Published : 03/10/2016 11:39:06 | Categories : Weight Loss Tips
As we draw closer to summer, you may find yourself thinking “I need to start doing some more cardio to get rid of this winter layer!” If this is you, trust us you are not alone! Morning fasted cardio is a great way to fast track your fat loss leading into summer!
Fasted cardio is a state of exercise which is performed 4 hrs after your last meal, therefore for many this exercise is usually most convenient first thing in the mornings before breakfast. Performing fasted cardio allows your body to better target stubborn fat stores including the hips, stomach and thighs, as your body will be forced to utilise fat as a primary source of fuel for energy.
No matter what age or fitness level you are at, fasted cardio is an easy form of exercise that can be performed at a steady or fast pace. Therefore, we've broken down the best supplements for you to take before your fasted cardio to fast track your fat loss.
What to take before Fasted Cardio?
AMP- V by ATP Science is an all natural revolutionary fat burning supplement which will help increase the amount of fat your body will burn throughout the day and during your training sessions. When taking AMP-V prior to your fasted cardio, this supplement will help increase the levels of catecholamines in the body, which will stimulate the body’s natural fat burning enzymes in order to make stored body fat more readily available to be burnt off as energy. AMP-V can also be taken throughout the day to help with appetite suppression as well as cognitive function.
CLA by Pro Clinical - If you prefer capsules over the AMP-V oil or are wanting serious value for money CLA is a great alternative to AMP-V. CLA is a first class supplement clinically shown to reduce adipose tissue or stubborn hard to move fat on the mid-section and thighs. Studies have also established that a clinical dose of CLA can increase lean muscle tissue, boost metabolism, and support healthy immune function. CLA is a natural, non-stimulant based fat burner that is perfect for anybody looking to increase lean mass or burn fat. CLA is easy on your system and studies have shown that the benefits of CLA will not diminish over time making CLA the perfect supplement to take year round without the need to cycle or alternate use.
Subcut by ATP Science is a transdermal fat burning cream which can help to “spot reduce” fat deposits. When applied to the areas you wish to target the most, especially those stubborn areas such as stomach, hips and thighs. Subcut will work by mobilising subcutaneous fat deposits (fat below the skin) directly into the blood stream to be burnt as a source of energy. Subcut is perfect for those who have hit a plateau in their weight loss program and are looking for a natural effective product to kick start their fat loss. Subcut is also very popular amongst competitive bodybuilding and bikini athletes as a 'secret weapon' to shed the last few percentages of body fat before a show. Subcut is most effective when applied before exercise or after taking your thermogenic fat burner as once fatty deposits are released into the blood stream it is crucial to utilise that “freed up” fat as a source of energy to prevent it from re-depositing itself back onto the body.
Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is an all natural amino acid best taken during periods of high activity such as when you take your AMP-V or other thermogenic fat burners, or just before physical exercise. ALCAR works by binding to the fat molecules available in the blood stream and transporting them to your cell’s mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell) where the body can recognise and utilize fat as a viable form of fuel to be burnt as energy. Acetyl L-Carnitine will ensure the body uses fat as primary source of fuel rather than muscle tissue, meaning you can perform your steady state cardio whilst minimizing the catabolic effects cardio can have on muscle, helping you achieve the fit and toned look you desire.
However, if you find that getting up early in the morning or exercising on empty stomach is not for you. Our Fasted Cardio stack can still be taken at any time during the day as the perfect non stimulant, natural fat loss stock.
We've created the perfect fasted cardio stack to help you further increase your fat loss results during your early morning cardio sessions. Our fasted cardio stack is a completely natural stack which contains ATP Science’s AMP-V and Subcut transdermal cream as well as Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR). These products work in synergy to help enhance the body’s ability to break down stored fat, and help oxidise fat as energy during your fasted cardio session and throughout the day.
Alternatively, if you need a stimulant thermogenic fat burner to get you going in the mornings, you can combine your thermogenic fat burner/pre workout such as Oxyshred with Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) and CLA to make another perfect fasted cardio stack!
Taking a thermogenic fat burner such as Oxyshred will help increase your energy levels, improve mood and enhance to body’s ability to burn more calories throughout the day, during your workouts and your fasted cardio sessions. When combined with ALCAR your body will burn its calories from fat and with CLA the fat will be sourced from hard to move areas such as the stomach, hips and thighs.
With all supplements it is best to check with your health practitioner to check these supplements are suitable for you. If you have any questions for the Fasted Cardio Stack and Fat burning stack you can contact our friendly staff here.