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    Is it better to lift first, or run first?

    Or does it not matter. I usually run doing sprints and what not to get my cardio. And of course weight train. Does it matter which one you do first? I've always liked to lift last cause my muscles are maxed out and I like to rest for the rest of the day.

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    I would lift first imo. You don't want your lifting to suffer because you've depleted yourself with cardio training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage
    I would lift first imo. You don't want your lifting to suffer because you've depleted yourself with cardio training.

    What he said. Unless of course sprinting is more important to you...
    Last edited by Paladyr; 04-09-2004 at 08:37 AM.

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    actually it is better to do ur cardio at least 5-6 hours after or beofer u weight lift.. just becuase ur body cannot be in an anerobic and aeorobic state at once its better to rest a few hours and then do ur cardio.
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    lift first. Who needs to run anyway? lol.
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    if u run first then all ur muscle glycogen is used up. thus leaving fat as ur source of energy. muscles need glycogen and BBA (blood bourne amino acids) to get bigger etc... u will get tired... burn out and longer recovery whereas if u weight lift first then all the glycogen and BBA and the other thing i forget what its called is used up. the only source of energy left is fat. so that 15-20 min of cardio will be direct fat burning. whereas it would take u 20 min to burn up the glycogen. u can run in the morning w.out eating anything b/c u havent had any carbs or anything for 8> hours so the only source of energy is fat.

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    lift first. You don't want to run and then be tired for you lift. Also it's best to run first thing in them morning before breakfast if your goal is to lose fat.

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