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    Default Cardio after Legs Day

    Is it too much to do a cardio day after you work your legs?

    So for example, Tuesday I lift with my legs and Wednesday I do cardio. Is that not allowing my legs to recover enough from the Tuesday lift?

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    i wudnt recommend it

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ88 View Post
    Is it too much to do a cardio day after you work your legs?

    So for example, Tuesday I lift with my legs and Wednesday I do cardio. Is that not allowing my legs to recover enough from the Tuesday lift?
    It depends. How hard you work your legs, and what kind of cardio you plan to do, are both important.

    As far as I'm concerned, cardio is a perfectly fine option on the day after a leg workout.

    Ultimately, though, your body will probably tell you if it's a bad idea.

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    There are worse things you could do. You might be sore, but as long as your nutrition is sound, and you don't have recovery issues, you should be fine. I do that all the time.

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    The day after I hit my legs, they are sore, but not to the point where it is painful to walk or anything like that.

    I run and switch between the stationary bike and Elliptical machine.

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    cardio is perfectly fine after leg day. I wouldnt suggest doing anything to intense, or a overly hilly run. A nice low-medium intensity run on flat ground will do wonders. Youll usually find it'll loosen up the muscles, and reduce the time of DOMS.
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    I'm having the same dilemma at the moment i'm going to find out if it's a good idea on Thursday when i do my legs and then cardio straight after.
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    I do some cardio every day after I lift, even on the same day that I do legs. All my cardio is low intensity (keeping heart rate 120-130), and I will generally stick to an elliptical machine on leg day, and the day after legs. It seems to help me with loosening my legs up after lifting, and makes it considerably easier for me to stretch them afterwards. I tried the bike one day, that was a mistake I regretted the next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ88 View Post
    Is it too much to do a cardio day after you work your legs?

    So for example, Tuesday I lift with my legs and Wednesday I do cardio. Is that not allowing my legs to recover enough from the Tuesday lift?
    Walking is cardio, so aside from sitting all day which is impractical, cardio is a requirement anyway and it's fun

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    i like to bicycle so i can work my quads and you feel the burn while doing that after a good lower body workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjinx View Post
    cardio is perfectly fine after leg day. I wouldnt suggest doing anything to intense, or a overly hilly run. A nice low-medium intensity run on flat ground will do wonders. Youll usually find it'll loosen up the muscles, and reduce the time of DOMS.
    I'm with this guy

    A nice easy ride loosens my legs and helps with the soreness that you know is coming LOL. You know, the dreaded, 24 hr-later DOMS that comes hammering down. swear I can set my watch by it
    When it's all over said and done, you're gonna regret the things you 'didn't do', more than the things you did.
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