How To Correct The Top Five Cardio-Training Mistakes #5
Running on Empty
Explanation – Many folks think that they must wake up first thing in the morning and jump to cardio while their body is in a fat-burning mode with no food in their system. There is some truth to this, but running completely on empty first thing in the morning could be compromising your muscle mass.
- If you do cardio first thing in the morning, avoid all forms of carbs, including slow-digesting fruit, whole grains, and fast-digesting sugars.
- Don’t compromise on protein. Having 10-20 grams of a fast-digesting whey protein shake before your morning cardio will save your muscle mass and will not compromise fat burning.
- Boost morning cardio intensity without compromising fat burning by sipping on a sports drink, such as Gatorade, and spitting it out (don’t swallow it).