news-n-views
  
Newsletters > Archive > This Week's News >
Shawn Says Lift Before You Leap
by: Shawn Ferrando
0 Comments    
Depending on your goals, exercise sequencing can be crucial.
Depending on your goals, exercise sequencing can be crucial.

Q: Does exercise order matter? Should I do cardio first or lift weights?

-T. Hanks, Rancho Santa Margarita


A: This is a very common question. There is no specific magic in exercise order, however it can make a difference depending on your specific training goals and the energy that you need to train to achieve those goals. Exercise order may matter with the available energy for exercise, the muscle fatigue when lifting weights, and the risk of injury during exercise. The exercise you perform when you have adequate energy is performed at a higher intensity with more focus and efficiency. Exercise performed when your energy supplies are low is less effective and may result in injury.

I usually recommend weight training before cardio for the reason of having the energy available to improve and increase the pounds that you lift to become stronger, build muscle and become more toned. This can be very taxing on the body, and to attempt lifting weights after a long cardio session can place you at risk for injury due to low energy levels. Exercise form can also be compromised under low levels of energy.

The bottom line is that it depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are interested in increasing your aerobic capacity, (running, swimming, biking) then do cardio first. If your goal is to build muscle, then lift weights first. If your goal is to improve overall health, it doesn’t matter if you lift weights first or do cardiovascular training first. In fact, you can do both at the same time through interval training or circuit training routines or you can alternate weight lifting one day and cardio the next.

Whether you perform cardio before or after weight training will not affect how much body fat you lose. Do what you want to be better at first. I recommend choosing the order you prefer that will help make your workout more interesting, fun and enjoyable based upon your specific goals!


 949.292.1799| 30555 Trabuco Canyon Road # 101, Trabuco Canyon, CA www.ShawnsStudioFitness.com


Owner of Shawn Ferrando Studio Fitness, Shawn Ferrando, has over 24 years professional experience in the health and fitness industry. Shawn has numerous National certifications including the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy Of Sports Medicine Advanced Specialization Sports Fitness Specialist, National Academy Of Sports Medicine Certified Core Stabilization Training, O.C.C. Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer, Apex Certified Trainer, AA Nutrition Education, Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Indoor Cycle Certification. Shawn has extensive experience in rehabilitation training (post injury/pre-post surgery), sport specific training and is CPR/AED Certified through the American Heart Association. Shawn is also a member of the world’s largest associations of Health and Fitness Professionals, Idea Health and Fitness Association and the American College Of Sports Medicine. To contact Shawn directly, please email her at Shawn@ShawnsStudioFitness.com
close    

What do you think? Leave your comment here.

 Articles
 Teen Road To Safety Inc.
Taught By Current And Retired Law Enforcement Professionals
What more could a parent ask for! CLICK today to make an appointment!

 Daily`s Sports Grill
Come By Any Day And Get 1/2 OFF Your Lunch!
Ice cold beer, great food & sports. CLICK to see whats NEW at Daily's!!

 Jersey Mike`s Subs
2 Dine For $12.99!
Includes 1 gigantic sandwich, 2 regular drinks and 2 regular chips...

 Orange County Plastic Surgery
Come To Our Evening of Beauty, Hors d oeuvres and Wine, April 20th
Reserve your seat today, Great Gifts and 20% off on products!

 Saddleback Plumbing
Pre-Season Air Conditioning Tune-Up Special: Save Nearly 50%
$94 for an 18-Point A/C Service, Cleaning & Inspection. CLICK to see all our Money Saving Coupons!

 Tommy Pastrami
"Now Serving Coors Light, Samuel Adams and Blue Moon on Tap!"
CLICK to see our Mondays and Tuesdays specials on pitchers.

 Celinda`s Great Mexican Food
Try Our Delicious "3 Enchilada Entree" For 1/2 Price, CLICK To See How!
Don't forget Dessert! We have a new Choco Taco Ice Cream for only $1.49..

 Friends The Sports Tavern
Buy One Sandwich and get the Second Sandwich FREE!!!
25% off all bottles of wine! CLICK to view our exciting week.

 El Toro Gourmet Meats
Receive $10.00 Off Your Next Purchase, View Our Specials And See How!
For the Absolute Best in Premium Meats, Seafood, Deli, Produce and Premium Wines

 Selma`s Chicago Pizzeria & Tap Room
B.Y.O.B Party, Thursday, April 29th, 6pm to 8pm!
Bring your own favorite 22oz Bottle of Beer to Share. CLICK to view our party...

Terms of Use   |    Privacy Policy            
© Copyright 2009 - 2010 by News-n-Views. All trademarks are used as property of their owners.