Ive read on here that its not ideal to do cardio after a weights workout as it might interfere with muscle growth????
I have my dinner, then PWO shake then a PPWO meal which is usally mackerel and rice.
Ok, but what do you eat at dinner?
And you mean you have dinner.. then train.. then have PWO followed by PPWO?
It's hard to advise without seeing the overall structure of the diet and training tbh.
But IMO.. You can do HIIT. And you can do cardio after weights.
If you like being energized to do cardio.. then perhaps you'll be better off with HIIT.
After weights, you're in a catabolic state (like upon waking). You're glycogen stores are also depleted (like upon waking).. so it provides a 'good' environment to do cardio (a fasted, glycogen-depleted state), similar to the state upon waking. Yes it's crucial to provide your body with the nutrients it needs PWO, but you're still doing physical activity. So just have the PWO after both the weights and cardio. If you like you can still have something in between if you want to fuel the cardio. Or have the whey in between like you might do upon waking.. Just remember that the whey would still create a spike in insulin.
I personally wouldn't do an incredibly long session for a cardio session after weights.. and I wouldn't do it upon waking either..
Heres my diet YIB
7am 4 egg whites 1 yolk 40g
100g Oats, Scoop Whey, flax seed oil
9.30am 2 scoops whey, Â½ banana , 200ml milk, peanut butter, pumpkin seeds
12pm tin tuna, 2 wholemeal bread, fruit, salad, low ft yogurt, Nuts
3pm 2 scoops whey, Â½ banana , 200ml milk, peanut butter , pumpkin seeds
5.30pm 200g Turkey, 50g Rice with veg
8.15pm 50g Whey & 50g maltidextrin
9.15pm 150g Mackerel, 2 wholemeal pitta bread, tomatoes lettuce , low fat mayo OR
200g cootage cheese mixed with small tin of tuna, 2 wholemeal bread Flax oil