Cardio First Or Lifting First?

metabolic workout Apr 22, 2019
 

One of the most commonly asked questions I get from people is whether they should do cardio first or lift first?

Now, before I answer that question I need to explain a few things…

     First, there are 3 different types of exercise. Anything you do, be it running a marathon, spinning or weight training, will always fall into one of 3 categories.

 

Category 1 -  Steady State

     The first type of exercise is called steady state. Anytime you are running, spinning or doing something for longer durations of time you are participating in a steady state exercise.  You’ll know you’re in steady state cardio when you can carry on a conversation. Steady state cardio is usually between 30-60 minutes. In steady state cardio both you heart rate and your metabolism increase.   

     At the end of the exercise session your heart rate will decrease, however your metabolism stays up for additional 15 minutes....

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