
    What is the optimum level to keep your heart rate at during fasted am cardio is it above 50% but below 70% of your maximum heart rate?
    I don't know exactly. There was a site that did RER testing and it showed that different people had maximum fat-burning at different percentages of their maximum heart rate.


    Metabolic test (£100-£140) is only way to know specific to you , otherwise generally advised at around 60%

    For example I burn most fat at 111-121 (Max Hr of 183) . It then decreases slightly at next zone , beyond 132 it dropped significantly . I tend to train in 121-126 zone the most as it easy to maintain and fat plus calorie burn is good . Each person though is different

    Given enough coffee, I could rule the world !
    #5
    R5460
    Senior Member
    • Total Posts : 165
    • Reward points: 2444
    • Joined: 2008/04/10 12:45:20
    • Status: offline
    RE: Fasted Cardio Help 2008/05/24 10:03:45 (permalink)
    0
    I think what I'm going to do is buy one of those heart rate monitors when I get paid and just try and stay around 60% or my maximum heart rate.

    The metabolic test sounds like a good idea i just don't have that sort of money for something like that, maybe something I will consider in the future.
    #6
    Jump to:
    ©2018 All content is copyright of MuscleTalk.co.uk and its use elsewhere is prohibited.
    (posting guidelines | privacy | advertise | earnings disclaimer | contact us | supported by)
    © 2018 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5