Physique Tip #02 – Get Your Priorities Straight

 

You say you want to add more lean mass in 2017? Then you should to prioritize your training for size.

 

screen-shot-2017-01-12-at-8-58-54-pmPerforming aerobic exercise before resistance training depletes muscle glycogen and increases intramuscular acid concentrations, both of which compromise your ability to lift maximally.

 

Conversely, hitting the iron before cardio is favorable to improving strength, power, and hypertrophy (muscle growth). The weights-first sequence also appears to potentiate greater caloric expenditure and fat utilization in the cardiovascular session to follow.

 

Take Away: Start with weights and finish with cardio. Alternatively, perform cardio workouts on different days than you resistance train.

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