Originally Posted by mikey34
Got a question.... I'm looking to get leaner and decided to do some more cardio. Is running at night or morning more effective? and if morning, run on an empty stomach?
doing anything on an empty stomach is nonsense and counter productive since there is no source of energy (food) to burn, your body will be shocked and forced to store its fats and take energy from the muscles - THEREFORE nor will you build anything, your performance will suck
running in the morning is the best - thats how I do it
why? It jump starts your metabolism, activates your muscles and nerve systems, and sends adrenaline to your brain. Afterwards, not only will you be more focused and alive, you just feel good.
Before you run, eat complex carbs such as oatmeal or some fruits - in small portions. Drink water and stretch.
Getting leaner is all about protein to carb ratio intake, worry about your performance first.