Lean Body Coaching
Newsletter | Issue #107 | April 23rd
today's Lean Body Coaching newsletter, female
bodybuilding champ and author Cecile Bayeul, R.N.,
reveals her FAIL-SAFE, 3- STEP BELLY FLATTENING
PLAN, guaranteed to make your abs look great from
shares how she combines her unique abdominal
training program, special diet, and supplements to
shred fat and build a killer set of
of all, her plan scales up in intensity over a 4
month period, so you can jump in at whatever level
you feel comfortable with!
you're a beginner or an advanced trainee, you be
able to put this program to work for you right
Lee, I'm currently trying to lose fat and want to
know what the very best time is to do my cardio.
Is it better on a empty stomach in the morning or
after my workout ?
keep hearing different answers to this question
and would love to hear your opinion on
Thank you -
Ahmed, great question, I know this confuses a lot
answer to your question, I favor doing cardio
first thing in the morning on an empty
stomach. After an 7-10 hour fast, there's
little left in the way of calories from the prior
day's meals, so any calories burned come primarily
from your fat stores.
need to keep your heart elevated for at least 20
minutes to start oxidizing fat for
energy. Although you've fasted over
night, you'll still need to initially deplete the
remaining carbs and glycogen stores .
on how much weight you have to lose, anywhere
between 20 minutes to 45 minutes a day is a good
target. If you have a lot of fat to lose, I
recommend daily cardio. If you only have a little
fat to lose, you can do it on alternate days, ie,
the days you workout with
days you work out with weights, do your cardio
after your weight training.
brings me on to the second best time to for
cardio, which is just after your weight training..
Using the glycogen stores in your muscles
and your calories from food for your weight
training, will accomplish two things: give
you strength and energy for a more intense weight
training session, and elevate your heart rate for
at least 20 minutes.
your cardio immediately after lifting will cause
you to automatically tap into stored fat as your
fuel for fat burning.
doing cardio first and then lifting puts you at a
disadvantage. Besides the fact that the
first twenty minutes will basically be wasted as
you burn through your glycogen, you will be tired
and have less strength to lift, resulting in a
you're an early evening eater, and you're doing
your cardio the next morning, it makes sense to
consume some BCAA's before training, as this
will stave off any muscle breakdown created by the
overnight period without protein.
addition, I suggest after you train, you get
in adequate liquid nutrients to start the repair
and recover process immediately. I suggest
carb and sugar free ISO Lean Pro and ProV60.
of these products are great on a typical fat loss
diet and provide plenty of muscle building
should also check out our more complete
information in our GOALS section
of our Labrada website, as we have full details on
diet, workouts and supplementation. It can
you for writing in! Happy
next time, stay healthy and
lean, live lean!
for a Lean Body,
& CEO Of Labrada
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