If you want to train 2 muscle groups per day (Such as, back & biceps, or Chest & triceps), as well as perform low-intensity cardio work too, how would it be best to organize your daily training schedule?
Help me pick between these 2 options:
Option A) Train one muscle group for 45 minutes (soon after breakfast), and follow the training session immediately with 20 minutes of cardio. Train the other muscle group later in the day for 45 minutes or so, and follow it immediately with 20 minutes of cardio.
Option B) Perform 40 minutes of cardio in the morning before breakfast. Train both bodyparts later in the PM, in a lifting session lasting about 90 minutes.
I can do either one, but I'd like to know which is ideal for physique purposes. Right now, I'm leaning towards option B.
I suppose my concerns with "B" is that I've heard that extended lifting sessions are less effective than shorter ones, and cause increases in cortisol. My concern with option A is that my post-workout drink will be delayed because of the post-workout cardio, and the cardio may be less effective for fat loss.
I'm 6 feet, 226lbs, with a relatively low amount of bodyfat, and I've been training about 5 yrs. My goal is more size, while limiting bodyfat gains.