Should I Do Cardio First or Weight Training First?

Should I Do Cardio First or Weight Training First?

Everyone’s exercise programs may vary in one aspect or another. However, determining which to do first is ultimately based on your own exercise goals. You should focus your initial energy on whichever you prioritize more at the time. If you are working to build your endurance, do cardio first then weight training. If you are focusing on building muscle and strength, do weight training first then cardio afterwards.

Having a balance between weight training and cardio training will improve your overall health benefits as well as progress your exercise goals. It is important to remember to adequately warm up before each workout. These types of exercise are very beneficial and determining which to do first will make a significant difference in your exercise success.

For more information consult an exercise physiologist at your wellness center.

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