Home Advice: Questions & Answers... [ Articles]   [ FAQ's]  [News]   [ Resources]  [ Reviews]  [ Shopping]

HEALTHandFITNESS.com : 8/19/2017
BACK To Advice || Fitness FAQ's || Diet FAQ's || Top 10 H&F Answers
  • cardio workouts & weight training routines .

    hello;
    1) I've heard that it's not necessary to do cardio with every workout, if this is true, when and how should I incorporate cardio with my strength training?

    2) I usually do my lower body work outs before I run, but that just makes me too exhausted to run afterwards. If you want muscle tone and definition, do you absolutely have to do your weight training before you run? I've heard either way but I want to be sure.

    Amber / Charlene



    Hello;

    First, great that you both are engaging in regular workouts, including both cardio and weight training each week!

    Cardio training is best understood as raising your heart rate enough to sweat for at least 20 minutes (after your warm-up) and should be performed at least 3-4 times each week. As cardio training is the most important workouts for your health, this may be best considered as the primary concentration for exercise activities.

    With that in mind, incorporating cardio with strength training is ideal for optimal health and overall physical condition. For most of us, it is not necessary to do a concerted cardio workout every time, but it is best to add some type of cardio as a 10 minute or so warm-up before weights or prior to a group exercise class. This brings us to the second question.

    When doing both cardio and weights, which one first?

    For best results & depending on your current condition, it doesn't really matter which one is first so the best bet is to mix it up and switch the order every other workout or switch each week. If you choose weights first, you won't be too tired to lift after a long run or other cardio. As on the other hand, if you workout before and you cannot finish your cardio, you are missing your most important workout for your health.

    If it is difficult, then you are actually conditioning your body and the results over time will be that you will be able to run after a hard weight session. So, for now, do your cardio first, then weights. Over time, switch to weights first, cardio last for up to half of your workout sessions.


    That's it for this time,

    Be sure to Get my Book for One Buck (save $13.95!!!); FITNESS ADVICE & HEALTH TIPS


    Good Luck & Keep it Up!

    Darren Rieck

    Related using the H&F.com Search:

    WEIGHT TRAINING IMPROVES BODY COMPOSITION

    WEIGHT TRAINING HELPS BONES

    OXYGEN CONSUMPTION UP AFTER WEIGHT TRAINING

    SUPPLEMENT ALTERS WEIGHT TRAINING RESPONSE

    MODERATE WEIGHT TRAINING IMPROVES MOOD

    CREATINE ENHANCES WEIGHT TRAINING RESULTS

    WEIGHT TRAINING DOESN'T INCREASE CYCLING

    WEIGHT TRAINING HELPS HEART

    WEIGHT TRAINING SAFE FOR SENIORS

    WEIGHT TRAINING LOWERS CHOLESTEROL

    Get Fit & Healthy through Weight Training -Book

    WEIGHT TRAINING HELPS SELF IMAGE




  • 30ways30days.com

    Only on H&F:




    Kangoo Jumps


    Read Equipment Reviews Here







    [ Articles]   [ FAQ's]  [News]   [ Resources]  [ Reviews]  [ Shopping]

    Translate: Arabic/  Chinese  French / Français  German / Deutsch  Japan  Korean  Italian / Italiano  Português  Spanish / Espanol
    Google
     
    Web HEALTHandFITNESS.com

    Free Vitamins Offer

    Privacy Policy -- 1997-2010 cDp, All Rights Reserved --Disclaimer