Cardio In The Morning, Yes Or No?

by admin on October 28, 2011

Should you do cardio in the morning?

Let see..

What Is Cardio In The Morning?

It’s when you wake up and on an empty stomach, you go running, outdoor or on a┬átreadmill. It should take you around 30-45 minutes 2-3 times per week. As you have no carb in your stomach that means that you start to lose fat instead.

So, you lose fat, but you could lose a little of muscle as well because your body is in the catabolic state after not eating all night for about eight hours. If you don’t eat in the morning, then your body starts to pump cortisol, which is a stress hormone, and it decreases your muscle tissue.

The good side is that by doing cardio in the morning, you completely wake up, and you don’t need stimulans like coffee. It is good for your heart and cardiovascular system. It will bring your temperature level up, and you’ll be ready for your day without feeling sleepy. However, the truth is that you could make that same effect with any other exercises by doing it in the morning.

Benefits Of Cardio In The Morning:

    • It helps you lose fat cells.
    • It wakes you up.
    • It’s good for your hearth and lungs.

Negative Sides Of Cardio In The Morning:

    • Your body is in the catabolic state
    • You could lose a certain amount of muscle if you exceed 45 minutes per workout.
    • You won’t take 20 g of protein immediately after you wake up
    • There are far better exercises for weight loss


I think that you shouldn’t do cardio in the morning because it’s very time-consuming for the results that provides.

Instead, You should DO:

You could easily do a variation of compound exercises in less time (30 minutes) for much better weight loss results. Just eating minimum 20 grams of protein in the morning it’s better than go out and doing cardio on an empty stomach.