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2008/05/21 13:10:40 (permalink)
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Unfuelled cardio question

alot of people have been telling me to get better results in losing body fat i need to get up and go for runs without any breakfast, then eat my breakie after.

I was wondering does this really boost fat loss and also will i lose 75% fat 25% muscle with this sort of regime? what is my body using as energy , fat or muscle?

Thanks for any help
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    Sharman
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    RE: Unfuelled cardio question 2008/05/21 13:30:43 (permalink)
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    I have been going this while I have been cutting and its working a treat. I haven't got any measurement but im lossing th fat very quickly now.
    Im not sure about them percentages but you should go jogging in the morning and a weight workout in the afternoon, this will deduce the muscle lose.
    Need a good diet as well, count how many cal you have a day. Whats you stats?
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    RE: Unfuelled cardio question 2008/05/21 13:49:01 (permalink)
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    i am 6ft3 , 90kg 17% body fat. My diet is good (asked a few people on here no bad points). but i just feel like im not doing enough cardio to burn the fat. Daily maintanence in accordance to my activity levels is 3000 Cals.

    I want to get to 10% or less body fat and then bulk. I gain weight easily so with the right diet i should be ok. But i feel like my progress on the belly burning is slow. however my body does look different, well apart from my belly which is still there.

    Rough Example diet:

    Breakfast: Oats,

    Snack: Fruit Smoothie (banana, strawb, low fat youghurt and protein powder)

    Lunch: Tuna , cheese, pepper and chillies with sweet potato

    TRAIN

    Post-Workout = protein shake (22g protein 4g carbs)

    Meal: Grilled salmon, veg or grilled chicken with a bit of gravy and veg

    Snack: 3 egg whites 1 yolk with chillies and cheese or protein shake before bed



    This comes to roughly 2500 cals (sometimes a bit less) . i feel that with my gym training aswell my belly should be going , i know i need to plug at it and be patiant, but i have just been for a unfuelled jog and it felt good (park opposite my house helps), so will give this a crack.
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    RE: Unfuelled cardio question 2008/05/21 14:02:26 (permalink)
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    how long have you been sticking to this routine? what your full workout?
    have you been recording you weight since you have been doing this, any change?
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    RE: Unfuelled cardio question 2008/05/21 14:30:39 (permalink)
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    jus got some scales at home that show i dropped from 93 to 89.5 kg in the first month, then after that i have not lost anything.

    I have now been on this workout for 8 weeks (6 weeks, then went on holiday for 1 week, then done 2 weeks since).

    Workout is a set of circuit to keep my heart rate high.

    Set 1: 4mins Tradmill , start at a fast walk and move up 1mph every 3 seconds so the last min is a full on sprint.

    Under arm pull ups x15
    Bench Press x15
    Military press x15
    Squats x 15

    (repeat above twice no breaks)

    Set 2: 3 min HIIT Bike

    Cross over curl x15
    bent over row x15
    Dips x 15

    (repeat twice(

    Set 3 : 4mins cross trainer HIIT

    Inverted Smith Rows (as many as possible)
    Squats (as many as possible)
    Press ups (tabats)

    post edited by zaffy - 2008/05/21 14:31:29
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    RE: Unfuelled cardio question 2008/05/22 08:56:32 (permalink)
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    you do all that in one workout? how many times u go 2 gym?
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    RE: Unfuelled cardio question 2008/05/22 17:25:46 (permalink)
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    3 times a week i do that workout. 3 times a week i do 30min HiiT cardio followed by 15mins stepper speed interval.
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    Unfuelled cardio question 2008/05/23 15:06:35 (permalink)
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    The merits of un-fuelled cardio are debatable, but many swear by it.

    Keep the intensity very low and the duration comparatively long and your strength/LBM should be fine.

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    RE: Unfuelled cardio question 2008/05/23 16:30:50 (permalink)
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    Tbh i've noticed very little difference in doing my cardio during the day or first thing in the morning results wise.
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    RE: Unfuelled cardio question 2008/05/23 18:51:15 (permalink)
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    most important thing is to get the cardio done, the best time is when it suits you.
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    RE: Unfuelled cardio question 2008/05/23 20:25:09 (permalink)
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    I agree, fasted cardio wasn't right for me. I got a great feeling from doing it but I had huge muscle mass loss.

    Don't listen to what everyone says do what works for you, if you really wanna get an idea of how much fat you lose either way do a test on yourself.
    It's not entirely accurate, but see which one means you lose more fat (or muscle) and choose accordingly.

    I've gone back to normal cardio simply because I can do it for longer and harder.

    Also, I've always thought the science behind fasted cadio was a a bit spurious:

    I've been told that the lower intensity the exercise is, the more fat is used than glycogen. So how will sleeping deplete your glycogen stores? It's pretty damn low intensity. It just doesn't make sense.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I think fasted cardio is a load of bollocks.

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