# 6 Cardio After
This tip will seem like common sense. Guess why? It’s because it is! But, most people still make this mistake and wonder why they’re tired part way through their workout. Typically, gym goers start their workout with cardio before heading over to the weight room. While there’s really nothing wrong with this – cardio is a great warm up – it can be detrimental to your lifts and your quest for muscle gain. Cardio will make you fatigued and not allow you to put as much into your lifts as you want. This will prevent you from doing the reps and weights that you’re capable of before becoming fatigued. The best solution is to tone down your cardio warm up. You could maybe walk instead of run. Better yet, save your cardio for after you lift. You will still get all of the benefits of cardio, but it won’t impact your lifts. Again, this is not saying you should stop doing cardio. It’s just saying you should consider putting it at the end of your workout so that your body is fresh for your lifts.
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What are the ideal characteristics of a bodybuilder’s body?
People go into bodybuilding for different reasons. Some engage in weightlifting exercises to lose weight and build muscle mass to improve their looks.
Others engage in bodybuilding to strengthen weak muscles and joints, as in the case of older males who are suffering from a lifetime of sedentary living. And still some engage in the sport because they want to compete in amateur and/or professional bodybuilding competitions.
I can relate to the partial holds that were part of your tips. I generally do this on my last set to help fatigue the muscles, and work them to their maximum capacity.
Hey Pete, for sure it’s a great tactic… Thanks for stopping by!
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