I’m a light weight body builder who has always done cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Did a 1/2 marathon last year and was very successful. Now going back to body building but I want to change my workouts. I would like to strength train 1st thing in the morning and do cardio later in the afternoon. Will I see the same success?
1. Never workout or run on an empty stomach. Period. Always be sure to have something 1-2 hours beforehand that will stick with you to give you the energy needed.
2. Depends how far you want to go between bodybuilding and running. You can be mediocre at both or fantastic at one- there really isn’t an in-between.
Success determines what your goals are- but lifting first is always a good idea. Especially in the mornings when you are rested up and ready to go.