If you are wondering this- trust me, you are not alone. This has to be one of my most top asked questions which is what warranted the need for this blog post!
Again, this is all my opinion. If what you do works better for you- then keep doing it.
In an ideal world, splitting cardio and weights would be best. Fasted cardio in the morning and then lift in the evening. If you’re like Josh and me, we don’t have the time to go to the gym twice a day plus we live over 20 minutes away from the gym- going twice is just not feasible.
We like to lift weights first. There are three main reasons:
1: We like to use our strength for our workouts. Your body only has so much testosterone and strength and we like to capitalize on what we have and get the most out of our lifts
2: We use a pre workout. Using a pre workout before you do cardio is NOT ideal so it would make the most sense to lift FIRST and utilize your pre workout
3: We become sweat swamps during cardio. I personally really care for my skin and don’t want to break out nor do I want to lift with swamp butt and be dripping in sweat for 45 minutes while I lift
I really hope this clears up why we choose to lift before we do cardio- it’s not rocket science!