When is the best time to do cardio?
- First thing in the morning, upon waking up, in a fasted state (a.k.a. fasted cardio).
- AFTER your weight training (resistance training) session.
If your schedule limits you from doing your cardio first thing in the morning, opt for doing it after your resistance training session. This way, you will have used your glycogen levels to fuel your training session. If you do your cardio session before resistance training, you will not be able to maximize lifting with a progressive overload, and you will fatigue much quicker, leading to diminished performance with the weights. However, if you switch the order and train with weights first, you will deplete your glycogen levels and place your body in a prime position to breakdown fat to fuel your cardio session.
Remember, if you have the time, we prefer that you split up your cardio and resistance training sessions, performing cardio first thing in the morning and your resistance training in the evening. This is a balanced approach to optimizing your body composition and provides two different opportunities to stimulate your body and maximize each session for its intended purpose.
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