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    cardio before or after lifting?

    A friend of a friend told me that i should leave my cardio for after my lifting because cardio releases growth hormones. Is this true?

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    No. And do cardio on non-lifting days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott S
    No. And do cardio on non-lifting days.
    ...or on lifting days, but separated from your actual workout by at least 4 hours.

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    If you must do them in the same session, do cardio last.
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    Hmmm, I do cardio first to get it out of the way. Only 30 mins and then lift right after. Guess I should change that eh?

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    Do some research on here about your muscles going catabolic and things like that. I really don't wanna type that much today, so maybe somebody else can explain what that means besides me. Today is my off day for the gym and I'm being a lazy ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdaMAN
    Hmmm, I do cardio first to get it out of the way. Only 30 mins and then lift right after. Guess I should change that eh?
    IMO, yes.

    I wouldn't wanna waste energy on cardio for fear I won't be able to put enough into my lifting. I want as much energy as possible so I left as much as I can.

    Mind you, I freely admit. I hate cardio!

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