Thread: Before or After
12-21-2003, 06:08 PM #1
Before or After
a workout in the gym should I do cardio? I know cardio should be done in the a.m. on an empty stomach. But there are some mornnings that I cant do cardio in the a.m. But for most of the time I get to do my cardio in the a.m. but I also wanna up my cardio so I figue I'll do more in the gym when Im there at around 5-7p.m. So before I start lifting or after im done? Im not on a bulking cycle Im trying to lose weight right now and then....
12-22-2003, 01:32 AM #2
do cardio whenever you want, i'm not a big proponent of the am cardio deal anyway because i prefer hiit over 45 minutes on a treadmill everyday
12-22-2003, 09:16 AM #3Originally Posted by LS1
12-22-2003, 11:51 AM #4
Thanks, but what im trying to get at is it better to do it right before I lift or right after I lift when im in the gym. ***I also do cardio in the a.m.*** I thought when you lift your suspose to it before or after some reason because your muscles may get tired if you do it b4 and then not get the right workout when lifting. And then if you do cardio after your lifting your not leting your muscles relax and rest. Whats the deal???
12-22-2003, 11:58 AM #5Originally Posted by LS1
Last edited by murph; 12-22-2003 at 12:01 PM.
12-22-2003, 12:44 PM #6Originally Posted by murph
12-22-2003, 09:08 PM #7Associate Member
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At my gym there is an article, with stats showing that cardio post workout burns more calories than before.
05-23-2004, 10:57 PM #8
however, you want to get protein and carbs into your system as soon as possible after weight lifting. preferably w/i 30 min. if you then proceed to do cardio after your weight lifting...........you miss that 30 min window of opportunity. am i correct in this thinking?
it seems to me that you shouldn't do cardio anywhere near your workouts. i think it should be done on an empty stomach as much as possible to burn more fat during.....and then replenish w/ BCAA, glutamine, and protein...w/ no carbs.
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05-24-2004, 12:25 PM #9Associate Member
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This big mofo in a gym that I used to use would take his postwork out shake then hit cardio then get another one after cardio. I don't know the proprotions of dextrose and protein that he was taking for each shake though. I just observed this practice.
05-24-2004, 12:48 PM #10
Definitely do not do cardio before you lift or you will have NO ENERGY
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