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In what order should I do my exercise routine?

Grant Cooper, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
One popular sequence of exercise is a warm-up period followed by aerobic exercise, strengthening exercises, and then stretching. An alternative routine is a warm-up followed by stretching, strengthening, and then aerobic exercise.
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The order of your routine depends on you. You should always start with some form of a warm-up prior to any exercise. Following, options are endless. You may start with strength training or cardiovascular training. Much will depend on your mood for the day.

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