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    Post workout, pre cardio shake?

    Hey,

    I have always incorperated cardio after my lifting, and keeping this is mind, my question is this. Is it beneficial to consume a protein shake (calories) after lifting, knowing you are essntially about to engage in an excercise designed to burn calories? Would it be more senisble to wait until post cardio to consume a protein shake, or would it still be more beneficial to consume it directly after my lifting?

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    I can't say scientifically... but as long as you have it SOON after your workout, it will benefit you.
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    Don't most people reccomend not doing cardio post-workout?

    If so, why?
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    cardio post-workout can be catabolic

    I can do weights and 20 mins of cardio in under an hour

    your body starts to become catabolic about 40 mins into a workout

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    Well, if I did it, I would do some HIIT style cardio after my workout.. which takes like 1.5 hours.

    Would it be bad? I don't get much of a cardiovascular workout while lifting.
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    Well, people also don't incorperate cardio before lifting because their muscle glycogen might be depleted when they hit the weights, thus resulting in exhaustion. BUT, it depends on the intensity also.
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    for fat loss cardio like HIIT is most beneficial on non-weight training days. doing HIIT after a weight trainng session is kind of pointless as the resting metabolic rate will already be increased from the resistance training session...

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    In that case, what kind of cardio would be useful after workouts?
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    walking on a treadmill for 20 minutes

    but not after 1.5hrs of weights

    do all your workouts take 1.5hrs?

    that in itself could be catabolic

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    I usually bike after weight lifting. Like long duration/low intensity. I don't think that's too catabolic.
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    Originally posted by Holto
    walking on a treadmill for 20 minutes

    but not after 1.5hrs of weights

    do all your workouts take 1.5hrs?

    that in itself could be catabolic
    They do now, for a number of reasons. I do WBB1 but I wait between sets, and drink water, etc.
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    Originally posted by Ironman8
    I usually bike after weight lifting. Like long duration/low intensity. I don't think that's too catabolic.
    Well weightlifting in itself is catabolic so adding in long duration cardio would just be adding to it so to speak.

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    From what I've been told, the advantage of doing cardio after weightlifting is that your glycogen stores will be depleated from the weightlifting, so your body will pretty much have to use bodyfat for the cardio.

    However, I've also been told that its best to have your post-workout (workout as in weights) shake as soon as possible after your workout. So, is it a compromise then to wait until after the cardio to have the shake? Couldn't tell ya. Wish I knew. Hope someone does.

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    Originally posted by dirty-c
    From what I've been told, the advantage of doing cardio after weightlifting is that your glycogen stores will be depleated from the weightlifting, so your body will pretty much have to use bodyfat for the cardio.

    However, I've also been told that its best to have your post-workout (workout as in weights) shake as soon as possible after your workout. So, is it a compromise then to wait until after the cardio to have the shake? Couldn't tell ya. Wish I knew. Hope someone does.
    since glycogen stores are depleted the body will use both more fats and stored proteins, aka. LBM

    cardio after weight training is catabolic no matter which way you look at it...

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