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    Straight outta Compton
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    Jan 2004
    Lawrence, Kansas

    Cardio Questions

    I have heard that doing cardio on an empty stomach when you first wake up will burn a lot of fat as compared to doing cardio a couple hours after your first meal.

    I was curious to know if this was true or not, and wether or not cardio on an empty stomach would also burn a lot of muscle?

    I have heard that doing cardio after a workout burns more muscle than fat?

    And what about on leg days and a day or two after? Would it be bad to do cardio because it wouldn't allow my legs to fully heal or what?

    Also, how many days should I do cardio? I have heard that three days of 20 minutes or more each day is enough but I am not sure on this.

    And, how much more effective is HIIT cardio then running in the morning, after a workout, or any other time?

    I need to do cardio for football conditioning, so I figured I might as well try and burn the most fat and least amount of muscle.

    What are your thoughts on this?

    (Sorry for all the questions)
    6'5" 200lbs

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    if everyone used the search or google etc for thier questions, then we wouldnt need to post on any internet forums 95% of the time.

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