What does everyone think? I have heard both sides and have done both. I feel that if I do cardio after legs I get less sore, but is that good or bad? Also give reasons!
I do about 15 minutes on a bike or elipticle after my leg workout. Try to keep my heart rate b/w 160 and 170. If nothing else it's kinda like stretching a little bit. Of course, I try to remember to stretch after I get done with the cardio as well.
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I cant do cardio after legs. I feel like im going to puke when legs are hit good. I stretch and leave.
If you can do cardio after legs then you need to change your routine,
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just a 10 minute bit of cardio does leave me less sore
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i'm with easy on this. 10 min or so of hills on the bike adds just the right amount to my legs. granted i want to toss cookies after legs but i'm wierd like that. the more sore i am after the more i wanna keep going, no matter what muscle group i work.
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there is no link between muscle soreness and muscle growth, so just because you arent sore doesnt mean your not working your muscles. I typically do not do cardio after my leg days because i dont feel as though I can put in 100% focus into my cardio. But I do stretch, a lot.
Yes sir,soreness only means you stimulated a muscle,in a way it hasn't been in a while.
most the time i cant walk to well after a leg workout and other times i feel fine. 10 mins on the bike is nice a warm down.
I can't even imagine doing cardio after legs. I frequently have trouble getting up stairs afterwards.
I do not do cardio after legs, I am shot by the end of my workout. I get a good stretch in and call it a day.
I do looooow intensity cardio; as in, 110 bpm or less, as I find that if I do this for 10-15 and follow with stretching then I reduce the muscle soreness in the following days.
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I never do cardio after any lifting work out, especially legs. When I finish my leg work out it takes me about an hour to get rid of the "sea leg" feeling, they are completely shot. I do however do cardio 6 times a week, I do it about 8 hours after my work out and do a 20 HIT cardio.
This is from the MaxOT program:
"To minimize cardio's negative effects on muscle growth you must schedule your aerobic sessions as distant in time from your weight training as possible. This means DO NOT do both cardio and weight training in the same workout. Don't do cardio immediately before you weight train and don't do cardio immediately after you weight train. This is how most people do it and it's completely wrong and detrimental to optimal muscle growth."