Exercise Questions | What am i burning for energy ?

If I workout ( weights & cardio ) first thing in the morning before I have anything to eat. Will I be burning Fat or muscle for energy?
15 min warmup cardio
45 min total body with weights
30 min of cross training cardio


Posted by Reply
Personal Trainer
6/8/2007 4:23:27 PM
I would suggest to keep your weights workout until the afternoon because you do not have the right amount of ATP stores to replenish each set of exercise in the morning.

Doing cardio first thing in the morning will help increase you metabolism
"Boost Metabolism Day: 7am Wakeup Time Lipton and insulin are two hormones that determine how quickly your body turns food into energy. During this time your body has gone into starvation mode after an 8-12 hour starvation period. Eating immediately after you wake up is extremely important to increase your metabolism for the upcoming day. What should
you eat? Make sure to ingest complex carbohydrates such as oatmeal, complete protein such as an omelette full of mixed vegetables and drink green tea and water."

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