Cardio then weights. Weights then cardio. No cardio at all or you won’t see gains. No carbs at all or you won’t get ripped.
What’s going to get you the best results? When in doubt, leave it to an exercise scientist to tell it like it is and point out workout mistakes you might be making.
Are you making these 2 big workout mistakes?
Exercise is filled with misconceptions.
Everyone out there seems to have ideas in their heads about what works and what doesn’t, which is why the best thing you can do is turn to the actual science of how your body works for answers.
Recently, we chatted with Rutgers exercise scientist Shawn Arent and asked him what the two biggest misconceptions are about exercise.
What he pointed to was very interesting: People have the wrong idea about both weight lifting and cardio. Almost everyone benefits from mixing it up and doing both, and if people understood the truth, that healthy mix might become the norm.
“I think one [misconception] is if you lift weights you’ll get big and bulky. It’s just not true; you get so many health benefits from it. Women in particular tend to say ‘oh I don’t want to get that big.’ You don’t have the hormones to support getting that big. And especially if you’re doing a lot of aerobic exercise, it’s not going to happen. You’re not going to get that big and bulky…
“It (cardiovascular exercise) actually cuts into the protein synthesis recovery that you see following resistance training.
“It doesn’t mean that you can’t gain muscle that way, it just means that you wouldn’t gain as much as if you had [only] been lifting …
“Another misconception that’s been circulating quite a bit is that you don’t need to do cardio, that cardio’s bad … the whole idea that you lose muscle mass, and so now if you regain weight what you’re really putting on is body fat.
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