Fasted Cardio: What Is It & What Are The Benefits?

When it comes to fitness, there are many ways to burn away some calories. If you’ve been doing your research, you’ve probably come across the term “fasted cardio”.  Well, what the heck is it and why would someone want to try this method?

Fasted cardio is a great way to burn calories and fat. It gets the heart rate up and maximizes fat burning. Fasted cardio is done on an empty stomach, which is usually after fasting for eight to twelve hours. It can be as little as three to six hours as well. It depends on how fast your digestive system works and how much food you last ate.

To explain it further, when the body has stopped processing food, your insulin levels are low which means there’s no glycogen or fuel circulating in your blood. Your body is looking for another source of energy, usually fat to get you through your workout.

When training for bodybuilding shows, fasted cardio has been a mandatory part of my training. I do it from time to time even when I’m not competing because it works for me. You can do it first thing in the morning or later in the day.

There are pros and cons to doing fasted cardio. If your goal is to lower your body fat and