is it better to do cardio b4 or after a lift?
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
well it'd depend on your goal, but if trying to build muscle I would do it on a seperate day, if trying to build muscle and must do it same day, probably afterwards but you'll most likely become catabolic so I wouldn't do it in excess.
ok thanks alot guys...i lift on a 8 day split and i lift heavy and fast so i get a good workout in...in the past months ive seen great results and the cardio after the workout i use just to keep my bf down
To keep as much muscle as possible, or when you're training for a show, you should do it after training. The "best" time would be first thing in the morning and then train later in the day, if you are training for a show.
Those are my 2 cents.
Basically, 10 minutes of cardio before a lift will make things easier in the weights room. A bit of fartlek is needed too, to wake your body up before you do anything intense.
why are you doing cardio? are you competing?
Diet Trumps Cardio. Just eat less.
However, I will agree that asking about what the goals are regarding this question is a good start to figuring it al out.
my goals are just to lower my bf percent im 59 or 510 and weigh 197 im a think dude...im strong but i just wanna get them abs so i have done alot more cardio
I resistance train 1.5 - 2 hrs a day. Thats a ton of cals burned.
In my experience, the more cardio i do, the hungrier i become. So Its counterproductive in my case, i guess.
I think cardio is popular with those who weigh less then 200lbs... It keeps the skinny kids skinny!
FK cardio!!! if you want to burn fat do complexes. If you look at all the people on the hampster wheels you will see that its not doing them much good!!! There was an article on t-nation . com not to long ago that posted research showing that steady state cardio doesent do **** for you unless you have a lot...A LOT!!! OF MUSCLE MASS! That does not apply to you mr skinny under 220!
man.. I am such an a hole sometimes. forgive me
Not everyone wants to be 220+lbs. You shouldn't spread information in which you know nothing about, some people actually listen to this ignorance and only end up hurting themselves in the long run.