Should You Do Weights or Cardio First?

Whether you do weights or cardio first depends on two things: your goals and personal preference.

When we posed this question to you on our Facebook page, hundreds of you weighed in (531 at the timing of this writing). Most hailing the weight room as your first stop and for good reason—doing so doesn’t fatigue your muscles so you can go heavier. And this is great, especially if you’re goal is to burn fat and gain muscle, says Carla Sanchez, CSCS, an IFBB fitness pro and owner of Performance Ready in Lone Tree, Colorado.