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Health Alert: Weight Training

Updated: Monday, May 12 2014, 04:48 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- A new study looks  at whether you should lift weights or do cardio first at the gym for best results.

If you are a person that is into working out you probably know the question that gets asked quite often: which is better to do first, cardio or weight training?  Well this new study found it doesn't matter as long as you do both.

Local 12 stopped out at Gymbos in Dent to tell you more in about it.  Researchers in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found that when they had those ages 18 to 40 perform  a cardio workout and then  strength training and then switch it up, they had similar results.  They had each group do this 90 to 120 minutes, two or three times a week for 24 weeks.  Though muscle gains were initially less in the cardio first group, by the end of the study the two groups had similar improvements in both aerobic capacity and muscle mass.

Now just a note, you do need to do either one first and both together for the 24 weeks.  It's not likely either will give you immediate results.


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