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HEARTS116 SparkPoints: (140,561)
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11/15/12 10:44 P

cardio first

WORLDSERIES11 SparkPoints: (250,739)
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11/15/12 12:56 P

cardio 1st

BESCATS SparkPoints: (238,436)
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11/15/12 12:10 P

Cardio before weights

45AQUA-MAN SparkPoints: (152,653)
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11/15/12 11:50 A

It depends on your goal, if you want to build muscle or get stronger, then do weights first. But if you want to lose weight and build endurance then do cardio first.

BARBANNA SparkPoints: (108,384)
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11/15/12 10:26 A

Cardio first!

SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (181,188)
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11/15/12 10:02 A

I like to warm up with cardio

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11/15/12 6:56 A

cardio

SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (181,188)
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11/14/12 2:49 P

Cardio to loosen up

ASHPATCH11 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/14/12 11:52 A

cardio then weights

Edited by: ASHPATCH11 at: 11/14/2012 (11:52)
MARILYN2BE SparkPoints: (3,093)
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11/14/12 11:29 A

cardio

DISNEY4537 SparkPoints: (156,365)
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11/14/12 11:22 A

Cardio first.

CHIBIKARATE Posts: 15,003
11/14/12 12:19 A

cardio

DWROBERGE Posts: 334,497
11/13/12 10:46 P

emoticon

TCANNO SparkPoints: (320,747)
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11/13/12 3:09 A

Cardio

POOHGIRL1970 Posts: 641
11/12/12 10:14 P

Cardio before weights.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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11/12/12 8:33 P

Definitely cardio first

HEARTS116 SparkPoints: (140,561)
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11/12/12 2:30 P

cardio first

WORLDSERIES11 SparkPoints: (250,739)
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11/11/12 7:18 P

cardio first

JERZRN Posts: 6,686
11/11/12 7:01 P

Cardio first

BESCATS SparkPoints: (238,436)
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11/11/12 5:39 P

Cardio first

HEARTS116 SparkPoints: (140,561)
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11/11/12 4:52 P

cardio first

TCANNO SparkPoints: (320,747)
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11/9/12 6:18 P

Cardio before Weights?

HEARTS116 SparkPoints: (140,561)
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11/9/12 12:10 P

cardio first

45AQUA-MAN SparkPoints: (152,653)
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11/9/12 10:32 A

It depends on your goal, if you want to lose weight, then you do cardio first. It you want to build muscle and or get stronger then do weights first.

TRICIA36 Posts: 889
11/9/12 10:01 A

I find cardio energizes me and weight training wears me out so the logical thing for me is to do cardio first.

BARBANNA SparkPoints: (108,384)
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11/9/12 9:30 A

Cardio before weights

GINNABOOTS Posts: 8,353
11/9/12 9:10 A

I do cardio first.

25OPTIMIZE Posts: 18,108
11/9/12 8:05 A

That is totally up to you, and what goals you want to accomplish. If you work one way for awhile (like cardio first followed by strength training), after six weeks or so you could switch it up and do the other first (like weight training before cardio). Switching things up is a great way to break a plateau.

If the machines are not busy, you can even do it in intervals - ten minutes on the bike, an upper body set, ten minutes on the elliptical, a core workout, ten minutes on the treadmill, a lower body workout. This is actually my favorite, except that all my cardio is done on the bike.

If you have any more questions, please let us know.

DARJR50 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/9/12 5:58 A

cardio first

ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,911
11/9/12 1:46 A

cardio first

NIGHTSKYSTAR SparkPoints: (482,944)
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11/9/12 12:36 A

I checked several sites and they said it doesn't matter but suggested cardio first so you don't tire.

CHRISTINE061398 Posts: 6
11/8/12 5:39 P

When going to the gym, is it better to get your cardio in before starting weight training, or does it preserve energy to begin with weight training and save cardio for last?

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