(A comment on a friend's journal led me to post this topic - I'm not sure if it has been posted before, but I didn't find it - if it's out there, I apologize!)
What should be the order of weight training/cardio workouts??
Personally, I think it depends on what your goal is: if you are trying to increase your muscle mass and strength, then do your strength training first when your muscles are fresh (after a warm-up, of course).. if you are training for a road race or just trying to improve cardiovascular endurance/drop weight, then you probably want to do your cardio workout first, and lift after.
Another option is to split your workout - run in the morning before work and then lift weights after (that's obviously not feasible for everyone) - or try to pair upper/lower body activities (pair treadmill running with an upper body strength workout, or do a lower body leg workout and then go swimming..).
I also think it doesn't pay to get too caught up in the order of the workout. For most people, if you end up doing cardio first one day but strength training first a different day, oh well.. the important part is that you get it done!!
If you are doing weight training and cardio on the same day, which do you usually do first?
Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
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