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Old 02-10-08, 07:38 PM   #1
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Weight lifting with running session?

I will be exercising here soon after a 3 week hiatus and planned to include running (not much) maybe half a mile to a mile, but I need to know what is preferrable to the body in terms of running before or after the weight lifting. I believe I heard it's better to have aerobics come after the weights, but not sure if it should be done before. Any ideas?
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You need a warm up before strength training and a half mile of running is only 5 minutes at a painfully slow pace. If you aren't going to do more than 1 mile, then I'd say before. Heck, unless the run is really long and hard and jacks you up I'd do it before.

If the run is going to be a tough one, do it on a day you're not lifting.
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Alright, thanks.
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The aerobic exercise burns more calories if performed after the weight lifting session. But as mentioned above, you also need to warm up before lifting.

Personally i do 10 min on a staionary bike as I get my mp3 player all set up and on the playlist I want, then do the weights, then end with a 30 min run or elliptical.
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I always run before I lift, I think it grew over the years from a 15 min bike ride to a 3 mile run to warm up.
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If you want to make progress in your weightlifting, you'll probably want to do it after a warmup but before your cardio.
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First do the sport which you are most interested in improving. Either one. Though, as others have stated, you want to warm up a bit before weights, even if that's your most important thing.
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If you want to make progress in your weightlifting, you'll probably want to do it after a warmup but before your cardio.
1/2 a mile isn't cardio.

That's like a sprint.
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That 1/2 mile run could be the warm-up before doing weights ... which should come before doing some cardio work of some sort (cycling, running, etc.).

If I'm not mistaken the OP is trying to lose weight ... and the recommendation is to do 60 to 90 minutes a day of exercise in order to lose weight. So running for a few minutes (1/2 mile), lifting weights for the remainder of 30 minutes, and then running, walking briskly, or cycling for an hour would do it.
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