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  • I was told that cardio should come first. I guess that was wrong!!! Glycogen stores are stores of energy that your body uses during weight training and cardiovascular exercise. Although, during weight training glycogen stores are the only energy source used. Thus, completing your cardiovascular routine before weight training will substantially deplete your energy (glycogen) stores needed to complete a proper weight training program. Also, completing your weight training before your cardiovascular program significantly decreases you glycogen stores. So, when you begin your cardiovascular training your body burns less glycogen and more of your stored fat. In summary, to reach you optimal fat burning stages and to have the proper energy to utilize an exercise program, complete your weight training before you cardiovascular training. http://tinyurl.com/juzro
  • YES THAT WAY YOUR MUSCLES ARE WARMED UP TO AVOID INJURY
  • AFTER DOING A CARDIO WORKOUT ITS FINE TO EAT SOMETHING BUT MAKE SURE THAT ITS HEALTHY! SOMETHING LIKE FRUIT,MAYBE EVEN A PROTEIN BAR.
  • eat before cardio? Yeah, if you want a stomach cramp and to pass out after you eat the body diverts 1/3+ of the blood flow to the stomach and intestines to aid digestion, hence why you feel sleepy after a big meal. exercisig right after eating is retarded. So, weights first, then cardio and then eat within one hour of training as your metabolism is still boosted from the increased physical activity.
  • Er thought he was asking about workouts, not diets? The blood you get pumping around from cardio, is fantastic for your weight training (before) because it gives muscles the oxygen and energy. But on the other hand youcould use up any energy in the muscles you were going to exercise later and burn them out before you even hit the weights. ...But then again...cardio is good if you weight train the muscles you went easy on in a workout. Best way is to try both ways for yourself and find what works.
  • Er thought he was asking about workouts, not diets? The blood you get pumping around from cardio, is fantastic for your weight training (before) because it gives muscles the oxygen and energy. But on the other hand youcould use up any energy in the muscles you were going to exercise later and burn them out before you even hit the weights. ...But then again...cardio is good if you weight train the muscles you went easy on in a workout. Best way is to try both ways for yourself and find what works.
  • Well, the trainers at the gym told me to do my cardio after my weights..... Ive tried both ways and I must say cardio after weights is more fulfilling, you feel like you had a GREAT workout, just make sure you warm up real good before you lift...probably a ten minute power walk....
  • Yes it is best to do weight training before cardio if you need to have a combination workout out routine. When fresh, I can lift more and focus in on my weight training. then, after lifting for say 30 to 45 minutes...Another 20 to 30 minutes of cardio seems to fall into place without much added fatigue....
  • Without getting into the whole science of it...if I do cardio first, I will be dripping sweat and that's a pain when trying to lift weights. So lifting weights first, you will get a good workout that will also serve as a warmup for your cardio session.
  • I do cardio first to elevate my heart rate and it stays elevated through a good part of my weight workout and occasionally wrap up my workout with five or ten minute cool down cardio
  • Read below if you want the end-all be-all truth. Everyone's right about the glycogen in your muscles. The last thing you want to do is deplete your muscles of glycogen (i.e. by doing cardio for 25 minutes before a workout). However,there is a great benefit of an elevated heartrate directly before your workout. How do you compensate? Easy. Run a half mile at a relatively high speed ,say between 7 and 9 mph (the quicker you go teh faster you're done). Your heartrate will certainly be elevated when you're done, and you would have only burnt through 3 minutes worth of glycogen. Then lift weights, no more than an hour. THEN get back on that treadmill/stairmaster/elliptical machine and do some HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) for a solid 30 minutes. Make sure you drink a protein shake directly after as there's really only a 45 minute window after you've finished lifting to get the most benefit out of protein consumption. Moral of the story: NEVER DO A LENGTHLY CARDIO SESSION BEFORE LIFTING. Here's the bottom line: Arrive at gym. Run a half mile at high speed to rev up heart rate Lift for 45min to 1 hour to keep heart rate elevated and utilize glycogen stores for energy. Do HIIT Cardio for 30 minutes in your now glycogen-depleted state to effectivley burn fat stores. The thing is, when you have very little glycogen and start to do HIIT cardio your brain sees that you're you're not done your energy consumption and realizes that glycogen levels are already low as it is. In order to preserve the glycogen the brain decides to switch to burning your fat stores. In other words, you're brain goes "Uh Oh!, I used up most of your glycogen during your lifting session, and now you're gonna start running?? I need to save whatever glycogen I have left and find something else for you to burn as energy!" This "Something else" would then be your fat. If you were to run before, you would enter weightlifting in a glycogen depleted state. Your muscles can't use fat stores for energy as effectivley and will therefore no9t allow you to lift as much as you could, rendering your port-cardio workout useless.
  • I was told to do cardio after. It was explained to me that if you do cardio first, your muscles are already fatigued and it will be much harder for you to keep correct form and adequately work your muscle groups if they are fatigued. I do some stretching, then a quick 5 minute cardio warm-up, then weights followed by 30-45 minutes of cardio and it seems to work best for me.
  • After. The kind of lifting I do, I need all the energy I can. If you do a light weightlifting workout, go ahead. I guess. It depends on how much muscle you want to build.
  • I run for 10 minutes to get my heart rate up before lifting, then lift, then run for a few miles (or until I pass out, whichever comes first) - it seems to work the best.
  • I'm going to start doing my cardio after i lift because this past week I do about a 45 minute 5 mile run and then try to lift. After I'm through w/ my cardio I'm wornout thus my lifting ain't worth a ****....I'm definetly going to switch it up...im trying to lose weight but i want to atleast keep what muscle I have...If i'm wearing myself out before lifting i'm going to end up being so weak after I reach my goal weight its going to be like starting my weight training all over again and that would be a waste of the past 3 months ive been in the gym Tanner
  • Do your cardio on off-days or after lifting. When doing it after lifting, keep it short: a good technique if you can swing it is to split your lifting in to 2 sessions on a day, and do 10-15 minutes of cardio at the end of each session. Also, alternate between strength & mass-building programs and cardio & endurance building programs about every 8 weeks.
  • Mostly before and a little after. This will get blood flowing to the areas of your body that are going to need easy access to blood when they are working. When you are done lifting, you should do a little cardio to keep some extra blood flow to the areas that need it. I exercise to build muscle which may be different than exercising to lose weight.
  • Thats true but before u do any kind of weight lift ur body needs to warm so it dosent strain your muscles. trust me i am a teen bodybuilder along me and everyone that is a weight lifter you need to do atleast 5 mins of any cardio be for tranning
  • no no no . its better to do cardio then lifting weights. 1.u wanna eat right after ur lifting weights or drink ur shake. 2.u dont wanna over do on ur muscles ,so by lifting weights u should be killing ur self and that's it. 3.cardio is like ur wake up,and u can rest a little after it . 4.u will still burn fat after ur cardio when u lift weight cus ur heart beat is high. 5.u dont wanna get muscles and be fat ,like a lot of men do. 6.make sense?
  • I would do them on alternative days. After wights (as muscle building, or maintaining) it is generally recommended to take one day off to recoup. If weight training is done as more of a stretching / warm-up, then do before cardio.

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