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ron79 03-10-2012 02:53 PM

Cardio and weights
Can I do cardio and weights on the same day? Or do you recommend doing them on different days? I am just starting out and do not really lift a lot yet but I am sure that as I get stronger and do more, I will not want to do cardio on the same days. But for now is it all right?

Iron Troy 03-10-2012 04:09 PM

It is too much to do both. Doing both will raise your cortisol levels if you do cardio after a long lift session. Plus you can get inflammation. Avoid it.

Off Road 03-10-2012 06:31 PM

I do conditioning directly after my workouts. That leaves my off days to just rest and recover. But of course I'm not running 30 miles a week :)

jwood 03-10-2012 07:26 PM

I think you can do both especially as a beginner. Just train as much as you want for a while, it will not make that big of difference for a while.

Most of my training career I have had to do serious conditioning for sports. For example, I would lift right after 2 hour rugby practices which were basically 2 hours of conditioning. Sometimes I would lift right before rugby practice. Rugby has the most serious conditioning I have ever seen. So I think you can do it as long as you eat enough and sleep enough.

MVP 03-10-2012 11:35 PM

Everytime in the past I've done conditioning after workout I've lost strength, so now I do my conditioning on my off days.

Lets keep in my mind, my conditioning was basically just boxing.

Transformed 03-13-2012 05:41 PM

As a beginner it may not hurt you. Once you start lifting more and more you may not wish to do it. I guess just see how you feel.

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