Exercise Questions - When Should I Train
With Weight Vs. Cardio?
I have been doing major cardio 4-5 times a week. My
weight loss is at a stand still and I can see that I am not using my lower abdomen.
Someone suggested I shake it up a little and start some weight training. My question
to you is if I do incorporate the weight training 3 times a week do I still do
the cardio too? Or on those days do I just do the weight training? Not sure of
the routine I should follow as far as weight training/cardio. Can you give me
some advice on that?
The best thing to do is always try and burn the candle
at both ends, which means you should always incorporate both weight training and
cardio work into your overall workout program. If you can, plan your workouts
to take 1 hour in length. Spend the first 40 minutes doing weight training. Make
sure to eat a small pre-workout meal with a little carbs/protein for energy. You
will burn off those carbs during your weight training session. Once you're finished
pushing some weights around, spend your last 20 minutes doing cardio work to really
burn the fat. At this time, your carb storage has been depleted and you will start
tapping directly into the fat reserves. Make the cardio session intense and make
sure to sweat during the workout. Start out with this training routine 3-4 days
per week and you should start to see major results!
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