latly its been hard to do my cardio in the afternoone so I'm switching it to mornings. When do you guys do your cardio?
Best time is first thing in the morning on an empty tummy for effectiveness also prepares one for rest of the day feeling fit & full of energy.
Agreed. I do my cardio in the morning. My metabolism is at 100% around this time
I do mine right before I lift weights. I don't have to do much cardio though - I'm skinny enough as it is!
Afternoon. I hate it because I'm always tired, but I'm to lazy to wake up early and do it also. It's a viscous cycle.
Is this a trick question? What is this cardio thing? Am I meant to do it? Is it compulsory? When can I fit it in? Between the drinking, eating, and womanizing where do I put it?
Usually I do HIIT (High Intensity Intervals Training) straight after my weights session. Mostly for convenience! On the days I'm not doing weight training, I'll sometimes try and do HIIT between breakfast and lunch. I find doing cardio early on in the day is much harder than later on though!
Is it OK to just think about doing cardio? I read somepleace that if you think really hard about doing exercise your body will think it has done it and act accordingly.
I work out mornings. I feel kind of dragged out in the afternoon physically, so I do more relaxed work after lunch...like write. And I like happy hour so I would feel like I was defeating the purpose if I drank and then went to work out in the evenings
I have to hit it first thing in the morning or I will come up with an excuse not to during the day. Only way I can stay consistent.
Early in the morning, if it's summer. Too hot in Texas to wait till later in the day. I like to exercise outdoors.
In the winter, bundle up (hate that) and wait till later in the day when the temperature has climbed.
In both cases, little dogs are antsy, waiting for their chance to accompany me on the brisk neighborhood walks.
In the morning, before breakfast. I'm a definite night owl, but I now conform to my husband's work schedule (he goes to work at 6:00) so I can spend more time with him, so working out first thing in the morning helps kick-start me so I can be productive in the mornings. Working out with food on my stomach usually makes me nauseous, but eating right after helps get rid of the lag period right after working out. That said, I also make sure to drink 32 oz. of water before the workout since it doesn't seem like a good idea to dehydrate all night and then dehydrate during a workout too. I also find that after working out I'm more alert and able to just write, it helps get rid of the night's aches and pains, and then my body is up and going and burning calories longer during the day.
A better question might be: What time of decade to I do my cardio?
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When I exercise its in the mornings. Much better in the morning
I prefer morning. It does kickstart your metabolism for the day, but don't abuse it. This means that when you get super hungry after your workout don't eat a ton of food. Your body will still store excess carbs and even protein as fat if you have just worked out. It's much better to eat 5-6 small meals rather 3 big meals throughout the day.
At the end of the day cardio is still cardio and whether you do it in the morning or before you go to sleep you're still burning calories.
When I don't go to the gym, I do it in the morning before breakfast - it's a great motivator for me and there's a recent study on how it effectively burns fat!
Definitely in the morning before breakfast. Sometimes I just gotta eat before a workout, but the results are not as good. I don't do only cardio, though. I train with bodyweight exercises combined HIIT. Very effective at reducing fat and building lean muscle.
I do my cardio after my workout which is normally after work and before dinner.
It's best to do cardio in the morning, because it's cooler, you have a empty stomach, and since you have just woke up you have more energy.
I guess I'm the only one that does it at night..
Its been working great as far as I can tell
Afternoon for me. I would love to get it out the way early in the am but thus far not willing to sacrifice my sleep time. I hope soon I'll have endless energy and be able to make the switch.
I try to do mine in the morning because there have been studies that have come to the conclusion that morning cardio burns more calories through out the day and will have a significant effect on your metabolism throughout the day! However some times I don't get around to it until mid-day.
I like to do it a little before dinner. I am not a morning person so that works best for me.
I like to do cardio first thing in the morning when it is summer. But when winter comes, you won't get me in the gym too early - too cold.
I've heard that doing cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach burns more fat and boosts your metabolism. So I think it is better to do cardio that way if you can.
I want to switch all my cardio over to activities. I'm planning on playing squash 2 times a week and I'm already taking dance classes for an hour once a week.
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