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Dan Bilzerian Says Fasted Cardio Burns 3x As Much Fat

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

fasted cardio vs fed cardio simple guide

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.

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2 thoughts on “Dan Bilzerian Says Fasted Cardio Burns 3x As Much Fat”

  1. But what about if you’re on a ketogenic diet? I thought the main logic behind fasted cardio is that since the glycogen stores in your liver were already spent from being fasted that at that time you’re creating all your energy from your ketones burning your body fat, where as if you weren’t fasted you’d just be burning your food or liver glucose? Please correct me if I’m wrong or you disagree, I just thought there was some actually reasoning behind it. I just started doing fasted cardio and it seems to be effective so far, although I’d much prefer to eat beforehand if it doesn’t matter.

  2. James Williams

    Bill Phillips was preaching fasted cardio 25 years ago. You can always find a study that says x works better than z, at the end of the day based on personal experience it makes no difference as far as fat loss goes. It does make a difference however for a shitty cardio session. I can not wake up at 5 am and go for a sprinting session on an empty belly, although I did it for a while 20 plus years ago, I hated it, stopped doing it and my results didn’t change from when I would do it after work and a have a small portion of carbs before hand.

    On paper fasted cardio makes sense, for the average gym bro it makes no difference. Remember , lots of things make sense in a lab but they never matter out here. Besides that, it’s a lot easier not to eat that slab of cheesecake then to eat it, then go bust ass running for an hour straight to burn off those 500 calories. IMO cardio should only be used for what it implies, cardio vascular fitness, not “weight” loss. Weight loss happens on the kitchen.

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