There have been many more and less proven theories about the time when it is best to do aerobics. Thanks to this article, there will be no problem with determining the time of training that burns adipose tissue.
Why is it not advisable to train on an empty stomach?
Often you may find the opinion that the best moment to do aerobic exercise is the time just after waking up or training on an empty stomach. Of course, the advantage is that aerobic training can be done even at home using a stationary bicycle. But how is it?
When we do not provide the body with a pre-workout meal, it is forced to draw energy from subcutaneous fat, we just forget one important thing. Then, apart from burning fat, it is also possible to deepen the process called catabolism at night. This means that the body, without receiving glycogen, from which it can draw energy, must take it from itself. Then the first source of energy will be the muscles, which in turn causes burning not only fat but also eating your muscles.
Is this method so effective? Opinions are divided. For a long time, she has both her supporters and fierce opponents who question her reasonableness. It is important, however, that this method makes more sense among those who have the highest body fat percentage because then the muscle mass deficit will not be so noticeable.
However, the myth is that in the morning more calories will be burned than during an aerobic session at a later time, for example immediately after training or late in the evening – with the indication that increased physical activity is not recommended at this time, because many people later may have problem with falling asleep.
If we take into account only the calories we burn during our aerobic training, the time of its performance goes to the background.
In fact, it is not the time that affects the number of calories burned, but the intensity of the aerobic workout itself, which consists of time, intensity defined as the speed of training (eg speed of walking on the treadmill), type of exercise, and external factors (such as slope, air temperature, humidity, etc.).
Adequate to what was written above – if you want to burn more calories, you should turn up the intensity of aerobic training. You can do this by changing one guideline. However, remember to measure your strengths and prepare yourself for the fact that the effective burning of subcutaneous fat is a process that requires patience.
Too much calorie deficit – because fat burning plays a significant role in fat burning, which is ideally suited to our needs and our sports goal – it can negatively affect not only the quality of our training but also our health.
When is the best to do aerobics?
The time is not important, although there are general rules to follow. For example, cardio training performed before the weight training will harm our efforts with weights, because we pre-fatigue our body – and what follows, we simply will not have the strength to work with weights at 100% of our capabilities.
The ideal moment, in my opinion, is to do aerobic training right after the strength training. Then, practically immediately after exhausting the reserves of muscle glycogen during 60-90-minute training with a load, we hit the subcutaneous adipose tissue, contributing to its effective reduction.
Aerobic training should last from 30 to 45 minutes. It depends on our internship as well as the capacity options.
In the case of a small amount of free time, the most preferred solution is anaerobic training, referred to as HIIT training. Nevertheless, it is a very demanding method with which beginners or those who are overweight may have a problem. It is also not a training that can be recommended for people suffering from hypertension. Traditional aerobics will be much safer in their case.