cardio before or after training?

  1. Elite Member
    packers6211's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  250 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    5,006
    Rep Power
    1486665
    Level
    62
    Lv. Percent
    39.64%
    Achievements Posting AuthorityActivity AuthorityActivity ProPosting Pro

    cardio before or after training?


    Guys I have posted on other treads with my main goal being to drop from 250 down to 180-190 with lean muscle as possible. I currently do 25 minute treadmill and then my workout on weights and natalus. Is this ok for someone wanting to drop weight and maintain some mass as well? Any ideas would be appreciated.

  2. Advanced Member
    Movin_weight's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    802
    Rep Power
    1889
    Level
    22
    Lv. Percent
    47.03%

    GO BEARS!!!!!

    Anyhow, best way is to split it up.... Cardio in the morning with weights at night or other way around.

    After is alright too altho I'm usually dead an just want to eat and go home.
  3. Advanced Member
    Type O Hero's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  182 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    925
    Rep Power
    90579
    Level
    26
    Lv. Percent
    76.77%

    Yeah, I agree. If you do cardio and weights in the same day, try to do them about 6-8 hours apart if you can. I prefer to do cardio in the morning for the boost in metabolism and I usually feel better all day energy wise.
    •   
       

  4. Elite Member
    packers6211's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  250 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    5,006
    Rep Power
    1486665
    Level
    62
    Lv. Percent
    39.64%
    Achievements Posting AuthorityActivity AuthorityActivity ProPosting Pro

    Ok thanks guys very much. I work 10 hour shifts monday through thursday and off every friday through sunday. It gets hard for me to do both morning and afternoon, because I have to be at work by 6 and don't get off til 4:30 p.m. Do you guys recommend any exercises that would be good for dropping fat in chest and stomach area?
  5. Advanced Member
    russy_russ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    907
    Rep Power
    643
    Level
    23
    Lv. Percent
    57.35%

    If you maintain adequate sports nutrition, you can weight lift and do cardiorespiratory exercise in the same session. With the goals you've outlined, I'd suggest more cardiorespiratory exercise over resistance.
  6. Elite Member
    packers6211's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  250 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    5,006
    Rep Power
    1486665
    Level
    62
    Lv. Percent
    39.64%
    Achievements Posting AuthorityActivity AuthorityActivity ProPosting Pro

    Ok well don't laugh lol but can you give me some advice on which ones to use or best routines. I honelty do treadmill as only form of cardio at the moment. Mostley do to being so out of shape cardiovascular wise. I like the track too but not during winter lol. I'm up to any help. Thanks
  7. Advanced Member
    russy_russ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    907
    Rep Power
    643
    Level
    23
    Lv. Percent
    57.35%

    Quote Originally Posted by packers6211 View Post
    Ok well don't laugh lol but can you give me some advice on which ones to use or best routines. I honelty do treadmill as only form of cardio at the moment. Mostley do to being so out of shape cardiovascular wise. I like the track too but not during winter lol. I'm up to any help. Thanks
    Any piece of equipment that allows you to do work while maintaining an elevated heart rate is sufficient (mainly, what keeps you enthused about exercise). In the case of weightloss, it boils down to caloric expenditure. If you're training for a performance event, or an athlete it can vary diversely.
  8. Elite Member
    StackedCop's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    5,721
    Rep Power
    135806
    Level
    51
    Lv. Percent
    40.02%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting ProPosting Authority

    Stair master

    Treadmill

    Cross trainer or elliptical

    I wear a heart rate monitor to make sure I keep my heart rate where I want it.

  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. DC training and cardio/cutting
    By jaydollars in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-13-2011, 12:52 PM
  2. Hit Training Not Cardio
    By mcneil0303 in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-16-2008, 08:11 PM
  3. Over training with cardio?
    By badbart in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-06-2007, 10:25 PM
  4. Cardio after training?
    By BigChuckles in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-23-2004, 04:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in