Training & Nutrition

Fasted cardio vs. Post meal cardio

by UFEHQ on March 14, 2017

Why do some competitors do fasted cardio in the morning while others insist on having something to eat first? Fasted cardio provides the benefit of forcing the body to utilize bodyfat for energy due to the fact that there is less available blood sugar and muscle glycogen.

On the other hand, cardio after a meal allows one to work at a higher intensity level and burn a higher number of calories (though a lower percentage will come from bodyfat). The type of cardio you select may depend on your schedule and your preferences. If you have the option, try both and see what works for you.

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Tips on Finding a Good Contest Prep Coach/Trainer

by UFEHQ on February 9, 2016

Contest season is approaching, and we all know how important it is to choose the right coach in order to have the best contest prep experience possible. Here is a simple checklist to go through when looking for a coach/trainer to help you get ready for a bodybuilding, fitness, figure, or bikini competition.

Personal trainer helping woman working with heavy dumbbells

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