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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?

 
Mrs.BAT

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. =)

    Shelii

    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.
    jamesonjustines

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

  • Before and after is good.
    older

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

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

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

  • Cardio
    sstepph

    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!!
    KTMOM

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

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