Studies have shown that cardio is best done after strength training.
By doing your cardio exercises right after your strength training, you’ll find numerous advantages, such as:
- You’ll improve hormone levels, which is a part of achieving optimal fitness. Studies suggest that performing cardio after strength training enhances your level of growth hormone, meaning you’ll be better able to maintain strength and leanness.
- Since the energy for strength workouts comes almost entirely from stored glucose, if you do strength training first, the energy stores are still available for the strength workout. In other words, you haven’t depleted your stores from doing your cardio first. You will then be better able to safely focus greater effort into your strength training. You can now maximize the fat-burning effects of the cardio that you do afterward when muscle glucose is lower after strength training.