Make Those Mitochondria Burn Fat

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Do your cardio after you Lift Weights here’s why

After you lift weights your glycogen stores (muscles stored sugar) are depleted.  As a result your mitochondria is forced to us fat as an energy source since you burned up the sugar.

If you’ve ever read any muscle magazines many of the bodybuilders employ this technique in order to maintain low body fat.

Make sure you stay hydrated and I don’t recommend doing more than thirty minutes of cardio.

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Mitochondria 48 Hour Window

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If you don’t walk or workout for 48 hours your insulin sensitivity begins to decline making it difficult to lose weight.  Aim to workout every other day to keep those mitochondria awake and sensitive to burning sugar and fat.

Your Mitochondria are Your Fat Burners

Mitochondria are known as the powerhouse of the cell.  They produce your bodies energy and they do so by burning fat and sugar.  Yup, that’s your bodies metabolism in a nut shell.

So we’ll be talking about how to keep the mitochondria healthy, happy and in abundance on this site.