- I recommend to do that in the morning, just after getting up.
100% agree with you again. In other words, cardio is NOT for pussies as some people seem to think. It is a vital part of any "getting cut" program. Also, doing cardio on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, like you suggest, I find works best. Waiting about 30-45 minutes or so after your workout to have your post-workout meal/supplement also is very effective based on my own personal experience and things I have read.
Important is that you don’t do the weights and the cardio in one session! Never! If you don’t have enough time for both, then choose one.
Hmm.... there seems to be an inconsistency in this statement above so maybe there is a typo? Anyway, I dont agree that you should "never" do cardio and weights on the same day. IN fact, I think that a good weight lifting FOLLOWED BY a good 20 minute cardio session is very effective in losing fat and retaining lean muscle. The trick, in my opinion, is not to avoid cardio and weights in the same workout, but rather make sure you arent in the gym for too long. In my opinion, excessively long workouts (whether all cardio, all weights, or both) are the problem - i.e. counterproductive to the goal of losing weight and retaining lean muscle.
And if one does do cardio and weights in the same workout, always do weights first, and your cardio session after the weights.
Yeah, I definitely have to agree with you on that one. I tried working out less often as I was trying out the HIT system, but my body started changing of that into a "strongman" and NOT of an asthetically pleasing, lean body builder! I was algo getting fatter despite suffering like hell after a workout AND eating a good diet! So then I tried long cardio workouts, with 30 seconds high intensity and 1 min low intensity.. that didn't work either, nothing changed! So then I tried the traditional method of deviding the body into muscle groups and doing 3 sets of each exercise, low reps to failure, drop sets etc, and that was slightly better but still not what i wanted, I still had too much body fat!!!(I think I should go easy on the nuts from now on). And all that time suffering so much from muscle pain!! Sometimes I couldn't even sleeeeep because however I lay, it ached like hell, and NO-ONE could touch me!
!! So now, I'm working out with moderate weights, as often as I can, but for no more that 40 min a day. I'm using quite high intensity but dont work to failure because if I work to failure, the long recovery time doesnt allow me to work out often. I think working out often is the key to loosing weight and building muscle because i seem to be doing both at once with my present routine
Also, something else about working out, if you are a complete addict like me, HIT and other methods which don't allow you to work out very often will kill you! What wouldl you do if you could only go to the gym twice a week??¿?¿? Ufff!!! These short intense workouts are much more "mentally" satisfying and help keep you sane as well as being effective.