I weigh 140 Ibs , 5ft 4 and bf% 25. I have completed a 12 week beginner and 12 week intermediate weights program alongside running about 35mile per week. I eat a high carb diet.
However, I now want to concentrate on getting to 120Ibs bf% 18 maybe. I am starting my new weights programe tomorrow alongside my new food plan which is 40:40:20 to encourage the fat to come off and build some muscle.
A lot of the articles say to do cardio after lifting weights, why is this so? I alway's go for my run first as it relaxes me and then I'm nice and refreshed for the weights. I do easy runs on weight days and leave my harder running for the days in between.
Would I burn fat faster if I did my weights first and then my run?
Thread: Weight lifting and running
05-19-2011, 09:52 AM #1
Weight lifting and running
05-19-2011, 10:07 AM #2
Hey Carina! from experience, if you run first then your muscles become tired, and wont be able to push as many reps. So i would say for sure do your workout, then go for a run. The only exception is when you are doing a leg workout, then that wouldnt be a problem!| | | | | | | | |
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05-19-2011, 10:18 AM #3
"any major strength exercise that could be considered "functional" has one important feature - you should be able to fall down while you're doing it, so that you have to make sure that you don't" - Mark Rippetoe
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05-22-2011, 09:55 AM #4
Sorry I couldn't find the post until just now. When I figured out I could get to it from my dashboard.
Thanks for your replies. I run for the enjoyment of running not to burn calories. I started lifting weights to ensure that my body was balanced out to counteract the effects of the running. Now I want to improve my running times which involves leaning out, but I don't want to look like a famine victim so I need to ensure I keep or build some muscle. I had notice in the last couple of weeks I couldn't lift as heavy weights as usual. This could have been due to muscle loss or it could have been overtraining creeping in.
I think I will do my weights first and then my running as I'm not fussed about my easy runs.
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