[quote:699fead65a="rosebud101"]I have been trying to figure out how to combine cardio and weight training without interference and found the following article that offers science and a solution for obtaining benefits from both:
After reading the article I have begun to do low intensity cardio in the am on an empty stomach for 30 - 40 min. I do weights at night - generally 2 to 3 times a week. This combo seems to work. Any thoughts out there?
My belief is that you [i:699fead65a]can't[/i:699fead65a] combine aerobics and weight training without having at least some interference. In other words, I don't believe that you can truly maximize your strength gains while performing an appreciable amount of aerobic training, if for no other reason than performing aerobics will reduce the frequency, volume, or intensity of weight training that you can perform concurrently.
What I believe you [i:699fead65a]can[/i:699fead65a] do it achieve a reasonable, if not pretty good compromise between aerobic and strength training. The adaptations to strength and aerobic training may come less quickly when performed concurrently, but you can still achieve a good degree of each over time. This will be enough for people who aren't interested in bodybuilding, attaining powerlifter strength levels, or becoming endurance athletes. Heck, a lot of good bodybuilders do a substantial amount of aerobics (to burn calories mostly), so evidently it's possible to at least [i:699fead65a]maintain[/i:699fead65a] a lot of muscle gains while performing aerobics. I just don't think it's possible to achieve your genetic potential for strength while doing aerobics concurrently... few elite powerlifters do aerobics, and I doubt that ANY elite or even semi-elite weightlifters do them.