When would be the best time to do yoga in conjunction with weight lifting? Before the workout, after, or on rest days?
Last edited by platypus; 04-11-2012 at 05:24 PM.
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You will have gotten stronger when the weight that feels heavy is actually heavier than the weight that feels heavy now. Then the weight that feels heavy now will be a warmup for the weight that feels heavy then. But the weight will always feel heavy or you're not lifting enough weight. Clear? -Rippetoe
I would think yoga would be most beneficial when the muscles are warm and blood is flowing, so based on that after. Maybe on off days, but I wouldn't do it the night before... maybe if you have 2 off days, do it on the first and rest on the second.
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I think it would depend on the intensity of the yoga.
Personally I do very light yoga routine randomly after supper during the week. Probably around 3 times per week on average. I do it mainly for the stretches (mostly that's all it feels like to me - a stretching routine). It's about 25mins long and light enough that I don't feel like it interferes with my lifting.
Now if you're talking about doing an hour long hot yoga or something crazy like that - it may be better to do it on your off days.
Yes, Yes, and Yes... Depending on the type of Yoga, it is a great way to stretch your muscles as well as aid in recovery. However, if you are going to do something like Bikram (hot) Yoga, I would reserve that for non-training days.
Back Squat 435lbs
Shoulder Press 195lbs
Bench Press 315lb
Either after or on off days. NEVER before.
Last edited by chris mason; 04-12-2012 at 08:22 PM.
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