Bodybuilding Questions - Cardio After Weight Training
I've read that one should not do cardio before or after weight
training if you're trying to build muscle. Can you help reconcile
this for me given the fact I'm trying to gain muscle and lose fat
simultaneously? Seems like I can't really do both at the same time.
Cardio after weight training is fine since you have burned off
all the carbs (glycogen) from your weight workout. Cardio right
before weights is something you want to avoid. You want to have
energy (carbs) to fuel you through your weight workout and doing
cardio before this would deplete them which is not good. If you
do cardio in the morning and then weight train 4 hours later, this
is totally fine. Just make sure to eat a carb and protein meal before
your weight workout and you will have enough fuel to train hard.
If you're holding any extra fat in the stomach area, you will still
want to include cardio in your routine to burn extra calories in
order to lose your extra body fat.
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