Ask the Trainer: Workout Order


Question: Which is better for working out: running 30 minutes first, then 1.5 hours of lifting weights - or 1.5 hours of lifting weights first, then running for 30 minutes?

Answer: There are different opinions on this but my personal preference is to do your cardio after you lift weights. Use the energy (food) you have in your system to lift weights first after a 5 minute warm-up. After you body has burned off some of that blood sugar your body will be more equipped to burn fat. Plus you will have your heart rate elevated from lifting weights so you will be more efficient at doing your cardio workout. Warm-up, weights, and finish with cardio.

GUEST BLOGGER | Chad Ruf, Director of Personal Training

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