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Do you do cardio before weights or after weights?

  1. jbrock2041 profile image81
    jbrock2041posted 3 years ago

    Do you do cardio before weights or after weights?

    There's lots of research out there on benefits of both cardio and weights, I'm curious as to what people find more beneficial with regards to their own health. Do you like to do cardio before or after your weight session?

  2. Mahfoudh Muhammed profile image59
    Mahfoudh Muhammedposted 3 years ago

    I do it before the weight session of course, like everyone else in the gym but I also run on my way back home, so I pretty much do both. Used to, that is. It's been more than a month since I last went to the gym.

  3. donnah75 profile image97
    donnah75posted 3 years ago

    I'm no expert, but it seems to me that it is better for your body to warm up with some cardio before you lift weight.

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 3 years ago

    From what I have read (and not necessarily practice) is cardio on one day, strength on alternate days. Both on one day might be counter productive and lead to injury.

  5. darrensurrey profile image76
    darrensurreyposted 3 years ago

    As I lift heavy weights, I want to be at my physical peak so I will do cardio after lifting rather than be so tired that I sacrifice form and risk an injury. The alternative would be to lift lighter but then I would not improve in my strength.