getitbro saidI'm seeing is replies from skinny guys or tubbies...granted Im not all muscle but I'd believe someone who has high muscle density vs. skinny or chunky...so all you guys who have achieved that body type of low fat and high muscle please explain your routine.
What you need to understand is that there are a lot of people on this site who know what they are talking about when it comes to fitness even if you choose to ignore the multiple degrees and certifications and well, plain ol'experience a lot have, you will find yourself shit out of luck when it comes to advice if you were, to say, ignore Chucky's or Lostboy's advice on cardio if he gave it because he is "all muscle" or ignore my muscle building or diet advice because I am "skinny".
In spite of what you may judge based off of visuals, the advice given in here is pretty sound even if it is coming from a "skinny" boy like me. If I wanted to bulk up, I could, I don't. I am a runner, I run a lot, I do tris, I swim, I bike, I teach 4 cardio classes a week. I don't care to be a brick, I am happy the way I am.
The same is said for someone who is a meaty man of muscle, who is happy, and can give logical advice on cardio. Skinny vs. bulky muscle have good things to say. Our comments are FAR from the "fat-persons-telling-somone-how-to-lose-weight".
Another thing to remember is that everything is given in large generalizations without us making observations or knowing the rest of the background. So Rich's 1-2 miles works for him, but it would never work for me. Each person metabolizes differently and thus he is obliged to cater a workout properly. All we can do is simply answer the OP's question and tell him to do cardio before weight lifting (and before Chucky gets in here and tells him to do HIIT, I will say it: do HIIT). How much? Trial and error, unless he wants to fly to any of the Personal Training RJ'rs and get our assessment.