Should You Do Cardio Before or After Lifting Weights?

Any complete fitness regimen includes cardio and strength training. Knowing if you should do cardio before or after weights is tricky. 

It depends on your aims. We normally focus on strength and endurance in fitness. It helps to know which aim is most important before choosing cardio or weights.

In the holistic view of training, the choice to do cardio or weightlifting first relies on the individual's goals and mindset.

If you want to increase endurance and lose weight, start with cardio. If building strength and muscle is your main goal, weightlift first and then cardio.

White says you may even do cardio and weightlifting on different days. “Cardio and weightlifting should be separated by 24 hours to effectively maximize strength or endurance.

White suggests lifting weights first to focus on muscular growth and minimize injury by having more energy for perfect form. 

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