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Cardio Before or After Weights?

Salut Christian,

I read that last week and I was wondering what are your thoughts on it. I know, this is a long time debate, but I was surprise that apparently there is a new study to prove it ( I have not found it…).

I know your are not a fan of cardio, neither am I !


That is actually pretty interesting. But I think it has a lot to do with what type of cardio you are doing. First, most people will not be able to do two sessions a day. So it`s either cardio prior to after weights.

A low intensity cardio of moderate duration effort can surely be done prior to a lifting session whithout any detriment in performance.

However anything of high intensity or long duration will durely negatively impact the quality of the workout, especially if it is a lower body session.

So while the activation of certain pathways is nice and well, if you have a bad strength session you are not in a good situation.

interesting. Very interesting.