Q: Now in your opinion do you recommend doing cardio after weights?? There is a guy at the gym that gives me so much grieve over doing cardio after my weight session. He swears I am going to lose muscle, how ever I did this with my last comp prep and guess what I won 3 titles!!! What are your thoughts. I was doing cardio in the morning, weights in the evening and cardio afterwards, any suggestions.
A: Great question and there are so many beliefs and theories on this. I suggest either doing cardio first thing, on an empty stomach (a.m. cardio) or post workout. Those are the two best times because your glycogen levels are depleted and you will get into fat burning much quicker! Okay so you said it, you won 3 titles and that is how you did it. If it is not broke DON’t fix it! Your routine is PERFECT, in my book, and exactly how I recommend ultimate fat burning cardio. You are getting it in during both most efficient times! first thing and post workout! You are right on. Of course everyone has their theories and something to say but hey, 3 titles…. I think you are on to something!!
-never do more than 45-50 minutes at one session, than you can start to dig into muscle…
-don’t do your HIT session on an empty stomach. I would save those sessions for your second cardio session or on days you are off from training and can do those in the afternoon.
Great question and keep up the great work!