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Weight lifting before or after running?

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Aug 2012
8:48pm, 21 Aug 2012
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Wriggling Snake
tend to use running as a warm up for weights/core, then warm down with a run too, recovery pace.
Aug 2012
8:56pm, 21 Aug 2012
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I'd want to come into any sort of resistance session completely fresh, so wouldn't do any running/cycling beforehand.
Aug 2012
9:04pm, 21 Aug 2012
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Fenland Runner
I'm agreeing with WS, easy 'jog' warm-up, then core/AA.
Aug 2012
9:48pm, 21 Aug 2012
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olde english
Tricky...i only do weights within circuit work 2 keep me bikini fit so I prefer pre easy run to get the old joints moving. Doesnt slow me down, actually allows me 2 get going a little quicker.
Aug 2012
10:24pm, 21 Aug 2012
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In reality I don't really run and lift weight at the same time. I like to keep things in their box.
Aug 2012
9:23pm, 22 Aug 2012
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"stressing the nervous system"?

How does that one work?
Aug 2012
11:54am, 23 Aug 2012
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I dont like running long duration at the gym. So what I tend to do is run to the gym 1.5 miles and then do my weights and then run back. Find this easier at the moment as I seem to have lost my MoJo ... So running to the gym + home gives me a goal so to speak.
Aug 2012
12:13pm, 23 Aug 2012
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I guess it depends on what your main aim is.

As Gobi says whatever you do second will suffer.

So if you want to maximise strength gains then do weights first, but if you want to improve some aspect of your endurance or running fitness, then do running first.
Aug 2012
1:32pm, 23 Aug 2012
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One of my key sessions years ago was to combine weights and treadmill in the gym prob around 1 1/2 hrs with 3 x1 mile at hard effort at average 5.50 pace ..the mile efforts I would do after each set of weights..this worked for me as at that time I was doing low mileage and was running 38 for 10k and 1.24 for half
Aug 2012
1:37pm, 23 Aug 2012
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Mrs Winkle
I do both - sometimes before, sometimes after. Depends on what my "schedule" at the gym is that day.

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