Dan Bilzerian's Opinion On Cardio
Dan Bilzerian says fasted cardio burns 3x as much fat as normal cardio, or fed cardio.
There's a lot of data to show that fasted cardio has no increased fat loss benefit relative to fed cardio [R, R, R].
The fasted cardio argument comes from a few studies in particular, or is extrapolated from anecdotal broscience logs.
At the end of the day, any perceived benefit of fasted vs fed cardio is likely exaggerated by guys who do fasted cardio and simply adhere to a caloric allotment more strictly.
As a result, they experience improved outcomes and fat loss any may attribute it to the fasted cardio, when it reality it was simply adherence to a calorie deficit.
Pretty much all that matters is calories in versus calories out.
Fasted Cardio Versus Fed Cardio
Personally, I think if you're incorporating things like growth hormone, GHRPs, GHRHs, secretagogues, and things that can have their lipolysis effects blunted to some extent by insulin, that's where the fasted versus fed cardio debate comes to a more logical conclusion.
You can actually assert that fasted cardio has blatant benefits over fed cardio in this context because the lipolysis effects of growth hormone, secretagogues and peptides can be hindered by elevated insulin levels.
If we're talking about a natural athlete though who's not using growth hormone, GHRPs, GHRHs, or MK-677, I don't think there's a significant difference in fat loss outcomes.
And it is certainly is not 3x more.
Always Fact-Check Information
Just because you see a guy with abs and a decent physique, it doesn't mean he's a credible source of information that you should believe without looking into it first.
People are pulling “facts” out of thin air like “fasted cardio burns 3x as much fat,” with no scientific evidence to support it whatsoever.
I encourage you to always cross reference what you've heard on PubMed, or some other reputable hub of clinical studies to confirm if something is true or not before you accept it as fact.
Ultimately, cardio should come down to your daily routine and what is convenient.
As long you get your cardio in, there's likely not going to be a difference if you've fasted.
If you are using synthetic GH, secretagogues, peptides, or other growth hormone releasing agents then fasted cardio could actually make a difference.
But, for the rest of you, just do your cardio, stick to your caloric allotment and adhere to the diet model that you have set up for yourself.
That's all there is to it.