20 Weight-Loss Mistakes You Make In the Gym (PLUS a “Big Picture” Wrap-Up!)

by Jackie Wicks
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#12: You Do Your Cardio and Resistance On the Same Day

Don't do cardio and weights the same day.Specifically, you do your leg workout, and then you do cardio right after, or vice-versa. Strength training and cardio use different types of muscle (type I vs. type II), and working them in the same time period can limit the ability of either to adapt and get stronger. If you do cardio and resistance training on the same day, don’t work the same muscle groups.

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