I am wondering about the effects of running after lifting? Pros Cons benefits etc. Is it fine after lifting upper body but not so much after lower body, or does that matter at all?
I am working towards a strength and conditioning work out, so any thoughts geared towards that would be much appreciated. Like running later in the day after lifting, incorporating conditioning into lifting regiments.
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I try to give myself a recovery period between them. Normally I do strength training first, then a few hours later do any cardio.
Doing cardio first just makes me too tired to get good strength work. Also, I’ve been doing running for years so I find it a bit nice to zone out. In other words, it’s busy work more than training now. (But I’m turning in to a geezer, so I have to keep my pulmonary plumbing in good shape).
Circuits are another option. One I particularly like in summer is to mix in running with other exercises. So run, upper body pull, then push, lower body squat or dead then repeat. This is more conditioning than strength training though and mixing modes means higher weights for the lower body aren’t going to happen.