Sunday, February 28, 2021
Mitochondrial Health

Is Fasted Cardio Useless? Part 1

Despite the fact that fasted cardio was used for decades by physique and other athletes, it has suddenly become “useless”, at least according to trite Instagram memes that people share and reshare.

But is it true?

Well let’s see.

In Part 1, I go off on some of my classical tangents before looking at the physiology of fat loss, when or why fasted cardio MIGHT have the POTENTIAL to improve fat loss. Finally I begin looking at a review article from last year on the topic.



Guillermo E and C. Barakat. Fasted Versus Nonfasted Aerobic Exercise on Body Composition: Considerations for Physique Athletes. Strength and Conditioning Journal: (2020) 42: 71-78.


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10 thoughts on “Is Fasted Cardio Useless? Part 1
  1. I'm not sure anyone said it was 'useless', just that it was no better or more effective, then doing it at any other time of the day.

    Feels a little like a clickbait title 😏

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