Can I do cardio and weights consecutively?

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    #16
    Yes you can do consecutively but first the weight lifting to have the stamina.
    You can do metabolic weight lifting with compound exercises and little interval between exercises to have cardio also.
    Another choice is to use kettlebells

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      #17
      Yes you can, I in the past did weights first then the cardio workout last.

      but it also depends on what your objectives are.

      johnj49

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        #18
        Originally posted by kiralescense View Post

        RockNTennessee maybe because your cardio was intense than mine? Im just walking during weekdays 30 to 40 mins and doing weights uhmm.. sometimes. If I still have time. 😔
        kiralescense I was also walking 30 - 40 minutes at lunch every day. Let's just say I had a significant amount of weight to get rid of (50#). The walks were daily and the gym was 3x per week. That and food intake modification did the trick in about 8 months and gained strength in the process without gaining bulk. You can do it, you just have to make yourself until it becomes habit.

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          #19
          Originally posted by ArtBoyo View Post
          I know I've done a cardio-heavy programs and a weights-focused programs at the same time and seen results/been fine (30 Days of Change and Ironborn respectively), but I doubt that you could do both of those programs in under an hour. Some days were maybe around 50 minutes, but a lot of the time I was working in a little over an hour to an hour and a half. Even if you traded 30 Days of Change for something like Cardio Blast, I doubt you'd fit it all into the time limit.

          My goals are also notably different than yours, however. Losing weight IS a thing, but not necessarily my sole focus and I don't exactly have a specific time limit to do a certain amount either. While there certainly are likely ways you can throw in some light dumbbells into the Cardio Blast routine (holding them while doing lunges or squats, for example) or even throwing on some light wrist/ankle weights, weights tend to push your body more towards gaining muscle and might throw off how much you feel you've 'lost' over time since muscle does weigh more than fat.

          That said, kandy does have a very good point. For the most part, if you want to focus on losing weight, you want to focus on things that are pointed towards stream lining your body. Unfortunately, you can't really spot-lose weight (as much as I would love to be able too). I'd go with something like Cardio Blast or maybe Cardio Go! and if either are too easy for the first few days, it might be a decent idea to shoot a little higher at level 3 stuff. I'd personally highly recommend 30 Days of Change if you did a harder difficulty one (and have a way you can run regularly), but a ton of other level 3 programs look really fun, like Athena's Playbook, Cardio Trim, and Hero's Journey.
          ArtBoyo just woke up. I think youre right. And will check one by one all the suggested workouts. And I need to fix my sched so I could workout more than an hour. Thats the only problem. Because before, Iworkout in the morning (cardio) then in the evening (upper body or lower body). But due to my new work sched, I wasnt able to commit to do the evening workout with consistency.

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            #20
            Originally posted by Avatar View Post
            Yes you can do consecutively but first the weight lifting to have the stamina.
            You can do metabolic weight lifting with compound exercises and little interval between exercises to have cardio also.
            Another choice is to use kettlebells
            Avatar and Johnj49 Yeeey! I will now find cardio workouts here. My weights workout had been corrected by an expert here and I want to use it. Thank yooooou!

            RockNTennessee I will. Now that I have a clear set of program.

            Thank you, ALL!

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              #21
              ArtBoyo kandy Both of you mentioned some of the workout programs here such as Athena's Playbook, Cardio Blast and so on. And comparing all of them, I find Athena's playbook more interesting. There are some days you're going to focus only in the Upper body only or lower body. Since I really want to give more concentration in my arms hahahahaha! can I still use my arm workout program sequentially to the upper body program they have in Athena's playbook?

              And could you give me an idea, how many calories burned in Athena's Playbook? ​​​​​​​

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                #22
                I have no idea about calories burning in Athena's Playbook or any worktouts on Darebee, because I never count those. If I ever care about calories (which I usually don't) I will do so in my food: eating less but with the same amount of exercise. Or you eat the same as the program progresses/ becomes more intense. But it is said that food is a big part, so.

                For the arm workout program part, I am not sure also, but I guess if you can take the load you can go ahead. Athena's have a focus on lower body, and the upperbody days are usually not THAT demanding. There's a suggested meal plan for the program and you can follow that.

                I had fun with the program. Good luck!

                EDIT: I am currently doing the Dynamic Dumbbells workout every Monday. I do it for forearm strength and endurance but I also notice visual change in my upper arms. I guess I am not losing much fat there so the arms, including the shoulder, simply look thicker with some definition. My back is probably growing bigger/ thicker as well, which can make your upperbody looks broader (I mean the line from shoulder to shoulder), but I still can't fathom why it is so. But I have also been doing the Tricep Dips Challenge (it's the 30th day today), and that can contribute to bigger triceps as well.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by kandy View Post
                  I have no idea about calories burning in Athena's Playbook or any worktouts on Darebee, because I never count those. If I ever care about calories (which I usually don't) I will do so in my food: eating less but with the same amount of exercise. Or you eat the same as the program progresses/ becomes more intense. But it is said that food is a big part, so.

                  For the arm workout program part, I am not sure also, but I guess if you can take the load you can go ahead. Athena's have a focus on lower body, and the upperbody days are usually not THAT demanding. There's a suggested meal plan for the program and you can follow that.

                  I had fun with the program. Good luck!

                  EDIT: I am currently doing the Dynamic Dumbbells workout every Monday. I do it for forearm strength and endurance but I also notice visual change in my upper arms. I guess I am not losing much fat there so the arms, including the shoulder, simply look thicker with some definition. My back is probably growing bigger/ thicker as well, which can make your upperbody looks broader (I mean the line from shoulder to shoulder), but I still can't fathom why it is so. But I have also been doing the Tricep Dips Challenge (it's the 30th day today), and that can contribute to bigger triceps as well.
                  kandy maybe I just wait for others idea about the arm workout hahahaha

                  And yes, food is one thing that Im having a problem. But Im doing my very best Im also checking other programs.

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                    #24
                    kandy No, I decided to stick with my first program hahahaha! Since Avatar confirmed that I can do cardio and weights consecutively. I would just look for cardio workouts here but not a program. I've noticed that my body need variations there are days that Im not sweating even I did a HIIT maybe because Im doing the same exercises since Day 1.

                    Again, thank you ALL. I can do this!

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by kandy View Post
                      If you have a bloated lower belly but a fairly flat upper stomach like me, there's a trick that might help you: practice squeeze/ tightening your abs. That works really well for me who never made an effort doing so before. I have done 5 days so far and change has been seen every day.

                      I practice twice a day using the 1 minute equal breathing clock from the meditation challenge (expand your belly when inhaling and squeeze it when exhaling,) and tighten the abs more often during ab exercises.
                      kandy I have opposite as yours. Bloated upper belly and flat lower belly hahahaha but I can manage this. I just need to eat rice less. 😊

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