In the world of fitness, there are many confusing questions: How much exercise should you do and how do you schedule all those workouts each week? How do you know if you're doing it right and why is sweating so annoying (as one of my clients frequently asks)?
One question I get quite a bit is: Should I do cardio before or after strength training? There is no right answer to that question and it often comes down to your goals and your schedule. However, there have been some interesting studies suggesting that if your goal is to lose weight, cardio before strength training might be the way to go.
Not only can you burn more calories overall, you can maximize your afterburn by doing your cardio first. I talk about that as well as some ideas for how to schedule your workouts in my latest article, Cardio Before Strength Training.
I'd love to hear about your experiences. Do you do cardio and strength during the same workout? If so, how do you decide which one to do first? Leave a comment or, even better, post the details here for all of our readers to enjoy.