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Taylors' Weekly Fitness Tip: Should I Lift Weights Before or After Cardio?


One of the questions I get asked the most is "Should I do cardio before or after I lift weights?" Not surprisingly, the answer to this question depends on your goals. If you are a runner, then running needs to be your priority; run first, then lift weights. If running and endurance sports aren’t your thing, then you need to be lifting weight before you do cardio. 

My recommendation for the non-runner is 45 minutes of strength training, doing progressively heavier loads followed by 15 minutes of interval training 3x weeks. For the runners and endurance athletes, run first, followed by 45 minutes of progressively heavier loads with low reps.

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