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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Does your workout order matter?
By Stacey Gretka
A study published by the American Council on Exercise has come up with the answer to the question many have asked: "Which do I do first: Strength Training or Cardio?"
For years this has flip-flopped and even, in the early to mid-2000's, the recommendation was cardio-strength-cardio, so why should this study stand out from previous claims? They came up with a more customized approach to the proper sequence in a sort of if-than scenario:
If you occasionally have limited time, start with strength training, then finish with cardio.
If your strength-training plan is low-intensity, do cardio first.
If you're planning on burning fat, try cardio-strength training-cardio.
If you're planning on building muscle, try strength training-cardio-strength training.
To read the entire article, visit acefitness.org