The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    cardio...post weights

    whats the word on cardio after weights? bad for gains? and when would the post workout shake be taken, after weights or the cardio. thanks.
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    johnny...as long as you are not doing 2 hour lifting sessions, you can do cardio after the weights. I would try not to exceed 1 1/2 hours training time between the weights and cardio, however. So, if the weights take an hour, you will still have 30 minutes for cardio. The post workout shake can be taken right after cardio. I have been competing for years and have always done cardio after weights with no problem...in fact, its a nice cool down.

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    a nice cool down? depends greatly on what you are doing for cardio. ive said it before, but i personally wouldn't be able to do any cardio after training with weights.

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    To each his own...I like cardio after weights. When getting ready for a show, I usually do an intense 20 minutes in the morning and a medium intensity session after the weights. Works for me

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    I do cardio after weight training as well - same deal as gopro... never more than an hour and a half in the gym.

    If nothing else, its efficient.

    Now, I wouldn't be able to do any HIIT or intervals after lifting, so I would save that for off days.
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    I've read studies that say cardio should be on different days than lifting, because the 2 things put your body into different modes.

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    I would side with placing them on different days but as Paul and Go have explained it seems to work fine for them.
    So if it works do it.
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    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    i do kick boxing/ju-jitsu class twice a week on non-training days.
    I prefer this over the treadmill as it a lot less boaring so I for get how tired cardio makes me. Also these type of sport allows more for very short burst of high explosive movement then a more steady pace.

    If you do not like treadmills etc find a sport to play to keep your mind off the boardom.
    Ideally i would swim if I wanted to do thes best exercise IMO for cardio-health benefits.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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