I want to start doing 45min fasted cardio (power walking) in the morning 5 x per week. Anyway, I recently have been in a cardio loving phase and doing it everyday for 1 - 2 hours of pretty intense work but never fasted. (lots of running on the concrete, which has left me feeling like I should be in a wheelchair) I never used to do it fasted cos it used to make me dizzy and sick but that was when I was pushing myself pretty hard.
I was wondering do u think the walking in the morning will cause me to have the same intense food cravings throughout the day as the running and other moderate - high intensity cardio did? That is my biggest concern. I pretty much just want to give my body a break cos its feeling pretty damaged. I also plan on lifting heavy 5 times a week too - lifting actually makes me feel like I can control my diet better.
I sit on my butt ALL DAY in class which I absolutely hate! I found a solution to my problem to do weights early in the day and cardio after 6 at night. But I with school that means I have to wake up SO EARLY to do it and I can never give anywhere near full intensity as I am not a morning person at all!
And I don't want to be doing HIIT at the moment at all.... my body is falling to pieces it needs a break
Thread: Walking as fasted cardio
07-27-2008, 05:17 AM #1
Walking as fasted cardioI have complete control over my body. What I eat and what I do reflect that. Nobody can stop my progress. I will continue my progress until my goals are met. Then from there I will need to achieve new goals to keep the forward progression of my mind, body, and soul. I motivate myself every day to work out, eat healthy, and live my life to the fullest.
07-27-2008, 05:53 AM #2
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There are so many physiological and psychological ways that training can impact appetite as sometimes exercise decreases hunger while sometimes it increases it.
While the timing and nutritional factors play a role as well, high intensity exercise tends to suppress hunger more than low intensity exercise in part due to the hormonal response to exercise.
So I would suspect that doing fasted cardio will cause a craving as well.It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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Hey top5, haven't seen a post from you in a while.
Definitely take a break on the intense cardio. I wish I had your dedication to cardio though. I stick with the low intensity stuff right now while I'm on keto, I think it has been better for me too because I'm a heavy guy and running never agrees with me too well.
I would say don't do your cardio fasted, get something in you like fruit or a whey shake or something. That way your body will have something to take nutrients from and may suppress those intense cravings for food after. Just a suggestion.YGBSM
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07-28-2008, 07:45 AM #7