Cardio before or after weights?

Cardio before or after weights?

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  • maxit
    maxit Posts: 880 Member
    Depends - if you are doing multiple repetitions of light weights it probably doesn't matter. If you are lifting heavy, cardio after, if at all in that one session
  • giggitygoo
    giggitygoo Posts: 1,978 Member
    After. Being fresh for weights is important. Then, use whatever is left in the tank to go HAM on some cardio.
  • ana3067
    ana3067 Posts: 5,624 Member
    generally weights then cardio, but experiment and see if this is what works best for you. I used to do cardio first and I was actually just fine. I just do it after now to help with recovery.
  • Thankyou! Everyone has a different opinion on this even trainers but I find cardio after weights has more benefits!
  • Familyguyfan2390
    Familyguyfan2390 Posts: 3 Member
    I've always been told to do cardio after because you need the extra energy for your sets, and in practice I've found that to be true. Whenever I lifted after cardio I'd sometimes be unable to find the strength to do the last sets of my exercises