OK...but why does practically no one do this??
If you have ever belonged to a gym, you have probably noticed that almost everyone does cardio before weights. Most people do this for one of two reasons:
A. They don’t know any better, or
B. They want to get the "boring" part out of the way first.
Those "in the know" do their weight training first! Of course, your other options are to do them at separate times — such as weights in the morning, and cardio in the evening, or vice versa. Alternately, you could alternate your cardio and weights workouts, perhaps doing each two or three times per week and taking the rest of the day(s) off.
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There is one situation where you might answer the question, "cardio or weights first" with "cardio," and it's the case where you're an endurance athlete training for performance in endurance events.
If endurance event performance is your priority, go ahead and train cardio first, even though it's not so good for fat loss. If your goals are fat loss or muscle gain primarily, be sure you answer "weights!" when the question, "cardio or weights first" arises.
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