Cardio or Gym First?

by Usef
(Cairo)

Question: Cardio or Gym First?

I go to the gym for body building and go to the track to run and jump rope (cardio) in the same day...

It takes about 10 to 15 minutes between the gym and the track and I take it walking.

I also sometimes train some fitness exercise on the track, like push ups and abs exercise.

-What should I do first train body building or cardio?

-I always have the energy to do this daily but I was also wondering if this schedule was negative in developing muscles or getting better generally (because of low rest and high stress on muscles)...

-If it wasn't good for developing muscles, isn't it similar to army training?

So what does the army training aim to do?

Answers:

Q: "What should I do first train body building or cardio?"

A: Do a light weight workout to warm up the muscles, then start in on your regular workout routine.

After that, do some cardio after your weight lifting, or do cardio on your days off from weight lifting.

Q: "I always have the energy to do this daily but I was also wondering if this schedule was negative in developing muscles"

A: This really depends on the rate in which your body recovers. Every body type requires a different approach. So this really depends on your body type, your experience level, and your objective.

Q: "If it wasn't good for developing muscles, isn't it similar to army training?"

"So what does the army training aim to do?"

A: Bodybuilding is more geared toward physical appearance.

Army style training is more geared toward physical functionality.

The difference is, the size of the muscle vs the usability of the muscle.

Army training would be more aimed to develop strength, cardio conditioning, stamina, and mental toughness to be able to endure both mentally and physically tough, harsh conditions.

Bodybuilding aims to develop symmetry, a cosmetic approach.

I hope this helps!

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