Cardio + Strength v. On the Same Day?

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    Logos New Member

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    I currently lift three days a week, about an hour's workout, and on interim days I do 30 minutes of intense cardio on my indoor rowing machine. However, my cardio shape is starting to slip, so I wanted to add a bit on lifting days. How detrimental to muscle growth would it be if I were to, say, run three miles in the morning and then do my lifting in the afternoon?

    Also, if I were to run after breakfast, how long ought I wait so that I burn off breakfast instead of my calves?
     
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    well i dont know how to answer your question but i run to and from the gym from my house and it works out fine 5-6 times a week i go to the gym
     
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    from what i could remember, lift before cardio.

    idk how long it takes food to digest, but before i lift, i let food digest for about 20min
     
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    Run before breakfast, when I run in the mornings I roll out of bed and into my shoes.
     
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    I need my caffeine fix first ;) Besides, doesn't running on an empty stomach contribute to muscle loss?
     
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    It makes sense to lift first, as I'm frequently pretty worn out after cardio. Probably a good idea.
     
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