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Should you do cardio before strength training?

Or is it better to do it after? Is it bad to do some before and some after? Like 20 minutes of one activity, then strength training, then additional cardio, for example?


Asked by Mrs.BAT at 11:18 AM on Feb. 22, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • It is usually best to only work out one thing at a time....upper body lower body and cardio all separate....This way you don't over do it (most people do). But with every workout you should start with a warm up. For example stretch and walk 10 min on the treadmill then do your main workout then a cool down so walk again for another 10 min. If you have any other questions let me know. =)


    Answer by Shelii at 11:22 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Before and after is what my trainer has me do. He says a mile on the treadmill total combined is a good warm up and cool down.

    Answer by jamesonjustines at 11:19 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Before and after is good.

    Answer by older at 11:34 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Cardio warms the muscles up. I do it before.

    Answer by admckenzie at 12:49 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Cardio

    Answer by sstepph at 9:07 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • I think after cardio, or during if you take a good class that mixes it all together!!

    Answer by KTMOM at 3:52 PM on Mar. 4, 2011

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