“When I go to the gym, should I do cardio or weight training first?”
As a general rule you should do the most intense portion of the session first. For example, if the workout of the day is heavy squats and a 20 minute run, you should perform the squats first. Conversely, if the workout is light squats and multiple 30-second sprints, you should perform the sprints first. Placing the most intense parts of the session at the beginning of the workout, after an adequate warm up of course, allows you to tackle that portion of the workout with the focus and vigour needed in order to maximize your strength and cardio gains.
Pat Koo – Personal Trainer at Crux Fitness
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