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WHEN TO DO CARDIO?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:21 am
by klaatu21
so ive lost nearly 30 lbs of weight and im now ready to get going with the serious weights, is it best to do your cardio straight after weights or at a seperate time altogether?

Re: WHEN TO DO CARDIO?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:08 am
by vegan_rossco
Personally I do it after weight training, you don't want to exhaust yourself and squish yourself under a heavy weight :p its no harm doing a hour of cardio on rest days too :)

Re: WHEN TO DO CARDIO?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:42 am
by klaatu21
the options are literally straight after, or later in the day or non weight days, id never do it before

Re: WHEN TO DO CARDIO?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:12 pm
by Evader
It's a good idea to do 5-10 minutes of light cardio before working out. Just to get warmed up. This can be accomplished by doing some light weight warm up sets, or a low paced walk / stair master / similar.

Your main fat burning cardio should be done after your workout. At this point your energy reserves will be depleted and your body will have no choice but to burn fat.

Re: WHEN TO DO CARDIO?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:46 am
by Vipin
Well yes you should do it,cardio is very good for you body.You should make it a part of your training/exercise.
Do it on regular basis.
It controls weight.
It combats health conditions and diseases.
Make your mood better.
Boosts your energy.

Re: WHEN TO DO CARDIO?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:04 pm
by mrbear666
i used to do cardio in the same session as my weights, but i now personally thinks its better to do it at a different time to weights. i prefer to let my self recuperate from heavy lifting and do cardio seperately some other time of the day.

Re: WHEN TO DO CARDIO?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:13 pm
by vegan_rossco
I know this thread is fairly old now but have you guys tried thinking outside the box for cardio, for example, martial arts classes, playing football/basketball or even something like tennis or volleyball?? I'm planning on cutting a little bit for summer because I'm a vain bastard but I hate running.. I'm planning on doing a lot of MMA, taekwondo and footy!

Re: WHEN TO DO CARDIO?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:05 pm
by klaatu21
I do a he'll of a lot if cycling and the odd time I'm get a match in I play 2-3 hours of squash so I recon I've got it sorted :)