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order of cardio and weight lifting for fat loss?

is there some kind of order for losing fat- does it matter what i do first?
if i do cardio before weights will i get the same results, or am i supposed to do weights first?

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6 Responses to “order of cardio and weight lifting for fat loss?”

  1. Dave S said :

    I would do weights first. If you do cardio first, you’ll won’t be able to push it as hard with the weights because of all the energy you expended with cardio.

  2. DomHoward<3 said :

    i read that you should do cardio then weights as cardio can burn muscle so you want to build up muscle after

    son’t know if it’s true tho

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  3. tennislover said :

    id place it in priorty.. as to what u want to do more… fat burning or muscle building.. to burn fat u need 40 mins of cardio… the first 20 mins u only burn carbs..

    weight lifting you only need 30 – 40 mins for a intense weight lifting workout…
    and in terms of burning muscle after your workout… its not going to happen in 40 mins of cardio providing u have some fat storage to burn as this is burnt first…. though its up to u what u want to do first

    and dont forget weight loss building is also dependant on a good diet.. so eat more proteins.. and less carbs.. eat well..

  4. MM said :

    Its much better to do weights first. The reason is while exercising, your body uses the glycogen stores(carbs) first then when it is depleted, your body will switch to using fat and burning it. So, if you do weights first, your glycogen stores will be used up and your body will have to switch to fats. So when you do cardio after that, all your burning is fat as the carb supply has been used up already. Hope it makes sense. Good luck.

  5. Monte P said :

    here’s the way to find out the answer…

    Go out one day, and do just your cardio. Look at how far you go (if you are running, for example), and how long you can go, timewise.

    The next day, go out and do your weightlifting. Make sure you write down how your workout went.

    Then, go out and do your weightlifting, followed by your cardio. You’ll probably find that your cardio will be a little less.

    The next day, do your cardio, and then your weightlifiting. You’ll probably find that your weightlifting is less..significantly.

    The reason is that when you go out and do your cardio, you are using up a good bit of energy. Then you try to do your weightlifting, and your energy is sapped, so your weight training suffers.

    If you do your weight training first, you burn your first tier energy sources, which are used for short intense activity…then, you do your cardio, you still have your long term energy sources remaining.

  6. minootoo said :

    Does not matter but most people are out of breath after Cardio, so do the weight first. But do try out both ways and see what fits you best and gives you most results, other thing being the same.

    Read this for info only.
    Picking the method that always works. Slow and steady wins the race, haste is waste and it shows up on the waist and some more. So start very slowly and then as you build up the strength and the stamina do little more every few days add intensity and work out routine, both every few days.

    You must eat every things that you like, must include all food groups but count total calories per day. Must eat minimum required calorie per day according to a program or in this link, listed below, must be active or work out or exercise or just go for a walk , then after a while start to run.

    Do what you can do and not worry about what you cannot do for now. Must enjoy what you are doing.

    If this weight is stable (same for 6 months) then just putting on, pedometer, strapped on wrist and ankle weights will do the trick in no time. Just make sure you do enough steps per day more then the present number of steps.

    Read this too and do as you see fit.
    You will need few other measurement such as Need to put in the info on wrist size, measure “Fat Index”, ——,——-,—.

    Use this link.…

    Your weight should be per this link give or take few pounds.

    Here is more info read it all and surf it. Most of it may not apply but is suggested reading only.
    For lots of solidified fat around the upper abdomen and tummy:

    Do abdominal exercises, and include total body work out too, so this fat may not migrate to other locations.


    Gym again is the Q? of time and affordability. Time it takes to go to gym can be utilised to do exercise at home.

    Best thing is to use both diet and exercises to reduce this extra weight and the fat.

    Read it all then do as you please most program fail because they are made by other people, so after acquiring the knowledge make your own program up and write it down then do it if need be modify it as you see fit but do not give up try, try, again and again. You will feel good about it and feel very healthy.

    Here is more.
    Read this and do as you please.

    Yes, easy, buy a book call Mayo-clinic diet and follow it Also read this and do as you please. Work out 1 hour a day very day and eat the calories per the link below.

    So follow this link:…

    Your weight should be per this site give or take 10 pounds.

    If need be!!!!

    If still growing, so grow grace fully. Doing some Body parts specific weight free, free hand exercises can do wonders for biceps and triceps.

    Same for abs, do abdominal and side bends and front bends and even back bends.

    When you get going on biceps and triceps, you will have enough strength to do pull up and chin ups. Bicycling can save time and if possible swim in a safe place or in a pool if it is convenient.

    In the mean time just hang from your hand and just keep trying one day you will be able to pull yourself up. Then try chin ups, and slowly add a one more every few days.

    All this is found on the Net and in the library, so read up on it and do it correctly so you that you may not get hurt.

    Here is a little more info.

    Must drink 1 gallon of water per day.

    Eat right, include all food groups per this site above. Do not exceed the total calories per day and eat at least 1500 calories per day every day. One pound of fat is about 3500 calories. You must sleep up to 7 to 9 hours a day time permitting and including naps.

    Go for a walk every day for 1 hour,around your residence, start slowly(5 minute), to warm up then increase the speed a little till you can maintain a good clip then slow down to cool off (5 minute before the end of 1 hour). Do the walking in one direction for about 30 minutes then return home, may take little longer.

    Or look up total body weight free free hand exercises and do them for 1 hour every day. You find them in the library and on the Internet. They can be done at home does not need gym.

    Click on “minootoo” then click on “best Answer” and read the relevant answers on Body building, weight and height.


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