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Why Cardio in the AM and Weights in the PM?

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2007/06/07 20:19:40 (permalink)
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Why Cardio in the AM and Weights in the PM?

Hi, I'm sure it's a commonly asked question so I've had a look back at recent posts in the hope that I could find the answer without having to start a new thread, but I couldn't.

I've seen a lot of people suggesting that the best way to combine weights and cardio is to do cardio in the morning and weights in the evening. Why is this?

I have also seen people suggest that it's better to do Cardio and weights on different days. Again why is this? And of the two which do people find to be the most effective?

In the short term I am looking to burn fat as I do have a bit of a spare tyre, hence the cardio, but I am also keen on building up strength and muscle, hence the weights.

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    RE: Why Cardio in the AM and Weights in the PM? 2007/06/07 20:31:30 (permalink)
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    Many people do cardio with the goal of fat loss in mind. Doing it in the morning before breakfast means that your carb reserves are low and doing cardio at the 'right' intensity means your body will then turn towards its fat stores for energy.

    Weight training is often done later in the day as it allows adequate pre fueling ready for the weights session.
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    RE: Why Cardio in the AM and Weights in the PM? 2007/06/07 21:07:43 (permalink)
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    Thanks noname, that actually makes a lot of sense.

    Does anyone have an opinion on why some prefer to do weights and Cardio on separate days to each other?

    Cheers.
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    RE: Why Cardio in the AM and Weights in the PM? 2007/06/07 21:19:02 (permalink)
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    So they don't get to tired?

    I think thats generally if you do PM cardio for fitness though.

    Think you just finish a heavy weights sessoion and then your going to do a killer session of cardio. Probably be able to put more effort into the cardio if it was done on a seperate day to the weights?

    But then again I am doing 15min sessions of cardio after my weights just because its convienient (and im on a cut)
    post edited by Reg* - 2007/06/07 21:23:01
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    RE: Why Cardio in the AM and Weights in the PM? 2007/06/09 00:20:11 (permalink)
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    As above fasted cardio on a morning when cutting is a general rule, but some people get good results doing it other ways.

    Mines cardio am (fasted) weights pm.
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    RE: Why Cardio in the AM and Weights in the PM? 2007/06/09 12:42:32 (permalink)
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    I no some people who do there weights in the mornin, i surpose it makes sense because uv got the rest of the day for eatin, but i would never do my weights in the mornin, i hate the idea of only havin a bit of fuel/breakfast in me then weight trainin, When i do cardio its AM then weights PM. Its down 2 u tho what u prefer, diffrent people hav diffrent trainin times, work hours, routines ect.
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