View Full Version : Rowing after weight training
02-16-2011, 11:08 AM
I usually like to row for atleast 15 - 20 minutes after my work out. I know some people think cardio post-workout deteriorates muscle, so would rowing be a bad idea?
02-16-2011, 12:12 PM
theres all sorts of opinions on whether or not performing cardio post weight training will deteriorate muscle. I'm no expert but in my experience so long as you fuel your body pre and post workout there should be minimal muscle loss.
Plus doing cardio will help with your endurance, fat loss and cardio health. Just make sure you're getting the right nutrition before your workout and afterwards and you should be good.
Rowing for 15-20 minutes sounds like absolute hell by the way. I usually row for speed and after 500M I literally wanna throw up.
02-16-2011, 12:50 PM
I'm an endurance sports guy, and use weight training only as a support measure; usually only once or twice each week. With that in mind, I always do some ez spinning for 30-60 minutes on the bike (40-50 percent of threshold intensity) after my weight training sessions; especially leg sessions. I find that it helps me recover from the weight workout with less soreness.
02-16-2011, 01:24 PM
I would do what S2 does, only I would do it 24hrs after a workout as a recovery measure, and I would make sure it was shorter, more intense interval work. I would definitely NOT do 20 - 30 min of low intensity distance cardio directly after weight training based on MY goals.
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