Lifting Weights Before Cardio Session Could Make it More Effective
- Submaximal endurance exercise only (what is commonly referred to as “aerobics”).
- Resistance training followed by a twenty minute break and then submaximal endurance exercise.
- Resistance training followed by a two hour break before performing the submaximal exercise.
The researchers found that when the test subjects participated in resistance training and then took part in an aerobics session with only a twenty minute break in between, their bodies burned more fat than when they did not participate in the resistance training, or when the break between sessions (two hours) was too long.
Conclusion: Lifting weights right before your aerobics session could help you burn more fat, but don’t leave the gym for dinner in between sessions