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Cardio or Weights First?
Goal: Weight LossIf weight loss is your primary goal, you should hit the weights first. This may sound surprising, but in general, time-for-time workouts, weight training burns more calories than cardiovascular training. Weight training also results in muscle increase, which leads to more calories burned per day. Additionally, weight training helps you burn calories throughout the day, long after you have left the gym.
Goal: Icreased Muscle or ToningHere is a another scenario where you should hit the weights before your cardio training. It takes a lot of heavy lifting to gain muscle or to simply make your muscles more toned. If you do your cardio training before you hit the weights, you'll waste precious energy - energy that could be used towards your weight workout.
Goal: Stronger HeartSometimes the primary goal of a workout program is to make your heart stronger. If this is your goal, you definitely need to do your cardio training before your weight training. In fact, you should probably just do cardio one day and weights on another day. If you lift weights before you do your cardio workout, you wont have the endurance to do your cardio training, which is the main source of a stringer heart.
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