Do Cardio or Weights First?

Here is a summary of the recommendations:

  • To build strength: Weights first, cardio second
  • To improve cardiovascular endurance: Cardio first, weights second
  • To burn fat: Either first or second, but cardio after weights may burn more calories

Ultimately, the best way to decide whether to do cardio or weights first is to experiment and see what works best for you. Some people find that they prefer to do cardio first, while others prefer to do weights first. There is no right or wrong answer.

Here are some additional tips for combining cardio and weights:

  • If you are doing both cardio and weights in the same workout, warm up before you start with some light cardio and dynamic stretches.
  • Cool down after your workout with some static stretches.
  • Listen to your body and take breaks when you need them.
  • If you are new to exercise, start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts over time.