What type of activity, cardiovascular or weight training, should you do first in a workout? This is a question almost every personal trainer has had at some time or another.

The standard “off-the-shelf-answer” goes something like this: “You should do weight training first because doing so will lower glycogen stores and cause the body to burn more fat during the cardiovascular session.” Some new information may make many reconsider this approach to the order of cardio and weights.

Exercise order and after-burn

Many people have heard of the metabolic ripple effect or exercise after-burn. While the impact and degree of this

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