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Run or weights first?

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by rubito, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. rubito

    rubito Active Member

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    Hi everyone, on Friday I just finish 2 months of exercise,going from monday to friday and resting on weekends.
    I feel great but I want to try to gain more muscle,so I asked a friend about how I can do that,he game me a routine to do for the week and said I should do weights first and after that go for a run,I always ran before I do my weights.
    So that is my questions,if I want to increise my muscle should I do weights and then run?Thank you.
     
  2. John Stone

    John Stone Every day is Leg Day
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    In general it's best to separate your cardio from weight training by several hours. If you must do them together, then weight train first.
     
  3. rubito

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    Thanks,I read on one of the stickies that you should separate in between 8 hours but couldnt explain why,do you know where I can find the faqs about that,just curious to read about it.
     
  4. rubito

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    Well I will find it later lol,shoul I isolate my running for another day?,example:
    Today monday I did: Back exercises,did not run.
    I am eating right now,should I go later or establish a running day?

    My objective is to get bigger!
     
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    I prefer having an established running day. I would say if you goal is to get bigger, focus most of your effort on that goal. Don't let running interfere with your lifting (such as not giving your workout your all cause you are worried you will be sore or lack energy for your scheduled run).

    If you can still manage a run on your run day, go for it.

    Jaer
    tries to keep a schedule of 4 lifting days a week, a short cardio day in the middle, and a long run over the weekend. Keep it all separate, and nail each one with every once of energy.
     
  6. rubito

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    Well I plan on lifting 4 times a week,and one day I will run so,thanks!:P
     
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    My current schedule is: workout M/T/T/F, and run on Wednesday and Saturday. I've had no problems gaining - the other day got asked if I was interested in competing later this year.

    Just make sure you eat enough on running days. I take gatorade (mixed with BCAAs) immediately before/after running, and a protein shake within half an hour of the run.
     
  8. rubito

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    Should I be taking protein after running? I only have it after I have done my lifts,but after running?
     
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    Depends on what your protein intake is like for the rest of the day really. I like to get some protein in after either lifting or running, to assist with muscle recovery.
     
  10. rubito

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    I took some protein after running yesterday,I havent try any powder yet,all natural:
    - 2 Egg whites
    - 1 coup of milk
    - 1 banana
    and blend!
     
  11. rubito

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    Now that I recall,when long ago I was starting in the gym,the trainer always told me to start out on doing 20 minuts of cardio.
     
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