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Personal Training and Wellness Advice from Crux Fitness Richmond – Q and A on Structuring Workouts

By January 4, 2019 No Comments

Question:
“When I go to the gym, should I do cardio or weight training first?”

Answer:
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
3 Locations: Richmond, Cloverdale, Walnut Grove