Cardio Before or After Weights?

Most people understand that there are many benefits to doing cardio, and you are probably one of them, or else you wouldn’t be reading this right now…

But what you probably don’t know though, is WHEN you should perform the cardio, so you get the best possible results… Should you do cardio before or after weights? First thing in the morning, on an empty stomach? Right after a meal?

I will answer these questions for you in the video below, so go ahead and watch it now!

Watch the Cardio Before or After Weights Video on YouTube

Hope you learned some great things, and enjoyed meeting Granpa Herby 😉

As I mentioned in the video, the cardio times that work best for may, may be different for you, so that is why I recommend testing different times out. However, certain principles I mentioned should hold true for every one…

Such as working to perform cardio (hiit or stead-state) while most (if not all) of your glycogen storages are depleted, so your body will then turn to FAT for fuel (and not muscle, if your getting enough protein and BCAA’s throughout the day).

Muscle can also be used as a fuel for your body to burn, however, you don’t want to use muscle for fuel, especially if you’ve been working so hard to build some!

Instead you want to always try to use FAT as one of your main sources of energy, to fuel you through your workouts. That way, your body will become more efficient at burning fat, every time you work out.

So be sure you incorporate cardio into your routine AT LEAST 1-2 times per week, so you can reap all the benefits it has to offer!



Comment below!

  • katrina

    So it’s best to exercise on an empty stomach? Normally I have a protein smoothie then work out 30-60 minutes afterwards. I then eat a protein-rich meal like porridge or eggs with brown toast and mushrooms 10-20 minutes after my workout. Please let me know if I’ll still be burning fat this way or whether I should try something else? Because some sources say you shouldn’t work out on an empty stomach.. Thanks!:)

  • Kevin

    Can you tell me about your workout routine? I’m fairly new and I have no idea where to start in the gym.