Cardio After Weight Training

In order to maximise your weight loss, it is best to perform cardio after weight training workouts.

Many people wonder whether they should do weights or cardio first in their workouts and in this article we will discuss why cardio after weights is the best way to go!

Any exercise you perform on a regular basis will benefit your body enormously by increasing the number of calories your body uses up. Therefore, the amount of fat your body uses increases as well. However, if your goal is to achieve maximum fat loss as quickly as possible, then performing cardio after weights can make a big difference to your results.

Cardio After Weight Training

Here's Why Cardio After Weight Training Works so Well

Having the body in a mildly hypoglycaemic state (low blood sugar level) is ideal for achieving maximum fat loss because it means the body must preferentially use more fat as its fuel source.

Therefore, since weight training is a high intensity activity and, as exercise intensity increases so does the proportion of carbohydrate that is used as a fuel source. Accordingly, during resistance training your body will use carbohydrate almost exclusively as its source of fuel. This means your body's carbohydrate stores will become depleted from the weight training workout creating a mildly hypoglycaemic state. As a result, by doing cardio after weights your body will be forced to use more of its fat stores as a fuel source.

Overall, cardio after weights will help you burn more fat and lose more weight than if your performed the two types of exercise the other way around (cardio before weights).

In saying this, it is always beneficial to perform a short cardio warm up before commencing your weight training component of your workout.

In order to burn even more body fat it is a good idea to take a thermogenic fat burner prior to your workout. This will give your metabolism a boost, increase your energy, as well as mobilising more fat from your fat stores, which may then be used as the main fuel source during the cardio session.

If you would like to find out how to burn even more body fat by using other principles in addition to performing cardio after weight training, then get a copy of my e-book Look Good, Feel Great! It contains all the weight-loss information you will ever need.

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