Cardio & weight training -- on same day or different days?

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    Oct 12, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    I keep trying to vary my workout routine -- for a long time I've done all my weight training on certain days, and cardio (cycling, running, other aerobics) on other days.

    Now that I've added yoga back into the mix, would it be more effective to do weights & cardio on the same day?

    If so -- here's that age-old question: Cardio before weights, or after?

    Let me add that I'm a hard-gainer and have to really work to gain muscle mass -- regardless of how much cardio I do, regardless of what I eat.
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    Oct 18, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    Despite the hidden/deleted member's inactivity, I'd like an answer to this question myself.

    For the past four months I've been doing cardio for five days a week. Four of those days I do weight training for an hour and then cardio afterward for about an hour. I usually overlap weight training and cardio since I've read it helps one burn fat better.

    I'd also like to know if there's a such thing as too much cardio? So far it's been working for me, I burn about 600-700 calories each day from cardio alone.

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    Oct 18, 2012 3:33 AM GMT
    Why do u run so much?? ^^^
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    Oct 18, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    ^ To build up my cardio endurance. Never know when there's going to be a zombie apocalypse, you know?

    Nah, It's mostly to lose weight. I used to be really heavy, and I'm still working on getting rid of what is now a cookie pouch (where my huge gut used to be.) I also don't always run, usually I use the elliptical since it's ideal for moderate cardio, which I've read from multiple sources is the best for burning fat.


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    Oct 18, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    If to loose weight run in the mornings as soon as u wake up! Or 20 mins of light cardio after intense workouts. Dont want to increase the heartrate crazy high or even for too long. Most effective FAT BURNING cardio!