Can I do cardio in the morning and strength training in the evening?

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    Can I do cardio in the morning and strength training in the evening?

    Hello all!
    Today, due to limited time, I did my cardio first thing in the morning (20' jumping rope, 10' shadowboxing) and thought I can do my strength routine, plus some more boxing in the evening... Will it give the same results as doing it once, better or worse? Does it burn the same calories?

    #2
    A similar question has been asked before on this thread .

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      #3
      miawtthias but it is quite different..! I know I want to do cardio first, but don't know if, by separating strength and cardio by 5-6 hours, the benefits are lessened...

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        #4
        I think the more important question is are you recovered enough in time? Benefits are more dependent on ability to preform again versus what you are doing specifically. If you are recovered I would say go for it, if you aren't then yes you would be limiting some of the benefits (to what degree is highly individual). I would also say it would depend on what you are doing for the strength. If it is something like powerlifting there may be more of an impact especially if the cardio was high intensity but if not....well we can keep going down this rabbit hole forever.

        I would say if you are recovered/rested (physically and mentally) then have at it, if you are just digging a hole and spinning your wheels then you may want to spread things out.

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          #5
          I totally agree with Azercord's point.

          You need to ask yourself if your body can handle that kind of load.

          I think it also depends on how you split your workout. If you just need to squeeze it in one or two days because you cannot find time to do your normal schedule then it's not a big deal.

          But if you want to plan your routine around that split in the long run, it's not impossible but it needs a lot of planning to ensure that you are not overtraining. After all, resting is as important as working out.

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