3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Thread Tools
Old 09-09-2007, 08:50 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 28

Default Cardio before or after weight training?

Does it matter if you do cardio before or after weight training?

SaraD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 09:16 AM   #2
scottishdiane's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Scotland UK
Posts: 82

S/C/G: 232/218/182

Height: 5f 6



I'm interested in this questions as well.

I've had 2 gym instructors on 2 different guys and they both have different views on this.

Any help appreciated
Start date July 1st 2009. (Was 16st 8lbs / Now15st 8lbs)

Summer Goal 1st May 2010.

One for every 5lbs lost
scottishdiane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 12:22 PM   #3
Senior Member
baffled111's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,986

S/C/G: 209/209/160

Height: 5'9


I think you're supposed to do a little light cardio (like 10 minutes) to warm up first, and then to do your real cardio after weights.

I always do my cardio first, however. I find that I don't have the energy for cardio if I do it second.
baffled111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 12:53 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,350


If I were preparing for a figure/posing/body building competition I'd consider maybe looking up the research, or trying to measure results objectively--in other words, I'd at least give some thought to which is the more appropriate order for my goals. When it's all part of getting healthier, though, IMO whatever works better for you is better.
MariaMaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 02:12 PM   #5
Senior Member
kaw's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: US -- varies
Posts: 972

S/C/G: 159-ish/145/140-ish

Height: 5' 8.75"


One more opinion: I do cardio after weight training or, better still, on separate days. I want to be able to devote as much energy and effort as possible to weight training. If I'm tired when I start, I can't lift as heavy with good form.

A bit of light cardio after a lower body workout can also help reduce soreness the next day.
kaw is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:54 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2