Cardio before or after workout?
To simplify your decision, put what’s most important to you at the beggining of your workout.
For example, if you’re looking to build strength, implement your weight training first, or if you are trying to focus on endurance, put your cardio before your workout.
Studies have shown that performing too much cardio can be a hinderance to muscle growth. However, if you are a competitive bodybuilder, you want to implement HIIT cardio into your workout routine to prevent muscle loss.
In contrast, doing steady state cardio has a lot of benefits for people trying to lose weight, and it is usually best added after your workout or on a rest day.